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Recent Bullshit Ad Run By A Security Company in Victoria

When you see ads such as these that say bullshit such as “Signing Incentives”, all it means is that they will give you the BCT 1 at your own expense or some other crap. Watch out for these two words ” competitive wages”. What this means that their not going tp pay you anything more than the competition does and the base rate right now is only .25 cents over the minimum wage at $10.50.

As one executive recently pointed out in an email to me “As for wages we are constantly trying to increase the wage but much larger companies keep the prices down. The companies which two come to mind are Paladin and Secriguard. I have’nt heard a good word spoken of either with the guards that I have interviewed that have worked for them.

 

Securiguard will give you the course, but make you sign a one year agreement with them that states that if you leave or get fired that the cost of the course will be deducted from your last pay cheque. I suspect it  is the same with most of the companies in this occupation.

 

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Typical Ad’s Run By Security Companies in BC

This being May 23 2012, this ad appeared on Used Victoria.

$123 – PT / Casual Security  (Still trying to figure out what the $123 means in guys ads) because it sure does’nt mean $123.00 and it does’nt mean $12.30

PT / Casual Security Officers required for the Victoria Area. Must have Valid BC Security License as well as a Valid BC Drivers License is required in order to apply. Candidates must be comfortable working in a high pressure environment and be available to work morning/afternoon/night shifts on short notice. Experience preferred, but not mandatory. Please send resumes in Word Format to murrayw@securiguard.com or by fax 250-382-5109 attention Murray. We thank all applicants, however only those chosen will be contacted.

Ad Id:

16411820

Posted:

December 20, 2011

Renewed:

May 23, 2012

Expiry:

June 22, 2012

Status:

NOT SOLD

Details:

New, Renewed

Edit:

My ad

“high pressure environment” for $10.50 or less per hour. Ya right. “Valid BC Drivers License” means that they will have you driving where ever they feel the need to put you. It won’t be one static site, but numerous sites. It will only be part-time or when ever the feel like calling you up. Most calls will be at night since you will be filling in for a guard that does’nt feel like coming in, got fired or quit because they got fed up with the bullshit.

Heres three ads that I pulled off of the Craigslist last night. Same company, same bullshit.  First one is for Mobile Patrol. I’ve done it and if you value you sanity don’t even consider it. I’m writing a chapter on this.

FT or PT Mobile Patrol Security Officer (start immediately) (Victoria, BC)

Date: 2012-05-22, 1:03PM PDT

Reply to: see below [Errors when replying to ads?]

Paladin Security is looking for a Mobile Patrol Officer to join our team! Working with Paladin you will gain

valuable crime prevention and law enforcement experience. Our prestigious sites offer an environment that

will not only provide you with a long term occupation but also prepare you for career advancement in security

or law enforcement. A career at Paladin Security offers top industry wages, free training in the fundamentals

of security, a recognition and rewards program, excellent promotional opportunities, supplied uniforms, flexible

hours and a comprehensive benefit package.

Essential Job Functions:

• Performing foot patrols at a variety of sites around the city

• Making accurate reports and memos regarding all incidents

• Completing site inspections following alarm response

• 2-way radio use requiring the utmost discretion

• Performing opening and closing of premises

• Monitoring situations, cameras, property and events as per Site Post Orders

• Maintain clean fleet vehicles and ensure cars do not run low on fuel

Required Skills & Qualifications:

• Effective interpersonal and communication skills

• High level of professionalism

• Ability to write comprehensive reports and maintain proper records

• Ability to make quick decisions in emergency response situations with minimal supervision

• Strong ability to multitask in a busy environment

• Must possess a valid Class 5 drivers’ license

• Must be bondable

• High School Diploma

• Security experience and a valid security licence is considered an asset but not required

• Must be minimum 19 years of age

Application Method:

All interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to hrvictoria@paladinsecurity.com. Only those

applicants who are short-listed will be contacted for an interview. When applying for this position, please clearly

indicate this is your desired position within your email subject.

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Compensation: Competitive
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

FT and PT Security Officers in Colwood (June) (XXXXXX, BC)

Date: 2012-05-22, 1:03PM PDT

Reply to: see below [Errors when replying to ads?]

Paladin Security is the security company of choice amongst some of the most respected institutions in the country. We are committed to offering the best employment and career development opportunities in the security industry because we want the very best and brightest people our industry has to offer.

We are currently looking for Part-time and Full-time security officers for overnight shifts in xxxxxxx commencing in June.

Security experience is considered an asset, but not required. Paladin provides all training, including the Basic Security. Training and security licencing at no cost to you! We also offer continuous training and many opportunites for growth and promotion within the company!

Essential Job Functions include:

• Completing regular patrols of property and reporting activities on site

• Carrying out work according to specific instructions and procedures

• Minimizing risk to clients’ property and assets

• Completing various logs and reports

The ideal candidate will have:

• Effective interpersonal and communication skills

• A mature and positive attitude

• A high level of professionalism

• Ability to write comprehensive reports

• Ability to work well with minimal supervision and in a team

• Must be at least 19 years of age

• Good problem solving and decision making skills

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to hrvictoria@paladinsecurity.com. Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. When applying for this position, please clearly indicate your desired position in the email subject line

For more information on what we’re all about, please visit http://www.paladinsecurity.com

  • Location: xxxxxx, BC
  • Compensation: Competitive
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
I have yet to met anyone from Paladin that has ever had or received “continuous training”.
Another type is Loss Prevention. It deserves chapter on it as well. If you going to get into anything this is the area in security that is a growth industry.

