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LMAO, I hear ya



Have a few stories about stupid coworkers yourself, I take it?

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LMAO, I hear ya



Have a few stories about stupid coworkers yourself, I take it?



Lets just say that every village has its idiot, and for some reason they tend to end up in the same companies. Its bad when the dumb guy talks sh*t about the other dumb guy. Its even worse when they have their rivalries within the ranks. To me, it always seemed like they took pride in their dumbness and tried to out-idiot each other whenever they could. Of course, they thought they were being smart, which made it worse. Been there, done that, and quit contract security because of it. The dumb dummies!


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Well I did security functions in the Air Force for 4 years. I wanted to test for the Iowa State Patrol but towards the end of last year I had to have knee surgey because of an injury I recieved on my deployment to South America. I was down for a month. went through 3 months of rehab and stil couldn't work out until two months ago. I'm still working on developing my leg strength back and getting back in my original shape prior to the surgery. So hopefully this is temporary.

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Try working in armored car.  All you need to rob most of those guys is a nice rack and a pretty smile.



I'm personally tempted to get into armored car work until I find out if I get hired on the PD in Baltimore city. Why? Simply because there are no jobs around here, and with the poor economy, work in security is opening up all over.


Then again, I don't know if I could spend 8+ hours a day stuck in a sardine can....


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Try working in armored car.  All you need to rob most of those guys is a nice rack and a pretty smile.



I'm personally tempted to get into armored car work until I find out if I get hired on the PD in Baltimore city. Why? Simply because there are no jobs around here, and with the poor economy, work in security is opening up all over.


Then again, I don't know if I could spend 8+ hours a day stuck in a sardine can....



I hear they smell like kippers


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I can smell it now!



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Its even worse when they have their rivalries within the ranks. To me, it always seemed like they took pride in their dumbness and tried to out-idiot each other whenever they could. Of course, they though they were being smart, which made it worse.



Heh, in my company, we had a group that actually walked around acting like they were paramilitary soldiers. Fortunately, they're all gone now.

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There were 2 companies in Albuquerque that thought they were all that and more. One had cars that looked almost identical to police units and would try to pull people over. They got busted.. The other company had some of the big locations like the State Fair grounds. They thought they were better than others until the State Police started busting them for stuff.. It was funny..


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To the original post, I am a Security Sergeant for a top ten company. I love it. GREAT training and benefits and my pay is well above the average for security across the board.


Is it permanent? No way! Once I achieve some financial goals Ill be knee deep in applying for PD jobs.

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I literally just fell into it.  I was working as a medical contractor workin with Medicaid pediatric patients and lost m job due to the contract being cut (as happens in contract jobs).  I put out resumes everywhere online and elsewhere and withint in 1 hour of putting one inline with my state employment agency I got a call from this security agency saying come down in the morning for an interview.  So I did, I got hired, now I have a job and plan on keeping it until I hear back from my local PD on wether or not I have the dispatcher job or until I graduate with my degree and am able to get on with a police department.  We'll just have to see where life takes me from here.  I'm definitely going to benefit from my experiences as an SG.


Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
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I do security work because it's the only job my Mommy said I could,


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lol I like it!



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I am doing it for a career.  I enjoy being a firearms instructor with the Security Force, and I have not met a cop that makes what we/they make (45,000 start basic armed S/O) in this area.  As you see i put in this area.....


This is not a regular S/O Job.  Primary job is the protection of Nuclear material from sabtage, by terrorist or any other person/group.

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supplements my income, I have fun where I work, we are a tight group unlike working the armored car business for two years which was no fun and we all hated eachother............................


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I'm here because I needed a better job from where I was working, and this is more in-line with my degree. I could see the potential of doing this as a career, but as of right now it's a stepping stone. It is good field experience, and a chance to refine my interpersonal communication skills. I'm an aspiring LEO, and doing this until the hiring freezes are over (due to Amendment 1 passing in FL), or until FHP decides to hire me. I"m going through that process right now and have the written and physical test on the 27th.

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I'm a SG because I'm prepping the resume and employment history for a career in law enforcement.

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There are two types of folks in this proffession.Type 1-The SECURITY GUARD,He or she is sloppy,rude,Does not really care who knows it,Thinks his job is ajoke And will sit around the guardhouse,And infect others with his bad attitude until he is fired or quits.The reason that they are there in the first place,Is that they  A-want to suppliment thier sosial security , B-Just there until they find out what the hell they do want to do or C-They have a substance-abuse-problem and cannot get any other job.  Unfortunately, Theese are thetype of security-officer that the public equates all of our proffession with. We are useually the very first person that people deal with Before our boss,Before the police Before anyone.Istrongly feel that many in this proffession dont take that fact seriously enough.The other type,Type-2,Is a SECURITY OFFICER This person equates being called a guard,To calling a policeman a pig! This officer gets to work on time pays attention to briefings,And seeks out his or her own training.Instead of feeling sorry for himself,This officer attempts to set the example Thus gaining respect from his peers, bosses,the client and the Police.  Wich one are you?  winddog40

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The security field is pretty much for me. It started as just another job at first, but then I really go into it. I love protection work. I'm currently getting all my certs and everything squared away now and I'm hopes are to see my way in the Sand Box contracting.

