.It was an easy job to get, on the spot hire. They pay is OK, the hours are there as long as you're available.
It's actually pretty funny they call themselves Security Professionals, because they are without a doubt the most unprofessional and unorganized company I've ever worked for in my life. These people are basically looking for anyone they can, who meets the minimalist qualifications. They just want a body in uniform to fulfill their contractual obligations to the city or whatever company they work for, so they can keep getting paid. They don't care about their employees at all. They are completely unflexible with any changes that occur with you affecting them, regardless of the seriousness of the matter or how much notice you are given.
A good example of this was the day I got hired. I let them know right off the bat, I wouldn't be able to work that Friday due to a doctor's appt. The next day, as my schedule was being written, I reminded them again I couldn't work that day, at least not past a certain time. Of course, the day comes by, and not only am I scheduled, but nobody shows up to relieve me. I have to call a Supervisor, who shows up an hour and a half late to relieve me.
Things like that happen all the time. They're complete idiots. They even jacked up my paycheck. Complained several times that Fed Taxes weren't coming out, and it was never corrected, even when I offered to refile the W-4.
Finally, they decided to let me go about a week ago, thanks to their own screw-up. They sent me to a new post. The supervisor who was supposed to be training me not only showed up late, but had never seen the place before, and frankly had trouble even finding it. SO after what SPOT considered my training, which consisted of me and the supervisor both exploring the place for the first time, and realizing he gave me the wrong keys, or that working at a City facility I should have an ID card....he left. The facility manager sent out an e-mail complaining of this, and a City Rep was sent out to question me regarding my "training". So I gave him the truth. Of course, SPOT was fined by the city for their negligence in the situation, and SPOT, being the great people they are, decided it was my fault for this, and let me go.
Advice to Management
1. Try hiring employees that actually know how to talk to people, or have at least graduated grade school. Dude doesn't sound to convincing when he says "Say cuz, you can't be up on yo phone in the liburry"
2. Re-evalute your supervisors, enforce stricter checks and balances.
3. Get a clue
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