I have finally landed a job but it’s not exactly what I had in mind. I got hired as an Emergency Security Officer position which basically means that I go on a deployment to an area further than 100 miles from my home. The company that I will be working for pays for travel, hotel, and even supplies a stipend. All in all it doesn’t sound like a terrible job but all of this remains to be seen. For me, security seems to be like the Hotel California of careers. Security is something I always fall back on for some reason or another.
This coming Monday I have 8 hours of pre-deployment training at the nearest office. I believe this is where I will be getting my uniforms, identification, and more. I suppose I should be happy about this but I don’t feel that way. Instead I feel defeated and very defeated. The money will be excellent for the kind of work expected of me and the job should not prove to be too stressful. I wonder how I will be getting to my assigned area. I hope they send me by train or plane. I would rather not hop on a bus.
I have not worked security in a while so this will be either a good job or it will be rough. I hope the site will be, at least tolerable. I know that the site is a bank so I have to hope that it won’t be a standing post. I don’t think I can stand up for 8 hours a day in one place. I hope it will just be riding a desk. I’ll bring my trusty steel coffee mug. Coffee is the security guard’s best friend.