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I have been working security as a temporary means to gain experience till I can get a LEO position. None of the security positions I have worked really offer any good benefits, or pay. This is why I only think of them as jobs. Even though it is just a job I still take it very seriously, but there are quite a few who do not. Now that I have a varied background I am finding it easier to get interviews for LEO positions.

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 Thanks for welcoming me to police links. I've been doing security work for the last 20 years and have found that i like what i do. when i started to work in the security feild i had a manager that would set you up for training classes and then cancel them at the last minute this went for about the first year then the owner of the company fired him. the person that took over is now the VP and part owner of the company i have worked with this person for the last 19 years and will not go any where else. my pay for what i do is as much and sometimes more then what LEO'S get. I'm manager of the vehicle patrol we spend about 10 hours a night patroling through out 5 different county's we have a real good working relationship with all of the PD'S we come into contact with and have been told that they like the fact that we patrol alot of the apartment complexs in this area. we have a team of 13 armed patrol officers who go through the same course's alot of LEO'S go through. in the past 20 years i have sen a big change's in how seurity companies operate. Our company includes alot of hands on training after you do the boring training flims. All i can say is if you are in the feild of security you will know with in the first year if it's a the job for you. 

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I chose to be an armed security officer because the company I work for is a good hands on look at the real life situations that a LEO can face on a daily basis minus the traffic stops and citations for things.  I think it is a good way to get started in the LEO field.

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Am an armed SO because for now, this is the only job I can get, it doesn't pay much but I enjoy my job. I have gained the experience alot of LEOs havn't or will ever have (minus the traffic stops).I live in Chicago, IL and I've worked in some of the worst public housing projects in the country. We deal with things as simple as access control and trespassing to domestics, guns and drug offenses. So for now my plans are to gain as much experience as possible, become an LEO and eventually retire and start my own security firm.   

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I am a superviser(armed) at a major security contract resonsible for 10,000 employees of the contracting company with 20 buildings and 40 security officers under me. I took this job after I graduated from the police academy because when asked what my job was at oral boards i got tired of answering "bartender". I make fantastic money so I really can't complain too much about the job. I'm getting antzy here though because I feel as though I'm a babysitter for adults with the way some of the people act. Add to that the fact that I'm finding it much more difficult to get a job as a sworn LEO than I orignally thought. This temporary job is becoming more and more less temporary than originally intended. If I don't get picked up by a department soon I'll probably end up going insane, haha.

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For me it was a job while I got my Bachelor's in Criminal Justice. I just put in for a position on our local PD. Hopefully if things go well I can get in and on the EOD team possibly with a K-9. 

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I started out doig security because I wanted to use it as a stepping stone into the sheriffs department. I worked a few boring jobs and almost quit because I did not like the types of jobs I was on (working at a church or watching a hotel, getting towels when the front desk called).


Through word of mouth I heard that a Company that worked at a government subsidized housing complex was needing some more guards. I applied and was immediatley Hooked. I guess my answer is this: When I first started this property there were shootings, fights an extreamly large gang problem and all this was exciting to me. And being able to get so involved with the things like looking for shooting suspects, dealling with the gangs and catching people with warrants (this was one of the things i liked most because we are able to run warrant checks on people and  hold them for the police) and the fights were great to.


But after seeing a few dead bodies and seeing a couple of small children that were murdered and being shot at a few times and having to see the heartbreak and aftermath of all this stuff my mentallity changed. Here is how it changed. At first I thouight that every one there was a peice of sh@# and there was no reason to pay attention to any thing else. Then Slowly I started paying attention to the Victims and the people that had been hurt and it hit me that there were still a few good people around that just did not have any where else to be.


My attitude changed completly and I Noticed that people sometimes actually depend on you for their safety and peace of mind. I Got the chance to join the sherrifs department and decided not to. I realized that by me seeing the same gang bangers every day and dealing with the not so upstanding people day by day that I could help some victim by giving names or street names to police based on only a description or some small detail of an unknown attacker, help the police put peices of a puzzle together because people out there know me and would rather talk to me than the police or varius other things.


I also like the small things that I can do that the police cant. Like not having to have a warrent to search an apartment or the residents permission to search (they give written and signed permission at the time of their move in) This also helps the police who have to have a warrant To say, search an apartment for some one inside. Once I am inside I have the right to invite the police in for help in searching the apartment.


