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what do you like most and the least about working as a security guard?

I'm asking because i wanna make sure this is a right fit for me and so i make the right decision.

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There are so many different kinds of 'security guards' out there. Anything from standing in a auto sales parking lot to corporate high rise protection. Im going to assume you are looking at entry level security work, such as mall or industrial plant security. Most entry level positions require walking, lots of walking, as they conduct their rounds. As an entry level guard, you are really just going to be walking around making sure doors are locked and nothing has been tampered with. Its not glorious, but its very important, as deterrence is a big factor in physical security. (Just you being there and being seen is enough to stop people from doing stuff they shouldn't be doing). Most entry level guards have no arrest powers, carry no weapons and are not authorized to use any kind of force against people. Now, on the plus side, you get to see some pretty cool behind the scenes stuff. You will have access to areas other people do not. One shift you may be walking through a production facility, the next hour you may be walking thru the CEO's office. Career advancement in security comes fairly quickly as well, providing you follow the rules and display the integrity required to be trusted with bigger jobs.
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much for your response,it has provided a little more incite on my question and what i'm looking for. thank you! Thea
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