Pros: secure position, co-workers, cafeteria
Cons: health insurance is expensive
JOB TITLE: Security Guard
TYPICAL DAY: Arrive at work, verify assignment, work mostly independently with other guards and supervisor always available via radio.
LEARNED: Responsibilities and procedures used at the world's largest Proctor & Gamble plant.
MANAGEMENT: In touch, do not micromanage, reasonable. Some nonsensical rules, but fewer than many companies.
CO-WORKERS: Co-workers are KEY to job satisfaction. There is a small team, so one person calling off or reporting to work late affects others. Over time, the bad apples tend to leave.
HARDEST PART: See co-workers. Also, some of the work is outdoors. (It IS cold in February in Pennsylvania.)
MOST ENJOYABLE: Camaraderie with co-workers. Mostly, the posts are routine, but there is always the possibility of fire or medical emergencies to be prepared for.