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.