+ Reply to Thread
Page 15 of 23 FirstFirst ... 567891011121314151617181920212223 LastLast
Results 141 to 150 of 228
Like Tree220Likes

Thread: Phillip - Caramoan (Favorite)

  1. #141
    Forum Assistant sweetpea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    5,895

    Re: Phillip - Caramoan (Favorite)

    Phillip's problem is he doesn't adjust his approach based on who he is talking to, he just always talks down to whoever is in front of him. When he gives an order (or an 'assignment') he tells someone how things are going to happen, he makes it very clear they are just a peon who will be told how to act, what to say, etc, and he very obviously cannot read the body language or facial expressions of the person he's dictating to, to realize they hate his guts. Sherri's face spoke volumes to me and yet Phil didn't even react.

    He is very much NOT like Boston Rob, who was quick to think on his feet and adjust his game plan.
    holly71, Punkin and prhoshay like this.

  2. #142
    Organizing my sock drawer RBmumsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Just south of Hollywood
    Posts
    1,656

    Re: Phillip - Caramoan (Favorite)

    Quote Originally Posted by AZChristian View Post
    From Wikipedia: Transportation Security Officers: The TSA employs around 47,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs), often referred to as screeners or agents.

    TSA is a federal program. If their employees are referred to as agents, I'm extrapolating that they are "techincally" federal agents. I don't have a dog in the fight, I'm just pointing out what a mediocre job Philip could have and still be "technically" referred to as a federal agent.

    :-)
    AZ, you are correct - TSA is a federal program. I was trying to say that TSA screeners aren't like trained FBI or CIA agents. They do have a training program, but it's very basic. And, they are paid very little.
    AZChristian likes this.
    Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History...Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

  3. #143
    FORT Aficionado echo226's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Stuck in the Middle
    Posts
    8,645

    Re: Phillip - Caramoan (Favorite)

    If Phillips Linkedin profile isn't BS he actually was a "special agent" , and his Army jobs were also investigative an nature. This was all in the 80's, so scroll down to read about it. And his picture is on the cover of a recent book called "The Specialist", written by him and his brother.

    ETA: This is when, I think, Phillip felt important and was held in high regard. In other words, it's his "claim to fame" . It's maybe not unique, but it's all he'a got.
    Last edited by echo226; 04-09-2013 at 04:32 PM.
    "The way to become boring is to say everything." Voltaire

    " The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. "
    Mohandas Gandhi

  4. #144
    8/2/64 until forever! AZChristian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    3,637

    Re: Phillip - Caramoan (Favorite)

    My husband was a special agent in Army Intelligence during the Vietnam era. Sounds really impressive, and looks good on the resume.

    He did background investigations on people who needed certain clearance levels. Basically, he knocked on the doors of people who were listed as references, and asked whether they knew the person and whether they knew if they'd done anything the government should be concerned about. These days, they probably just Google them. When he was in Vietnam, he had to write reports. His classification could have been "Special Agent in Charge of Pencil Pushing."

    My husband is about as different as night and day from Philip when it comes to personality. Philip would be obnoxious and grandiose in any job. He would be the sweeper in a subway station that tries to make people believe that HE runs the trains.

  5. #145
    FORT Aficionado echo226's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Stuck in the Middle
    Posts
    8,645

    Re: Phillip - Caramoan (Favorite)

    Quote Originally Posted by AZChristian View Post
    My husband was a special agent in Army Intelligence during the Vietnam era. Sounds really impressive, and looks good on the resume.

    He did background investigations on people who needed certain clearance levels. Basically, he knocked on the doors of people who were listed as references, and asked whether they knew the person and whether they knew if they'd done anything the government should be concerned about. These days, they probably just Google them. When he was in Vietnam, he had to write reports. His classification could have been "Special Agent in Charge of Pencil Pushing."

