Varied Work Involvement, Positive Interaction with both Government Employees and the General Public
Pros: varied work environment, continual training, exposure to the public.
Cons: usually worked rotating shifts.
In the 22 years I spent employeed with Commissionaires Ottawa, I could never expect "a regular day",. I worked in many capacities, either in Security Access Control , Escort or as a Foot Patroller. Planned Special Events to responding to unecpected emergencies always kept me on my toes. I have worked both in a military environment as well as a unionized one. Regardless, I have fond memories interacting with fellow Commissionaires, Public Employees and our General Public. For most of those years as a Commissionaire, I lived a "shift workers life", eight and twelve hour rotating shifts. This sometimes was ackward to my family and social circles, but one ajusts. There are too many good aspects of my work to list, and to some extent the high security level held prevents me from expanding further on any particular duties. Management within the Commissionaires has kept up with professional expectations and from my experience are very employee sensitive. Retired from the Corps with more good memories than bad. Would have no hesitation returning to their employee if offered the chance. Thankyou.