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Reply #26 - 14. Jun 2016 at 20:33

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Ideally, search portals of work, a lot of offers.
 
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Reply #25 - 26. Jul 2015 at 23:55

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$24 a few years ago would have been good, the causal day rate now is $24.28

Anyway bed time for me, don't want to be a zombie tomorrow like I was today
 

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Reply #24 - 26. Jul 2015 at 23:52

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Welsh wrote on 26. Jul 2015 at 23:46:
They do that so they can pay you less - which is a joke because you'd still have to have your security license


The best part is the hands off policies as a security officer. I mean, why even hire a security officer? You might as well just hire a janitor, it would be more constructive.

I was being paid $24 an hour before penalty rates (nighttime, weekend etc) so I wasn't complaining... that much.
 
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Reply #23 - 26. Jul 2015 at 23:46

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They do that so they can pay you less - which is a joke because you'd still have to have your security license
 

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Reply #22 - 26. Jul 2015 at 23:43

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I'm hoping to get out of the security industry in a few years and either into federal policing, intelligence or defence when I finish up at university. I do agree that the industry is more or less a joke these days.

A few years ago when working retail security, I wasn't even considered a security officer but rather a customer service officer which was my official job title. That is because of unnecessary bureaucracy where they'd rather us not conduct actual security duties but rather play receptionist.
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Reply #21 - 26. Jul 2015 at 23:37

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Personally I feel the "Manpower" facite of the Australian Security Industry a total joke.

I've been working towards getting into Technical security over the past 3 years, More so in the past 12 months since the GLNG project I was previously on wrapped up.
 

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Reply #20 - 26. Jul 2015 at 23:34

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Welsh wrote on 26. Jul 2015 at 23:30:
SecurityMan wrote on 26. Jul 2015 at 23:25:
Speaking of Brisbane / Ipswich, Trident Security looks half-decent.


Can't say I've heard good or bad things about them. So I'd go with there a better option and Good Vs. Being Bad.


I kick myself in the arse for not applying to the AFP when they advertised some security positions back in May. Definitely would have been better than whatever normal security can offer.  Undecided
 
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Reply #19 - 26. Jul 2015 at 23:30

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SecurityMan wrote on 26. Jul 2015 at 23:25:
Speaking of Brisbane / Ipswich, Trident Security looks half-decent.


Can't say I've heard good or bad things about them. So I'd go with there a better option and Good Vs. Being Bad.
 

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Reply #18 - 26. Jul 2015 at 23:25

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Welsh wrote on 26. Jul 2015 at 23:20:
MSS if you want to play there games and deal with there incompetence when it arises.
I have a mate that works for MSS and he said he's been really happy with them. I've personally never worked for them so I can't comment directly.

SNP - Never heard a good thing about them, But I've also never spoken with someone that's worked directly for them.
So again a rather useless bias'd view.

Serco - Good luck getting a job with them to start with unless you know someone.

Wilson - I had a interview with them back in 2013 and I found them hard to take seriously.
But I'd say they're likely a better option.

Southern Cross if you want to do patrol work go nuts.

No idea / never heard of Charter.

I'm in Brisbane / Ipswich specifically so I'd likely be able to tell you the ones to avoid but as you have ZERO interest in Crowd control work you've already got that base covered Wink


Yup, won't do crowdy work. I value my life more than that, I don't consider the pay to be worth risking being king-hit by someone upset that they got rejected from entry into the venue or ejected. No thank you.

Speaking of Brisbane / Ipswich, Trident Security looks half-decent. I hear from multiple sources that the company is being professional and the owner demands his staff maintain the reputation.






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MSS if you want to play there games and deal with there incompetence when it arises.
I have a mate that works for MSS and he said he's been really happy with them. I've personally never worked for them so I can't comment directly.

SNP - Never heard a good thing about them, But I've also never spoken with someone that's worked directly for them.
So again a rather useless bias'd view.

Serco - Good luck getting a job with them to start with unless you know someone.

Wilson - I had a interview with them back in 2013 and I found them hard to take seriously.
But I'd say they're likely a better option.

Southern Cross if you want to do patrol work go nuts.

No idea / never heard of Charter.

I'm in Brisbane / Ipswich specifically so I'd likely be able to tell you the ones to avoid but as you have ZERO interest in Crowd control work you've already got that base covered Wink
 

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Reply #16 - 26. Jul 2015 at 23:13

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Welsh wrote on 26. Jul 2015 at 22:45:
SecurityMan wrote on 26. Jul 2015 at 22:21:
I'm also trying to find work now that I'm interested in working again after taking a break


Where are you looking? If you're in BNE i'll tell you who to avoid like the plague.


Yeah I'm in BNE. Not interested in venue crowdy work, haven't done it since I first got licensed many years ago and don't ever want to do it again. RSA has expired, never renewing it. Ever.

Without revealing who I applied to publicly, the walls have ears, I have applied to the QLD state government to work as a security officer for a few of their departments and a few other major companies that I'm aware pay more than $18 an hour and pay penalty rates.

Is MSS, SNP, Serco, Wilson, Southern Cross and Charter any good in QLD? Do you recommend any companies up here?


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Reply #15 - 26. Jul 2015 at 22:45

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SecurityMan wrote on 26. Jul 2015 at 22:21:
I'm also trying to find work now that I'm interested in working again after taking a break


Where are you looking? If you're in BNE i'll tell you who to avoid like the plague.
 

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Reply #14 - 26. Jul 2015 at 22:21

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Wilson's, SECURECorp, Trident Security and SNP has been recently hiring in Brisbane too.

I'm also trying to find work now that I'm interested in working again after taking a break from it all, hopefully will land something as I have several years of experience.  Tongue
 
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Reply #13 - 30. Jun 2015 at 00:55

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All depends when the big companies are chasing workers. When then NEED staff they'll hire anyone.
When they don't they're epic picky. When I was working on the GLNG project I was suprer surprised how 1/2 the people on the project got hired in the first place.

MSS are REALLY hit and miss from what I've seen as well. I've known a number of people be rejected for the most simple crap it's just pants on head retarted. I have a mate that is always trying to get me to join MSS, I'm like nah I'm good aye Smiley
 

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Reply #12 - 29. Jun 2015 at 15:34

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From my experience, just ride the waves for now, once you have 6 months experience, you can get work with those big companies.
 

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