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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Originally posted by Maelstrom View Post
    I would've thought hospitals added medical coverage to their employee benefits packages? $500 per month is a humongous slice of cake! as already mentioned hunt around for something that includes medical coverage even if that means a slightly lower hourly rate, at the moment once you take out the insurance you're only earning/clearing around $7~8 p.h.
    He doesn't work for the hospital, he works for a contract security company that the hospital has contracted to to observe it.

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  • gixxer32404
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    In Tallahassee, Florida I have worked Armed for $8/hour, under $8/hr for unarmed. And one company quoted less than $8/hour for Armed.I have also worked over 24 hours straight on duty. I have Corrections,and military experience. The unarmed license renewalis 45 dollars, the armed renewal is like $117, every year qualification is $100.00 or slightly over. We can carry 380,9 mil, and 38 cal.,if you quailify with it. That's not considering the initial cost of license.

    And many of my security checks have "bounced" or been late on a normal basis.

    You have to purchase boots,spray,firearm, duty belt equipment, ammo, vest, basically everything but the uniform.

    Recently was offered employment 8 hours a week, at $11.50/ hour. But it's very few hours and the list of equipment including manufacturer names was over $1000.00. I would work for 3 months for free, considering all the equipment I would be required to buy. I had some equipment like peerless cuffs,yet they required smith or hiatt namebrand. Piss on that.

    I have experienced companies constantly calling you while off to come in, when someone abandoned their post or failed to show. Yet when my check was late, I couldn't reach them for days.I was told "I have a right to a personal life". The checks were late so much thay changed the payday, and always blamed the us postal service.

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  • Maelstrom
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    Originally posted by privatecop625 View Post
    I just wanted some input from other peolpe on what they make for security,
    (If u don't mind). Here is my deal.

    I live in Kenosha WI, and I work in a hospital in IL. I travel about 30 to 45 min a day to get to work. The thing is that I only make $10.00 an hour, and we put in our 40 hours +. The hard thing is that I pay $500 ($250 bi weekly) a month for health insurance (PPO) after that is taken out i only live on about $900 a month with a reg 40 hours. Then i have my rent and cell phone. I am trying to find something in Kenosha but there is not much open and if there is its only like $8 - 9 hour and i really can't stoop that low for work. Tell me if u think that is low for security. I am trying to go armed that pays a little bit more but i can find a firm that is hiring right now. Anybody have any ideas.

    -Privatecop625-
    I would've thought hospitals added medical coverage to their employee benefits packages? $500 per month is a humongous slice of cake! as already mentioned hunt around for something that includes medical coverage even if that means a slightly lower hourly rate, at the moment once you take out the insurance you're only earning/clearing around $7~8 p.h.

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  • SpecialAgentKC
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    Originally posted by kingsman View Post
    well, maybe you better get more training. Most of the people I work with have been thru a police acadamy, or the military. WE are not qualified to be janitors and garbage men. We are qualified Security officers. We receive training every year in first aid and have to shoot twice a year. We have to shoot the same course as law federal law enforcement.

    But I want to get paid what you are getting paid.
    Well, being a LEO and a veteran...I'm not so sure those are good examples. Most that have been through the police academy or basic training/boot camp are no stranger to pushing a broom.... Just an observation. --K.

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  • kingsman
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    well, maybe you better get more training. Most of the people I work with have been thru a police acadamy, or the military. WE are not qualified to be janitors and garbage men. We are qualified Security officers. We receive training every year in first aid and have to shoot twice a year. We have to shoot the same course as law federal law enforcement.

    But I want to get paid what you are getting paid.

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    Seems to me most have already decided on the fate of the company, yet most are still work at a low paying job. Sure, security work is not the highest paid position out there. I can think of two other positions that require little education, and training and pay just as well i.e. janitors and garbage collectors.

    In my experiences in the security field, I have noticed that “we are our worst enemy”. Now, I am not by far defending the company, because I am a contract officer of the Department of Homeland Security. The company in question only responsibility is to pay my salary, when it all comes down, I answer to DHS.

    Over here our hourly rate is $21.67 per hour, (at a 40 hour week and with 24 hours of overtime a month) which will be going up in June to $25.50. The company does not offer any benefits at this time, but it should be changing come June 1st when a CBA is signed.

