I think I found a Walt running a security company...

So, I was working for a security firm in north Kent, I won't say which one, and the CEO and founder of the company is giving it both barrels about how he is an ex-Para and how he set up his firm with the intention of replicating military values in the private security sector. He only founded his company in the last 5 years, so I am not sure if he knows that there are plenty of actual ex-soldiers already doing that. He seems like your average meathead, really not got much insight about anything, but he is an unstable guy and I did not particularly want to question him about his alleged service.

The stories he tells are usually of the ultra-violent nature, and you can tell he really enjoys telling them. The clincher for me was when he claimed that he was ex-reconnaissance and had served in northern Ireland, doing observation on IRA bigwigs. He claimed that when he left the army, he was allowed to keep several firearms as he was considered to be at risk of kidnap due to his work. The gat he specifically mentioned was a Smith and Wesson revolver, not your usual BAF fare, right? He claims that he got into a road rage incident with another driver, and pulled this pistol on him. He was telling this story to one of the younger guys from the firm, while me and another guard were sleeping in the back of the car. I was only sort of dozing, and when i heard what he was talking about my interest picked up. He totally expected this guy to believe that this story was true and he had no consequences off the back of it, the other driver just didn't bother to take down his license, I guess.

Another big red flag is that he used to work for another security firm in the same area before starting his company, and the CEO from that company told me that due to data protection laws he was not able to tell me that this Walt in question never put anything military related on his CV when he was applying to that firm, and these stories of wartime heroism seemed to emerge once he founded his company. Does any of this seem even partially credible? What can I do from here?
 
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That's not a Walt in the wild.

This, OTOH.
 

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As I'm happily on record as saying, anyone who starts a a sentence with the word "So" deserves to have their tongue nailed to the nearest church door.
 

theoriginalphantom

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As I'm happily on record as saying, anyone who starts a a sentence with the word "So" deserves to have their tongue nailed to the nearest church door.


So am I.


Oh bugger.
 
So, I was working for a security firm in north Kent, I won't say which one, and the CEO and founder of the company is giving it both barrels about how he is an ex-Para and how he set up his firm with the intention of replicating military values in the private security sector. He only founded his company in the last 5 years, so I am not sure if he knows that there are plenty of actual ex-soldiers already doing that. He seems like your average meathead, really not got much insight about anything, but he is an unstable guy and I did not particularly want to question him about his alleged service.

The stories he tells are usually of the ultra-violent nature, and you can tell he really enjoys telling them. The clincher for me was when he claimed that he was ex-reconnaissance and had served in northern Ireland, doing observation on IRA bigwigs. He claimed that when he left the army, he was allowed to keep several firearms as he was considered to be at risk of kidnap due to his work. The gat he specifically mentioned was a Smith and Wesson revolver, not your usual BAF fare, right? He claims that he got into a road rage incident with another driver, and pulled this pistol on him. He was telling this story to one of the younger guys from the firm, while me and another guard were sleeping in the back of the car. I was only sort of dozing, and when i heard what he was talking about my interest picked up. He totally expected this guy to believe that this story was true and he had no consequences off the back of it, the other driver just didn't bother to take down his license, I guess.

Another big red flag is that he used to work for another security firm in the same area before starting his company, and the CEO from that company told me that due to data protection laws he was not able to tell me that this Walt in question never put anything military related on his CV when he was applying to that firm, and these stories of wartime heroism seemed to emerge once he founded his company. Does any of this seem even partially credible? What can I do from here?
Accept the torrid truth that you actually want this gentleman to whitewash your colon.
 
So, I was working for a security firm in north Kent, I won't say which one, and the CEO and founder of the company is giving it both barrels about how he is an ex-Para and how he set up his firm with the intention of replicating military values in the private security sector. He only founded his company in the last 5 years, so I am not sure if he knows that there are plenty of actual ex-soldiers already doing that. He seems like your average meathead, really not got much insight about anything, but he is an unstable guy and I did not particularly want to question him about his alleged service.

The stories he tells are usually of the ultra-violent nature, and you can tell he really enjoys telling them. The clincher for me was when he claimed that he was ex-reconnaissance and had served in northern Ireland, doing observation on IRA bigwigs. He claimed that when he left the army, he was allowed to keep several firearms as he was considered to be at risk of kidnap due to his work. The gat he specifically mentioned was a Smith and Wesson revolver, not your usual BAF fare, right? He claims that he got into a road rage incident with another driver, and pulled this pistol on him. He was telling this story to one of the younger guys from the firm, while me and another guard were sleeping in the back of the car. I was only sort of dozing, and when i heard what he was talking about my interest picked up. He totally expected this guy to believe that this story was true and he had no consequences off the back of it, the other driver just didn't bother to take down his license, I guess.

Another big red flag is that he used to work for another security firm in the same area before starting his company, and the CEO from that company told me that due to data protection laws he was not able to tell me that this Walt in question never put anything military related on his CV when he was applying to that firm, and these stories of wartime heroism seemed to emerge once he founded his company. Does any of this seem even partially credible? What can I do from here?

Posting that load of dogs it at 3 minutes to 6 on a Saturday morning mate, you have more important things to worry about, trust me.
 
So, I was working for a security firm in north Kent, I won't say which one, and the CEO and founder of the company is giving it both barrels about how he is an ex-Para and how he set up his firm with the intention of replicating military values in the private security sector.

If he's replicating military values in the private sector he'll be bankrupt before Christmas.

His future will then involve either signing on, or working nights as a minimum wage security guard on the local industrial estate. Not your problem either way.
 

ste14w

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Do nothing mate.
You've already stated that you don't want to call him out, and you've switched jobs.
Waltery is rife, but it isn't illegal.
I once had one halfwit (agency worker) at work telling the lads all about his time as an armoured warrior....in my fcuking regiment!!
Even though he couldn't name a single regimental personality, or tell me which squadron he was in, or the name of everybodys' favourite whore down Angies Bar, he still continued with his fantasy soldiering tales.
As long as they aren't hurting anybody or trying to profit, leave them to it.
 
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