Pros: long breaks, respect, healthcare, good pay, etc.
Cons: safety at risk.
A typical day at work was always spontaneous. Each day was nothing like my typical day outside of the work place in both a good and bad way. I was doing security for a retail store called The Children's Place - where on some days you see the same faces and most days, was a new face. The store employees in many of the stores I've worked at were pretty decent people and some in a few stores were pretty difficult to work with. Though, despite the angry costumers, hectic days, difficult employees - I did learn a lot from the job. I've gained lot of knowledge about working with different types of people, about being patient with people, managing time, observing, reading people and so much more. The hardest part of the job staying awake because your are standing on your feet for almost 10 hours and some days are really slow - where you don't see a lot of costumers, so you become very tired and filled with boredom. With those tired feelings, you begin to seek for things to do around the store to keep you busy but the trick was that you cannot work in the store as if you were an employee in the store because you would get in trouble by your manager. Another fault about feeling tired at work was that you have to keep your guards up, always be on point and make sure that you are paying attention to who is trying to steal, if an altercation is going to arise and so on. The most enjoyable part of the job, to me, were the people. I liked seeing different people, reading them, learning small things about them and the suspense of those who were trying to steal.