Pros: medical/dental; child care
Cons: long hours, hard on family life, high stress environment
A typical day at work varied from 12-14 hours usually guarding an asset vital to National Security. The friendships between what we call a flight was amazing because we were always there for each other ready to have each to other's back if need be.
On the off chance you were able to work an office job, it required a faster pace than security work to – more... be completed that day. I was one of the lucky ones. I picked up the skills needed to get my job done quickly and proficiently. During my time working an office job, I felt like I had a since of accomplishment. I enjoyed helping people who came to my office needing assistance with something. I enjoyed the pressure of tasks that needed to be completed yesterday type pace. When I was given a task, I made sure I understood it completely and what was expected of it so I would not waste not only my time but the time of the person who needed it done. During down time or slow days, I would offer my assistance where it was needed. At the end of the day, we were all there trying to get the mission accomplished and I was more than willing to help and put my best foot forward. – less