FT or PT Loss Prevention Officer (Victoria, BC)

Date: 2012-05-22, 1:03PM PDT

Reply to: see below [Errors when replying to ads?]

Paladin Security is the security company of choice among some of the most respected institutions in the country. We are committed to offering the best employment and career development opportunities in the security industry because we want the very best and brightest people our industry has to offer! Employment with Paladin offers top industry wages, invaluable crime prevention and law enforcement experience, company paid training, a recognition and rewards program, supplied uniforms, flexible hours and a comprehensive benefits package.

We are currently looking for a Loss Prevention Officer to join our team! The Loss Prevention Officer will work undercover in plain clothes, monitoring retail sites for suspicious behavior and making arrests when theft occurs.

Essential Job Functions:

– Conduct surveillance in store to detect suspicious behavior and criminal action

– Collect evidence of misconduct or crime

– Make arrests of individuals committing thefts

– Assist in the support and requests of employees and guests

– Assist with crowd control circumstances

– Make accurate reports and document all security incidents

– Respond to emergency situations and individuals requiring assistance

Required Skills and Qualifications:

– Effective interpersonal and communication skills

– A mature and positive attitude

– A high level of professionalism

– Physically able to walk around for up to 8 hours

– Ability to write comprehensive reports and maintain accurate records

– Decision making and problem solving skills

– Must be bondable

– Must have a High School Diploma

– Must be at least 19 years of age

Loss Prevention experience, experience making arrests and appearing in court, knowledge of powers of arrest, a security licence, and First Aid are definite assets.

All interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to hrvictoria@paladinsecurity.com. Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. When applying for this position, please clearly indicate your desired position in the email subject line.

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Compensation: Competitive; depending on experience.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Job Advertisement

Job Search Safety Advice

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Job Number: 6447517

Title: Security officer (For Financial Services) (NOC: 6651)

Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full Time, On Call, Shift, Weekend, Day, Evening

Salary: $10.50 Hourly for 40 hours per week, Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Life Insurance Benefits, Group Insurance Benefits, Vision Care Benefits <—See Do Not Believe The Hype

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Vancouver – Central Area, British Columbia (10 vacancies )

Skill Requirements:
Education: Completion of high school, Some college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training, Some university
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.): Security Guard basic (pre-assignment ) training program certificate, Security Guard Licence
Experience: Experience an asset
Languages: Speak English, Read English, Write English
Work Setting: Financial institution
Type of Assignments: Fixed post <—On your feet all day.
Specific Skills: Enforce regulations of establishments, Maintain order, Ensure safety and emergency procedures are followed, Attend to persons with special needs, Detect or prevent thefts and vandalism, Write reports
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail, Standing for extended periods
Work Site Environment: Outdoors
Transportation/Travel Information: Public transportation is available
Work Location Information: Urban area
Essential Skills: Document use, Writing, Oral communication, Problem solving, Critical thinking, Significant use of memory

Employer: Securiguard Services Ltd.

How to Apply:
Please apply for this job only in the manner specified by the employer. Failure to do so may result in your application not being properly considered for the position.

Web Site: http://www.securiguard.com/

Advertised until: 2012/06/14

This job advertisement has been provided by an external employer. Service Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Ads run in newspapers. Very short on detail.

They treat their guards like shit. I know I worked there for three months. A good example of it after the leap “Security dispatcher loses job after sending letter to media” ( SecuriCare ) is the sister company to Securiguard.

Major Players in the Security Guard Field in BC

Here are some of the major players in the Security Guard field in BC

Secured Security Group

What Rate My Employer.ca has to say about Secured Security Group


Paladin Security Group
(Canada)

What Rate My Employer.ca has to say about Paladin Security Group

Securiguard Services (Alberta and BC)
Securicare (Hospitals and other contracts)

What Rate My Employer.ca has to say about Securiguard Services

Commissionaires (Canada)

What Rate My Employer.ca has to say about Commissionaires

Footprints Security (Vancouver Island)

What Rate My Employer.ca has to say about Footprints Security

Garda Security (Canada)

What Rate My Employer.ca has to say about  Garda Security

Intercon Security (Canada)

What Rate My Employer.ca has to say about Intercon Security

Source Security (Canada)

Not yet rated at Rate My Employer.ca, but give it time.

Royal Victoria Security (Victoria)

Not yet rated at Rate My Employer.ca, but give it time.

Windsor Security  (Lower Mainland)

Not yet rated at Rate My Employer.ca, but give it time.