    I have a personal IRA which I have been contributing to for over ten years now, and the greatest thing about this IRA is that no matter what job I take or do, I know that my money is going to be in my responsibility. I mean if most are still out there looking for benefits as far as retirement, if you’re up there in age, and you have not been saving. What makes you think getting a job with retirement benefits is going to make a difference now.

    Sure I don’t get any medical or dental coverage, but my wife does, and if there are people going to complain about the company and their practices, then certainly be my guess. Because the way I see it I’m the one making the money no matter what company holds the contract.

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  • NRM_Oz
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    Seems the whole US needs to get with the rest of the world and look after their employees more by actually giving them the same benefits in leave entitlements as the rest of the world. 4 weeks leave here minimum and rotational shifties are on 5 weeks with police and EMS people on 6 weeks leave with heaps of O/T.

    I have always loved the US and it's people and never tire of getting to know the people and visiting (comes from being about 4 or and meeting a real yank who was here with my dad for a few months of his work). It saddens me to see people telling me "hey I am on vacation - enjoying their 4 days off in a row" when people are working harder and should be rewarded with time off and not be penalised for taking the time off.

    Security industry pays well below par and I think Nate summed it up that it is considered unskilled labour (which technically is correctly) but people need some sort of incentive to keep battling on each week and knowing they will have a holiday with their kids or family is a great step forward.

    Excuse the ignorance, but apart from 401k (we have something similar), leave benefits, etc and your MUST have medical insurance, what else would you be wanting from your remuneration ?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Originally posted by CorpSec View Post
    What kind of pay do you consider way above industry standards? What are the benefits like?
    Dunno about LB, but around here they're lagging behind all but one federal contract, with zero benefits.

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  • CorpSec
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    Originally posted by Longbow11 View Post
    Just a little info, the company I work for is currently looking for Armed Officers in Georgia, South Carolina, Baltimore, and Seattle. Our current pay here is way above industry standards.

    The website is PARASYS.com

    Check it out
    What kind of pay do you consider way above industry standards? What are the benefits like?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Baby steps...

    How about this- That website represents a company that is viewed rather negatively around my area.

    Think of how 99% of Oprah-loving 'Soccer Moms' view the Bush family.

    The company represented by that website is viewed locally with even more animosity than the above example.

    Animosity:
    Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Originally posted by OccamsRazor View Post
    Nate, at what point would a response to this become a ban-worthy attack?

    Feel free to discuss and debate the website... We all know how to debate and discuss a company without attacking it or an employee.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Longbow11 View Post
    Just a little info, the company I work for is currently looking for Armed Officers in Georgia, South Carolina, Baltimore, and Seattle. Our current pay here is way above industry standards.

    The website is PARASYS.com

    Check it out
    Nate, at what point would a response to this become a ban-worthy attack?

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  • mjw064
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    Originally posted by kingsman View Post
    Sounds like you have it better than I do, and I work security for the Federal Government. The money is good, nearly $20 an hour, but no benefits, no retirement.

    Like most security jobs, the work is easy and boring, but it only requires those 30 minutes of sheer Terror once every
    few years to put a crimp in your job.

    sounds like you work as a security contractor for the federal government if you dont have benefits or a retirement.

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  • kingsman
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    Sounds like you have it better than I do, and I work security for the Federal Government. The money is good, nearly $20 an hour, but no benefits, no retirement.

    Like most security jobs, the work is easy and boring, but it only requires those 30 minutes of sheer Terror once every
    few years to put a crimp in your job.

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  • exguard
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    Gotta' Love the Oil Industry. - I'm part of the In-House Security as well as the Emergency Response Group {Firefighters, EMS, Rescue, Haz-Mat Tech} -So obviously we'll be paid more than an average Security Officer

    We still make patrols, rounds, do all the security related paperwork, inspect oil, gas, and benzene ships and do all the Coast Guard related Paperwork associated with em' - We escort visitors, sign people in and out, monitor our employees, and issue traffic citations - Not a bad job, not a hard job, and an easy retirement plan.........25 and out with a pension, yearly corporate profit sharing, and 401K matched $ for $

    Gotta' love OIL

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