Security work attracts different characters. Some adapt to the program and some don't.
Security Officer (Full-time) (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 18, 2017
Security work depends on the individual. There are many different sites with different post orders. Security companies are always in need of officers. Security sites can be office buildings, industrial, or residential. I was given a residential site where I opened and closed, and was trusted to take the keys home. I went to Allied Barton from ABM Security as a suggested upgrade from the union representative. I stayed at the same site until two months before I resigned/retired. In the 52 months at Allied Barton I had perfect attendance and worked extra shifts when needed.
At Bayporter Express Shuttle as a driver my main concern was the safe delivery of my customers which was expressed through driving skill. Many passengers went to sleep on the way to the airport. After 9/11 Bayporter discontinued hourly pay and all drivers were paid on commission. This was the main reason I left for a guaranteed hourly rate in security work. Bayporter was an excellent company with excellent equipment. Management was three owner/partners who gave a personal touch. Major holidays for those who worked included all day catered food.
The responsibilty and satisfaction from protecting people and property.