I originally worked for Cognisa Security, and everything was going great until US Security Associates bought them out. I was a Security Officer working at Dollar Rent A Car at the San Diego airport as a post. It was okay at first, until the staff at Dollar was treating me badly. I worked the hardest of all the other guards, and yet I was treated the worst. I was dealt a great injustice when I worked there, and they let me go for no reason whatsoever, which I'll get into later.
For example, where can I start? I was never given a half hour lunch as required BY LAW, during a 9 1/2 hour shift. I shouldn't have to request it...I called the on duty supervisor via radio, and I'd have to get a hold of him several times and then he'd make some lame excuse as to why he didn't answer the radio for an hour or more.
Second, I was forced to work in very uncomfortable conditions. I'll elaborate by saying that I was forced to work under an extremely hot lamp, when they KNEW that I had health conditions where I couldn't. I informed the staff of Dollar that I couldn't physically work like that, but they didn't care. They insisted that I keep the light on inside the guard shack. I sometimes turn it off because of the uncomfortable heat.
Third, I went to the office supervisor at Dollar to inform her of this. I was professional and told her what was going on. And here's the big red flag... she filed a report behind my back saying that I "lashed out", which was completely untrue! The on-duty manager took her side, without hearing my side. They asked me to sign it, and I refused, because it was untrue. And another red flag was that the report was signed by the manager, who didn't even work or show up that day!
Fourth, a co-worker tells me that I'm being replaced, after four months of hard work in uncomfortable settings. They had to go behind my back and write up the paperwork....I wish they would have told me up front if they had a problem with me.
And last but not least, I tried to call my main office but they took the client's side! Without hearing my side of the story! That went double for the main corporate office in Atlanta! They said "You have to listen to the client!".
Yes, I understand that, but not when my health/safety is on the line!
So for those of you who want to go work for US SecuritY Associates, think twice, I implore you. It's absolutely imperative that you steer clear of this fly-by-night company at all costs! They'll just use and abuse you. When their contract with a post expires, they toss you aside! What kind of company is that?
Chula Vista, California