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  • ozsecuritychic
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    my fiancee works for heinz/watties and is on $20.0 an hour.most people in my town say that the company i work for rip their guards off.how i see it i dont do that much but i dont go looking for trouble like most of the male guards do.i was told if they are aboriginal or have tatoos follow them.my grandfathers mother was aboriginal and i have tattoos.i dont do anything to people who arent doing anything wrong.so how i see it iam paid pretty well.this fortnight i brought home 1.656.23 for 102 hours.

    hasnt been converted.

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  • 1stWatch
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    Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
    Keep in mind, thats a foreign country. I'd want to see a spreadsheet on wage comparisons. For all we know, the kid behind the counter in the food court makes that wage.
    That is true, but average wages also vary across the United States. If that is typical of the wages there, I would say they have a pretty good economy.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Originally posted by 1stWatch
    That is absolutely good for mall security. When I was doing that job in 1998, I made a whopping $7.50 per hour. In 2000, I worked at another mall making $9.50 per hour. Now they make around $10 per hour here for the same job.
    Keep in mind, thats a foreign country. I'd want to see a spreadsheet on wage comparisons. For all we know, the kid behind the counter in the food court makes that wage.

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  • 1stWatch
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    Originally posted by EMTFirefighter
    $18/hr. = $12.80 USD
    $22/hr. = $15.64 USD
    $27/hr. = $19.20 USD

    Pretty good for mall security.
    That is absolutely good for mall security. When I was doing that job in 1998, I made a whopping $7.50 per hour. In 2000, I worked at another mall making $9.50 per hour. Now they make around $10 per hour here for the same job.

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  • HotelSecurity
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    Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
    You also don't have the gun and knife culture we do.

    Does Canada have a knife culture?
    There are killings with guns & knifes in Montreal but I think they tend to be domestic or drug related. The motorcycle gangs were very active in the past few years. More likely to happen on the street or at a bar or club than in an hotel. I'm speaking generally of course.

    Toronto also appears more violent than Montreal. They have a big gang problem there.

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  • zharn
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    Unfortunately, for those of us who work for a contract company it's all about the bottom line.Fortunatley the company i work for has distinguished itself here in town so he is able to ask for more and (sometimes get it).Most of the time you have to live with the lowest bidder syndrome.Most poeple simply dont are about the quality of guard,they care about the cost.i have no health insurance,provide most of my own gear and dont get paid a lot.This is offset by the amount of overtime 60 to 70 hours most weeks.Nature of the business i guess.I am lucky to have a boss who trains us a well and treats us well so that is a good thing.Huge turnover is a problem everywhere so nothing to bitch about.I love this work.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Originally posted by HotelSecurity
    No gun, no body amour up here & I do make arrests when necessary. (I also work alone most of the time). 30 years working in downtown hotels & have never had a weapon pulled on me (yet )
    You also don't have the gun and knife culture we do.

    Does Canada have a knife culture?

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  • HotelSecurity
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    No gun, no body amour up here & I do make arrests when necessary. (I also work alone most of the time). 30 years working in downtown hotels & have never had a weapon pulled on me (yet )

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    You can do the job of confronting and arresting violators unarmed (without a firearm, not without other weapons and restraints), but you have to know what the hell your doing, get regular training from somewhere in defensive tactics, and have body armor.

    As much as I like the idea of arming folks, lets face it, several countries over the pond don't arm their average street cop. They're getting some officers killed, but that's a risk they'll take.

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  • Mr. Security
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    Originally posted by EMTFirefighter
    $18/hr. = $12.80 USD
    $22/hr. = $15.64 USD
    $27/hr. = $19.20 USD

    Pretty good for mall security.
    I agree. When I applied at a mall they were offering $10.00 USD. Ten bucks and they want you to confront and arrest violators even though you are unarmed. I don't think so.

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  • wjohnc
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    oops, forgot something

    For monetary conversion, check out http://www.xe.com.

    wjohnc

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  • wjohnc
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    The starting wage here is minimum wage ($6.50/hr), for contratuals, that is. Except for Memorial University Campus Enforcement & Patrol (about $14/hr) I know of no in-house uniformed security personnel.

    Wages barely go up, to a top of about $12 - $14 an hour, but that's for supervisors and the like, and it's still bloody rare. Once in a while you might find someone with a ton of training or experience that gets like, 10, maybe 12 bucks, but it's rare.

    Wages fluctuate with the sites, because some clients are charged more. When I was managing supervisor I saw differences of as much as $5/hr for individual guards working different sites.

    I get $10, only because my company values my skills...and I've proven myself at my present post.

    Benefits? Yeah, at a rate of better than $40/month single coverage.

    wjohnc

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  • ozsecuritychic
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    no sorry i have no idea what the conversion rate is.

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  • HotelSecurity
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    Originally posted by ozsecuritychic
    1230 -1730 18.00 per hr
    fri 1800-2400 22.00 per hr
    sat 1800-2400 27.00 per hr
    we also get first aid allowance.
    i also work for another company and got paid $300 for 6hrs on a sunday thats after tax.
    Have these rates been converted into US dollars?

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