These are just some of the reasons I decided to make this a career. I have been at this property, and have managed to stay there through three different companies, My friend and I have started a company and are now over the security at this property. We have not had one single violent incident at this property since we took over security.


I would consider maybee a reserve position somewhere, but this is my job and this is what I do and I am very  happy and very satisfied in the choice that I have made. My response to people who ask me why I did not Become come a police officer Or to the police officers that look down on my job I just tell them this: No I aint a cop, yes I am just a security gaurd, no I cant make the entire city a safer place, But I can damn sure bust my ass to make my tiny little block in this entire city a better place.


And that is why I am a very happy security gaurd 


 


WELL SAID!!!


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I started out doig security because I wanted to use it as a stepping stone into the sheriffs department. I worked a few boring jobs and almost quit because I did not like the types of jobs I was on (working at a church or watching a hotel, getting towels when the front desk called).


Through word of mouth I heard that a Company that worked at a government subsidized housing complex was needing some more guards. I applied and was immediatley Hooked. I guess my answer is this: When I first started this property there were shootings, fights an extreamly large gang problem and all this was exciting to me. And being able to get so involved with the things like looking for shooting suspects, dealling with the gangs and catching people with warrants (this was one of the things i liked most because we are able to run warrant checks on people and  hold them for the police) and the fights were great to.


But after seeing a few dead bodies and seeing a couple of small children that were murdered and being shot at a few times and having to see the heartbreak and aftermath of all this stuff my mentallity changed. Here is how it changed. At first I thouight that every one there was a peice of sh@# and there was no reason to pay attention to any thing else. Then Slowly I started paying attention to the Victims and the people that had been hurt and it hit me that there were still a few good people around that just did not have any where else to be.


My attitude changed completly and I Noticed that people sometimes actually depend on you for their safety and peace of mind. I Got the chance to join the sherrifs department and decided not to. I realized that by me seeing the same gang bangers every day and dealing with the not so upstanding people day by day that I could help some victim by giving names or street names to police based on only a description or some small detail of an unknown attacker, help the police put peices of a puzzle together because people out there know me and would rather talk to me than the police or varius other things.


I also like the small things that I can do that the police cant. Like not having to have a warrent to search an apartment or the residents permission to search (they give written and signed permission at the time of their move in) This also helps the police who have to have a warrant To say, search an apartment for some one inside. Once I am inside I have the right to invite the police in for help in searching the apartment.


These are just some of the reasons I decided to make this a career. I have been at this property, and have managed to stay there through three different companies, My friend and I have started a company and are now over the security at this property. We have not had one single violent incident at this property since we took over security.


I would consider maybee a reserve position somewhere, but this is my job and this is what I do and I am very  happy and very satisfied in the choice that I have made. My response to people who ask me why I did not Become come a police officer Or to the police officers that look down on my job I just tell them this: No I aint a cop, yes I am just a security gaurd, no I cant make the entire city a safer place, But I can damn sure bust my ass to make my tiny little block in this entire city a better place.


And that is why I am a very happy security gaurd 


 


WELL SAID!!!


 


BOY I hear ya. I have worked hotels like that myself. Frankly that type of stuff is why the accounts manager for the company dumped one of the hotels we serviced. NOT FUN!



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I do it for the chicks

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and the coffee...the coffee makes me feel like a cop. :o)

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I was in the transportation industry for 20 plus years. I never really liked what I was doing, but it was all I knew. My ex-father in-law had me go check on a job at a trucking company back when I was 19 years old. They hired me and the rest is history, or it was until the economy tanked. I lost my job with about 20 others in my office. I was out of work for 6 months.


I couldnt find anything so I with in a different direction (Security). Best move I ever made, I am finally doing something I enjoy. I have been with Guardsmark, LLC for 5 months now and I have no complants. Other than working for a client that doesnt work during the hoilidays. So I've been off a week and still wont go back to work until the 3rd. of Jan.


I wouldnt mind moving up but I only have 5 mo. with the company so I dont see myself signing up for the S.W.A.T any time soon. Love the work and I'm doing what I want for once in 44 years of life.


 

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I was sale for number years lost my job 2009 was making 80k year with down fall of economic it was impossible fine job. Send my resume 3 times day 7 day week and had maybe two interview in 2010. Being in Marine years ago my first duty station was high security at NAS North Island in corondo, ca.  Being NRA , markrman doing target shooting with LEO told myself let go back to my begin career and was luck to find Security Consultants Group that work for Federal Protective service my title is Protective Security officer we are armed. The training was good and pay is better then most LEO 45k year. I'm to old for local,but looking at  joining sheriff Aux.

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