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Old 03-22-2013, 12:01 PM
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What's your view on what made it such a huge mistake? Do you think they misrepresented themselves or do you feel that you just wanted or needed more or something else than this group could offer?
Well, it started when I got discharged. I left the Marines looking for a private security company. Going overseas again for $100K as a gun for hire was perfect...heck I just finished 4 years doing it! But little did I know those types of companies really want SpecOps guys, and very rarely hire infrantry guys like myself. So I found this security company near where I live. I called and spoke to the recruiter, the retired Sgt Major, and he sold the company really well. The main thing was, Marines watch out for their own, and this guy was a Marine. I got hired by them and went to "school" for 3 weeks. Upon completion of school, we were to get $3K and go full time. They explained anyone who qualified with very high scores at the firing range would be assigned to a private security detail. I ended up shooting a perfect score, then was givin a rent-a-cop uniform and told I was (like everyone else) going to check badges at a government building. There was no private security detail. There were also so many rules and regulations...one stood out the most to me. "You may only carry (1) 12oz bottle of water to your assigned guard post in a clear plactic container. No drink mixes, gatorade, or any of that stuff. You can only refill it twice a day". They also had things like mandatory overtime if your relief shows up late, be on alert 24 hours incase they call you to work, etc.

I went to human resources, handed in my still brand new uniform, and walked out. Since I made it to the end of "school" I got my $3K. I found out later a lot of others in the class did the same. The company was a revolving door, with a lot of pending lawsuits from previous employees. I was just expecting the job they told me, nothing more.
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