    My husband is about as different as night and day from Philip when it comes to personality. Philip would be obnoxious and grandiose in any job. He would be the sweeper in a subway station that tries to make people believe that HE runs the trains.
    That is SO funny. When I read Phillip's job description, I was thinking Special Agent in Charge of Paper Pushing.

    The point is Phillip thought that it was important, and thus he felt important, and perhaps was treated like it was important. The man certainly acts like a self-important fool at times, so as said. I think this is all he's got, so he uses it. Many people embellish their backgrounds to others. Sadly, Phillip embellishes himself to himself.

    ps ... Glad to hear your husband is more day than night and no pink undies I presume.
    Punkin and AZChristian like this.
    "The way to become boring is to say everything." Voltaire

    " The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. "
    Mohandas Gandhi

  6. #146
    Organizing my sock drawer RBmumsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Just south of Hollywood
    Posts
    1,656

    Re: Phillip - Caramoan (Favorite)

    Sigh - Phillip's "What do they think they're doing? They're messing with the SPECIALIST!" is getting old. But, part of me thinks that it's all put on for the cameras.
    Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History...Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

  7. #147
    Forum Assistant sweetpea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    5,895

    Re: Phillip - Caramoan (Favorite)

    I want to think that too, I really do. But I just don't see any twinkle in his eye when he's going on and on about this ridiculous secret spy stuff. He's either completely delusional or he's put on a role so completely that he's started to believe his own lies...I don't know, but I do know I'm getting tired of the story line. I just want him gone. There are other people there I find far more interesting and I'd love to see them play without catering to the whims of this idiot.
    holly71 and AZChristian like this.

  8. #148
    FORT Fogey Duckyface's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    969

    Re: Phillip - Caramoan (Favorite)

    Quote Originally Posted by AZChristian View Post
    My husband was a special agent in Army Intelligence during the Vietnam era. Sounds really impressive, and looks good on the resume.

    He did background investigations on people who needed certain clearance levels. Basically, he knocked on the doors of people who were listed as references, and asked whether they knew the person and whether they knew if they'd done anything the government should be concerned about. These days, they probably just Google them. When he was in Vietnam, he had to write reports. His classification could have been "Special Agent in Charge of Pencil Pushing."

    My husband is about as different as night and day from Philip when it comes to personality. Philip would be obnoxious and grandiose in any job. He would be the sweeper in a subway station that tries to make people believe that HE runs the trains.
    I have an FBI agent who lives across the street and about once a year someone comes knocking on my door to ask me questions about him. Is he a good neighbor, is he a good representative of the FBI, is he trustworthy, is there any behavior I have seen or heard about that should concern the government, much like your husband did I'm sure. I think if Philip came knocking on my door with those shifty eyes and that crazy pants attitude I'd never let him in despite the badge.
    AZChristian likes this.

  9. #149
    FORT Fogey captain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Follow the Yellow Brick Road
    Posts
    4,441

    Re: Phillip - Caramoan (Favorite)

    I have been very curious as to Phillip's background, so I searched and this is what I found:
    According to Phillip Sheppard’s Linkedin.com bio Phillip Sheppard was a Special Agent at Defence Investigative Service DIS and a Specilaist 4 at US Army, where he was a background investigator. He gives the impression on ‘Survivor: Redemption Island’ that he was a "federal agent," but in reality he appears to have been a background investigator who conducted interviews and checked records for people who needed security clearances.
    AZChristian likes this.
    There's no place like home!

  10. #150
    FORT Fogey Lil Bit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Age
    55
    Posts
    3,533

    Re: Phillip - Caramoan (Favorite)

    Taken from http://www.military.com/benefits/resources/army-ranks

    Army Specialist (E-4)
    Specialist (SPC) is considered one of the junior enlisted ranks in the U.S. Army. Ranked above Private First Class (E-3) and holding the same pay grade as the Corporal, the Specialist is not considered an NCO.
    Punkin and AZChristian like this.
    When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "Happy." They told me I didn't understand the assignment. I told them they didn't understand life. - John Lennon

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.