International Crowd Management Inc

What Rate My Employer.ca has to say about International Crowd Management Inc

Victoria Security Services

Stay right away from this company. Not only does’nt he pay his employees (if he has any) and when he does it is usually after complaining to different government agencies, but he is also the lowest paying Security Company in Victoria. While other SC’s have downsized the vehicles he  has kept the same size boat of a car for patrol’s if he has any. He has also been in trouble with VicPD as seen on his website

Securitas Canada Ltd

What Rate My Employer.ca has to say about Securitas Canada Ltd

Concord Security

What Rate My Employer.ca has to say about  Concord Security
I personally have talked to one Security Guard from Concord and he put it this way, “I pretend to work and they pretend to pay me”

Western K9 Security

Not yet rated at Rate My Employer.ca, but give it time.

Provident Security

What Rate My Employer.ca has to say about  Provident Security

Westridge Security

Not yet rated at Rate My Employer.ca, but give it time.

Crusade Security

Not yet rated at Rate My Employer.ca, but give it time.

Executive Security Services International

Not yet rated at Rate My Employer.ca, but give it time.

info@procoresecurity.ca

No Website

PRO WEST SECURITY LTD

No Website

FBIG

Not yet rated at Rate My Employer.ca, but give it time.

Shadow West Security

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Bullshit From A Security Company

Load of Bullshit from Footprints

The “Averaging Agreement”

First they pay shit. They start you off at minimum wage, but this only after they first bend you over and tell you to spread the cheeks and ram you with a bill for over $350.00 bucks for a course that all they give a shit about is their fucking image. They really don’t give a shit about the client and the client does’nt really give a shit about them since the client bought their useless service with the lowest bid.

Then once they have you between their legs they give you a fucking “Averaging Agreement” that’s those deadheads that run this worthless province, which you are going to fucking vote the fuck out next May because they fucking well deserve this for thinking up this sort of shit.

The “Averaging Agreement” sort of reads like this.

” I, (the employees name goes here) (the employee) am entering into a work schedule and a Averaging Agreement with (Company Name Here) (The Employer) effective (Date Goes Here).

This agreement will be in effect for a period of one year and will end on (Date Here)

This agreement is renewable for an addtional period one year upon mutual agreement between the Employee and the Employer. This agreement can be terminated by the employer at anytime during this agreement (you either get fired or promoted to management) period. I also acknowledge that I have read, understood and agree with the attached Fact Sheet from the Ministry of Skills Development and Labour in respect to Averaging Agreements.

The agreed work shift will be (fill in hours here) per day and additional hours will be paid in accordance with Averaging Agreements respective labour standards. Hours worked will be averaged over a two week period. The hours scheduled are not more than an average of 40 per week over the period of this agreement. This agreement can be changed by mutual agreement between the Employee and the Employer.

Source Security Bad Ad

Source Security Bad Job Joke

This is what I regard as a really BAD ad. Remember that your on call between 12:00 am and 6:00 am and they are only paying you for the call you would be called out to do. If it’s a stand down at a bank because of a failed ATM or someone forgot to lock a safe you would sit there for some unknown hours until someone showed up to fix the problem, which could take between one hour to six or more and all you will get paid is a messily 20 bucks, where as Source would be charging you out at twice that per hour, so lets say you were there six hours, that would be $220.00 for Source and 20.00 for you. You supply your own car, food and what ever else for six hours and they collect the bulk. It really smells of a RIP-OFF.

This ad is taking the award for the Dumbest Security Ad of 2012 . There is so compensation relating to this award or trophy, they just get to relish the fact that they have just showed their complete ignorance and disregard for the people that work in the Security field.

So they pulled the ad from KiJiJI and reestablished it on Work BC. Still the same wording and disregard for anyone in the security guard field, except maybe other companies that have no morals or integrity which it seems Source Security does not have.

Source   On Call Security Guard

To Drive or Not To Drive. That Is The Question

Here is one thing; you as a static guard should seriously think about when joining a security firm and telling them that you drive, since you will undoubtedly get screwed over if you do decide to say you do drive. Yes it’s a decision that you should think over very seriously, since they will try to legally blackmail you with it.

Let’s take for example that you have been on a job that was static and that was in walking distance from where ever you lived or you could take a bus and they now have decided that since you drive they want to put you on a site that is 20 klm from where you live. Your rate isn’t going to change for driving to this site and you will be making the same as any other guard that is still doing static and is walking or taking a bus to work. Your add expense will be what you pay for gas to the site, you free time that you will have to travel to this site as well as wear and tear on your vehicle. Look most security companies don’t give a shit since your just a fucking pawn in their game of extracting what ever they can out of you to show a profit at the end of the year and if that means screwing you in the process then they have not qualms about doing it. You should also realize that some companies will want you to as well as driving to the site to use you vehicle for added purposes and won’t want to compensate you for this, such as doing extra patrols on site and using your vehicle for an office to run their business out of. Refuse them or suggest that they compensate you for the added use.

Another way they could screw you if you decide to tell them you drive is they could put you on mobile. If you don’t mind steady night shifts where you might never see daylight again, especially in the winter, then go for it, but remember one thing, you will be making slightly more than a static guard but doing four times as much work since most security companies over-book their mobile drives so you don’t have a minute to spare to get everything completed on time by the end of your shift.