Queen's University
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It's The Best Security Gig in Kingston

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Queen's pays the highest wage for security in Kingston for both full time and casual positions. Full time positions with Queen's happen very infrequently and there are very few spots available, most guards are casual, and so they are highly competitive. Casual positions do not include any benefits or pension whereas the full time positions do. The role itself is generally interesting and can be quite rewarding at times. Of course the regular duties of securing areas can get monotonous, but attending to calls for assistance is generally a chance to feel good about helping someone out. Regular duty patrol is a great time to get to know the University and meet other University staff; the job can be quite social. Duties generally include ensuring buildings are secured on time, being a visual deterrent to bike and other theft, assisting with directions, checking in with staff at various locations around Campus. Other duties that happen less frequently include responding to first aid requests, fire alarms, intrusion alarms, access requests, suspicious persons, securing safety hazards, unauthorized activity. Like any big institution there are significant politics at play which can be frustrating and demoralizing at times but if you remember that in the end you are there to ensure a safe Campus for students, staff, and faculty, you can usually go home knowing you made a small difference somewhere.

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The work feels meaningful

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Takes a long, long time to have an opportunity at a full time position, The pay is high for the industry in this area, but low compared to other Universities, University politics can be defeating at times
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Queen's is a great place to learn new things. There are always people there to teach you new things and willing to help you learn. great place to work if you are just starting out or even if you have been out working for a few years
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4.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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