Pros: nice people
Cons: loneliness, low wages, no benefits
This position is about what NOT to do on the job, not what TO do. If you've ever considered being a security officer, you will need to readjust your thinking that a college degree and any experience matters, because to this company, it doesn't matter. You will stand by the door most of your shift, occasionally doing walks, reviewing cameras, and cleaning up a spill here and there. By being in uniform, you are essentially deterring theft. You get almost zero training, and most of it is to keep down company liability. You'll find yourself so bored that you will be tempted to put shopping carts away. The pay is extremely low at about nine dollars per hour, and the only benefit is a ten percent employee discount. Full-timers get a little bit more, but no one can really afford to buy the benefits for which you will need to pay. The management is decent, but they don't really care about you. You're not one of "their" employees although you work for the same company. My immediate boss is like a friend, and I admire him. It would be cool if I would be recognized. They don't appreciate him though, so I doubt I'm going places. The best part of the job is when you get to go on break, it is like a temporary reprieve from the loneliness. When you go home at night, you feel liberated that you're not there and drained that you actually succumbed to such a pointless position.