What this job is about
We all know that theft is wrong – unless you're stealing someone's heart (aww). But, since hearts are notoriously hard to resell on Craigslist, most would-be thieves go after merchandise. That's where security guards come in handy, since they can patrol stores, factories and galleries to ward away thieves.Sometimes working odd hours (like the night shift) security guards are tasked with the responsibility of making sure a building or location is secure, sometimes using weapons to protect themselves and the merchandise. It's a good job for someone who doesn't mind solitary time, has excellent observation skills and can make quick judgment calls when things get stressful.