I keep reading about everyone qq'ing at the money you make in this line of work, and how there isn't as much of it to go around anymore. How companies like Safeguard pay so low it's not worth it.
Seems you guys are out of touch with the rest of the world that aren't college grads or aren't private contractors.
For myself, coming into this line of work from Factories and Warehousing, I'm making like 4-5 times more than I was, I have no boss ordering me around, I'm not doing the same boring thing over and over, and I spend 1/2 my day driving and taking pictures. The list goes on...
I started in this line of work making $10/hr for a crook that made bank off me doing good work at low pay. I didn't mind because of the things listed above, and I was getting my foot in the door and learning a new thing. Over the course of that year I slowly acquired all the tools and knowledge I needed to do this on my own.
I know, for a fact, that Safeguard is still paying me lousy money because during that year for the crook we were working off National Field Representation. (NFR)
However, I'm still learning and still making more money than before which is always good. Maybe in 6-12 months I'll take that exp and move on to another company? Who knows?
In the meantime I'm working, loving it, and getting that weird high from exploring new houses kind of like Storage Hunters... and Wars ... actually getting paid to break into houses