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    So I've kind of soured on my current job. I work as a security guard and have for several years. When I first started it was a fine job. I basically just got to sit in an office and watch movies for 8 hours. It was a pretty sweet gig. As time goes on though it has left me feeling kind of empty and that I'm basically just wasting my life away. Nobody really respects a security guard and the plant I work at basically views security as lazy pieces of shit, which I won't lie, isn't totally inaccurate. One guy I work with said that a plant worker once told him that security guards like us were just one step above bums on welfare. In a nut shell, I feel like a loser every time I put on the silly little uniform. I really want to go back to school and maybe become a teacher or something. I'm just kind of afraid to leave what is familiar for something totally unknown.

    Anyways how do you guys view security guards and how proud are you to tell people what your job is? To me I'm humiliated every time I have to tell someone I'm a security guard. My lady's brother asked me what I did for a living and I told him I was a security guard and he laughed at me and said I needed to get a real job.

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    I was a hospital security guard for a year and we were generally respected (escort a nurse to her car or break up a fight in front of one of the nuns who own the hospital and they will be happy every time they see you). Then I did go back to school. I'm in school now and trust me, going into the unknown is the best way to grow as a person.

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    the difference between a security guard and a teacher is negligible any more.

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    Damn, Murphy. That is some cold lotion.

    Anyways most of the security guards I've encountered were pretty cool guys who didn't have the wannabe cop attitude. They were just guys getting paid to do a job. It just so happens that the job entails sitting around and looking at things. It doesn't sound like the most fulfilling of jobs but I don't look down on it. Being an accountant or Human Resources worker isn't very fulfilling either and those are jobs that have a perception of higher class type jobs. So yeah, if you don't like being a security guard then venture off into the unknown. Maybe you'll find your true calling and be happy with your job. If you want to go to school to be a teacher then give it a shot. I've had some very inspiring educators in my life that brought me to a better place in life.

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    My work schedule makes me hate my job. That then makes me feel like a loser. Love the pay but my job the schedule and my bitch of a boss make me sick.

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    I work with the public....
    Whenever that makes me feel bad, I look at the general public....and my sense of superiority returns.

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    I've never had any problems with security guards. I don't understand why people think its a shit job. Sure, you might sit there and do nothing for hours on end, but when you're needed, you're pretty damn important. Its kinda like firefighters. My uncle sometimes spends his whole shift at the firehouse doing nothing (other than the regular housekeeping type stuff). But when they have a roll, that's what they are there for.

    I like my job. I sell appliance parts, and I like being able to help someone get their stove or dryer or whatever fixed without having to buy a whole new appliance. Its nice to have knowledge about something that most people don't know about. Helping people is fun.

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    Life is what you make of it, and so is your job. In every line of work there are employees that give that job specifically a bad name, and if you are a great worker in your field of expertise, this won't be a problem. People will look past that lazy bum and see that you aren't a lazy dipwad.

    I think if you aren't happy with your current job, the try retraining, or go back to school in your downtime (while still working for awhile longer, obviously) to find a rewarding job.

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    I've got no problem with security guards... a job's a job, if it helps put food on the table and keeps a roof over your head then there's nothing to be ashamed of or to make you feel like a loser.


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    Lony pretty much posted exactly what I was going to say. No shame in an honest days pay.

    I am going back to school on evenings and weekends right now so I can can further my career path as I have figured out the job I am currently in is no longer making me happy. If you aren't happy, there's always ways to change it so that you are. Mine is not an immediate fix but it's a means to an end.

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    I wash dishes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by iron maiden View Post
    I am going back to school on evenings and weekends right now so I can can further my career path as I have figured out the job I am currently in is no longer making me happy. If you aren't happy, there's always ways to change it so that you are. Mine is not an immediate fix but it's a means to an end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharad View Post
    So I've kind of soured on my current job. I work as a security guard and have for several years. When I first started it was a fine job. I basically just got to sit in an office and watch movies for 8 hours. It was a pretty sweet gig. As time goes on though it has left me feeling kind of empty and that I'm basically just wasting my life away. Nobody really respects a security guard and the plant I work at basically views security as lazy pieces of shit, which I won't lie, isn't totally inaccurate. One guy I work with said that a plant worker once told him that security guards like us were just one step above bums on welfare. In a nut shell, I feel like a loser every time I put on the silly little uniform. I really want to go back to school and maybe become a teacher or something. I'm just kind of afraid to leave what is familiar for something totally unknown.

    Anyways how do you guys view security guards and how proud are you to tell people what your job is? To me I'm humiliated every time I have to tell someone I'm a security guard. My lady's brother asked me what I did for a living and I told him I was a security guard and he laughed at me and said I needed to get a real job.
    At least you have a job. The losers are the people who are happy to scrounge from the tax payer and actively avoid work.

