TSA Forum Should Retail Secuity Guards Not Receive Higher Pay?

  17th November 2015 at 6:02pm in Retail Security

Should Retail Secuity Guards Not Receive Higher Pay?

Is the minimum wage appropriate for retail security considering the hostility involved in the job?

Replies (4)

  22nd November 2015 at 1:42pm

Hi Tom,

Reasonable argument, but is the 'hostility' involved in the job measurably worse than other aspects of security?

Also, but 'Retail' are we considering uniformed staff, traditional plain-clothed store detectives, or both?

  2nd December 2015 at 6:25am

Ron, I think the hostility is consistently much worse in the uniformed retail,sector, especially the supermarkets.

  2nd December 2015 at 5:02pm

I have to agree with Tom on this !  Retail has become more hostile over the years from the point where Joe Public know they can lash out and if you retaliate they have you and the company you work for by the balls .  you may think you are using minimum force !    But it is how the courts see it  Magistrates do not like Door men period ! ! you just have to look the local Rag paper   * DOORMAN  charged for using so called excessive * gets suspension or Licence revoked ! !   Retail need a recognised  rate as do all Door men . .     

  2nd December 2015 at 5:21pm

In general the Licensing has did nothing for the Industry but create a quagmire !  of useless information that 80% of Frontline users have difficulty in understanding.  as for those who employ the Frontline user they are neither interested or give a Damn and don't want to know when the shit happens they walk away . .  All they want is the Job done in the cheapest simplest fashion and to hell with the consequence    

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