Pesonally I think you are allways better to go through the company you intend to work for before you do the training anyway.
There is not only the risk of a scam but also the risk of being placed in a position that is so bad they can only get new people to do it.
Down my way we have subcontracting security companies who really will take any old piece of **** in a uniform but will never turn down a job even if it is unsafe.
What is described, to me just seems to ring the same alarm bells.
When I applied, they had a video about shoplifting, and they said that they had a lot of positions especially in "loss management" or something like that. They mentioned that if I got enough training I could be trained to make arrests and all that jazz. Then I told them that I don't want to have to arrest people or be in that kind of dangerous situation, and the guy said that they had all kinds of other openings too.
I think the main alarm bells for me are the cost, and the idea that they are making their profit both from your fees and supposedly from employers that pay them to send their graduates. It just didn't pass my "Is this the way the world really works?" test.
Sorry for reviving a old thread but i could not help but notice the complete stupidity the guy was spewing about Ontario Security Training being a scam.... and a class action lawsuit.
I can personaly vouch that they are legit in the terms that i have taken the course and have further gone on to get my Security licence.... i started with the basic security training which involved first aid and 48 hours of training. As well as a exam to get my basic training number... you know how you can tel they are legit? when they give you the training number it was registered into the Ministry... easy way to tell. They offer full security courses for armed security as well. which can pay big bucks.... and when you have the big stuff you can easily get a position in the Pickering Power Plant.... thats over 60$ an hour. with full benefits including paid vacation.
They are legitimate. they have found me a job very promptly after i got my licence. They give you the tools needed in the basic training to pass and ace the security exam for the ministry. So yea. Dont believe me ill give you my security licence number and my profile page on Ontario Security Training's website.
Bull ****. The Armed Guards that come out to protect my ass while I am working are lucky to make $12/hr.
Originally Posted by weewoozesty
I have known armed guards Nuck plants they are nowhere close to making a 120k a year.
If you want to make any money as a security contractor you bet your sweet ass its going to be in a warzone.
Trying to find a pay scale. Although I would pay guards $60 an hour there. You would not want them to **** that job up.
Yeah 60-70k figure is far off of the $60/hr figure almost by 1/2.
Originally Posted by gregaquaman
Being a security guard isn't something I'd recommend to anyone looking to make a lot of money or advance in their field.
That is for sure on the other hand if you find interesting ways to deal with the mind numbing boredom and the constantly being talked down to it is an extremely easy job.
Originally Posted by Permalost