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    I love my full time job! It's a great job, awesome starting position right out of college but the pay sucks. I guess I just need to be thankful that I have a job after college. I also work part-time retail which is interesting because I have never worked retail before now. I have loan payments coming up because my grace period is getting ready to end and I don't want to go into deferment because that just delays the payments and I want to get it done. It's so strange having to take orders from people who are much younger than me and has less education than me. But I realized that sometimes things have to be done. I moved out of home three weeks after graduation so I really did not have any money saved up.

    However, I made that decision because I did not want to live at home because there is honestly no one there or anything there for me. There are days that I wish I would have taken this same job at home so I could live with my parents and save up money before being on my own but in the end I'm glad I made the choice that I did. It's going to be a struggle for a few years, especially since I am planning to start graduate school in August (only reason is because my full time job covers most of the costs).

    To answer the original question... I do not feel like a loser with my full time job because I am doing what I love most which is helping people. I just wish the pay reflected the work that I put in. For my part-time job, I do feel like a loser sometimes but then I realize that I am not the only one going through a situation like this and through time things will get better.

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    Any job is better than no job so as far as I'm concerned no job is a loser job. Gotta do whatever it takes to provide for yourself and your family.

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    Well, it's not the most glorious job. Grocery store stocker. I am making $12/hr there, which isn't bad for a grocery store, but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharad View Post
    So I've kind of soured on my current job. I work as a security guard and have for several years. When I first started it was a fine job. I basically just got to sit in an office and watch movies for 8 hours. It was a pretty sweet gig. As time goes on though it has left me feeling kind of empty and that I'm basically just wasting my life away. Nobody really respects a security guard and the plant I work at basically views security as lazy pieces of shit, which I won't lie, isn't totally inaccurate. One guy I work with said that a plant worker once told him that security guards like us were just one step above bums on welfare. In a nut shell, I feel like a loser every time I put on the silly little uniform. I really want to go back to school and maybe become a teacher or something. I'm just kind of afraid to leave what is familiar for something totally unknown.

    Anyways how do you guys view security guards and how proud are you to tell people what your job is? To me I'm humiliated every time I have to tell someone I'm a security guard. My lady's brother asked me what I did for a living and I told him I was a security guard and he laughed at me and said I needed to get a real job.
    I feel exactly as you do, been a security guard for many years and have been at the same site for most of those years. I work in a library in the middle of downtown, every day when I walk into work the energy is drained from me, dealing everyday with drunks who call you racist because your kicking them out, dealing with the teenage gang members who come around to set up their drug deals and worrying if today the day one of the little fuckers try to stab me or jump me while leaving work. as a matter of fact we just started wearing stab vest because of this. As you said security is looked at as loser and it's 10 fold in such a public building. Nothing makes me feel more like shit then seeing someone I went to school with or someone who hasn't come by the library in a while and they give me that sad look and go "Oh your still here?" It's hard to find a new job when you get paid so shitty (11.42/hr) and you live paycheck to paycheck and because you've done the same job for so long you have little skills so unless you can find a good security job that pays good which is rare or work factory work it can e hard. I could try to go to school but I don't really have the money and honestly I can't think of anything I would be overly want to do to go to school for. So can see where your coming from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    the difference between a security guard and a teacher is negligible any more.
    Not exactly sure what that means.

    Anyway, I am a teacher and I absolutely love my job. I couldn't imagine doing anything else. Teachers take a lot of shit from all types of people but I try not to think about it too much. My focus is on the students I teach and nothing else. I don't have the energy or desire to defend myself from people. I'm happy and that's a rarity for most people in their job.

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    2 classes from being done with school. Then i want to work with kids. Kids are so much more fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistress View Post
    2 classes from being done with school. Then i want to work with kids. Kids are so much more fun.
    Teacher or day care person or what?

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    Teacher or day care person or what?
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    Today I dealt with a short. very fat. extremely drunk guy who was so drunk he could not stand on his own and proceeded to shit himself and then pull off his shitty pants and sit butt ass fucking naked covered in shit and refuse to put his pants back on. so yeah 11.42/hr to see a drunks crusty tiny dick, yeah...I seriously hate my job

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    I'm an after school janitor for a middle school here in my town making under $4,000 a month so I don't know ? Sometimes the immature kids here tend to get a kick off catching me scrub the toilets or empty out trash cans but they can ALL go to hell for all I care. From where I sit a job is a job and bills need to get paid asap !!! On top of the fact that life is hard enough without adding extra pressure from people's negative views on us.

    To answer your question I guess I do feel humbled when asked what I do for a living, but if it puts food on my table for the kids I gotta get over it right ?
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    I will go along with the sentiment of there being no shame in an honest day's work.

    My background is pretty blue collar and I am not sorry, I run my own business and when people ask me what I do, I say "I sell stuff"
    I have a habit of talking what I do down, it might be an Australian thing, but I don't like to big note myself, not that there's much outside the trouser department to "big note"

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