Is security guard a good job? from your point of view??

I am considering security guard, because it seems to give you experience in all areas, always meeting people and keeping in touch with advancements in society. The thing is that I wouldn't be able to predict my daily time schedule right?? Is it purely on call?

Have any of you worked in the security industry before? what is it like? what should I expect? What is the worst I should prepare for? Pay rates??

The ads for the job make it seem like paradise. That is why I am heisitating. What is your perspective?? is it a job to avoid?

Here my perspective:

1) Patrols

2) Safe job 99% of time. You will have to be extremley unlucky in order to have any sort of confrontation with a criminal. correct? At least from what I saw, the guards seem to have a good time most of the days.

3)If you are not guarding, you are helping employees with their tasks, which is good cause it gives you new experience.

4)Completely random and unpredictable work schedule right? Meaning that I am called only when I am needed??
What kind shift should I expect the most?? day time? afternoon or overnight??

Your perspective?? If you worked as a security officer before, tell me what it is like. If you havent worked as security before it is still okay to tell me what you know.

thank you for your time.
Haggis McBagpipe
Oh right, I sure remember you. You're the guy who thinks Canadians are the lowest of the low. (Re: why does canada have so much fear and hate??)
Just remember to bring a good book with you every night.
I would refuse any airport securtiy detail, if I were you.

Grandma Beats Up Airport Security Guards
by Bob Wallace

Charges were dropped yesterday against Ruth "Grammy" Gordon, an 83-year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother, who was originally charged with assault and battery, and assault with a deadly weapon, because of an altercation she had last week with six airport security guards, that left all six hospitalized.

"Justice has been served," said the 95-pound mother of three and grandmother of six, as she sat in her wheelchair, aided in her breathing by an oxygen bottle.

"Now I'm going to sue every fool in the federal government for ignorance, stupidity, and just plain general incompetence. I'm an American, and I won't be treated like this."

The problem began last month as Gordon was attempting to board an airplane.

"These guys are supposed to be some kind of professionals," she said, "but they're dumber than rocks.

Here they were letting guys who looked just like terrorists walk through without searching them, and then they pull me aside and tell me they're going to search me?

I don't think so."

According to one witness, Bud Cort of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, one guard, "who weighed about 300 pounds, looked like he was drunk, and had his shirt out, told this woman she couldn't board the plane unless they searched her.

He was really rude. That's when the trouble started."

Videotapes showed that Gordon ran the guard down with her motorized wheelchair, then sat on top of the screaming man while spinning her chair in circles. "Doofus was so fat he couldn't get up," said Gordon with a giggle.

One guard who attempted to pull Gordon's wheelchair off of the screaming man from behind was hit over the head with an oxygen bottle and knocked unconscious. A third guard, who approached Gordon from the front, was also left dazed on the floor.

Witnesses said she was cackling, "Put your hands on an old lady, will you?" as she bashed both guards.

The tape also showed a fourth guard attempting to grab Gordon's wheelchair.

Gordon removed a knitting needle from her purse and stabbed him in his left buttock.

"What a wimp," she told reporters.

"He started screaming and grabbing his butt and running like a puppy that someone kicked."

"It was amazing," said another witness, a Scott Ryan. "The whole crowd just stood there cheering and clapping. I mean, she was whupping butt."
A sixth guard did finally manage to get Gordon in a body hug. "I think that was the wrong thing to do," said another witness, who declined to be identified. "She just grabbed him by his greasy hair with one hand and cracked him across the jaw with her skinny fist.

And down and out he went."

After all this, Gordon's chair was still sitting on top of the first guard.

The tapes clearly showed her leaning over and yelling, "Apologize to me, you fat sumbitch, or when I'm done with you you'll just be a greasy spot on the floor!"

As the crowd roared, the guard cried, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry!
Uncle! I won't do it again!"

Finally, Gordon surrendered without further incident, and was taken to jail and released on her own recognizance.

"We didn't have any choice," said an unidentified officer of the court.
"Over 200 people showed up to support her. I think if we had demanded bail, there would have been a riot."

Over 20 lawyers offered to defend her for free. However, realizing the precariousness of the case, Gordon was not charged with anything. "I doubt there's a jury in the whole country that would have found her guilty of anything," said one of the lawyers.

"I'm flying again tomorrow," Gordon told reporters. "And I suggest no one at the airport so much as look at me wrong
Haggis McBagpipe
Oh god, I'm killing myself here, Pea! It is one hilarious urban legend, no doubt about it.

Pea, I am not watching our movie tonight, forgive me! Oh! Forgive me! It's just too late, 'cause we're getting up at 5 am for a bicycle ride, so there's not really enough time to watch it tonight.
American Voice
One summer, I worked six twelve-hour shifts a week on the backline of a fast-food restaurant for nine weeks. There ain't nothin' worse'en that! An' I didn'even get shot at! Didn'send me to no Iraq!
You HAVE been deprived, AV
Try getting a University diploma, in what ever might intrest you. You will see many doors open... Doesnt cost a dime till you finish, you can easily get in most Goverment owned Universities if you have completed Secondary (High School)...

When I think about it, your American Nevermind.

Try working at an Airport, or a port... Does arnt very dangerous, and I hear the bonuses are intresting at times.
Im not going to touch that numure.

Tempting as it is.
American Voice
On a serious note, one thing would have to be taken into account when considering working in security, and that is the probability of your coming into contact with organized crime. Once they were to get a hook into you, you may never be able to call your life your own again. I have observed this phenomenon. Should you, in the course of your guarding, become aware of the presence of thieves, smugglers, extortionists and the like, they will be unable to tolerate your presence, your awareness of them without making you become one of them. That's something to consider. I made a joke above, referring to the military option, but if that is available to you, you might give it some serious thought. If I were you--and I don't know your age, you may be too old--I'd at least speak with a military service recruitment officer.

If you are intent on working security, if you can pass the background check, I imagine airport security would be your best bet. You'd be working with lots of people, and it might give you more job satisfaction to know you are doing something important. All security work is likely to be mind-numbingly tedious, but airport work may be the least in that sense. Go to the airport and, being discreet about it, observe. Could you imagine doing that all day?
Quote: Originally Posted by researchok

Im not going to touch that numure.

Tempting as it is.

I was waiting for a tempting response by you actually. I can even split the topic if you wish.
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