Posted by Lord_Xp (599 posts) -

I'm starting my new job in the retail company I already work for. I'll be an asset protection specialists. For those of you who don't know what they do, they are the people apprehending shoplifters and having them arrested. I'm nervous for this job because I have never been confrontational in my life and this will be my biggest challenge. I am also very excited to start this job because I can get experience to become a police officer in the future as a career. I just felt like sharing this on here because I have no one to really tell this to. Wish me luck! Training starts soon enough and last 3-4 months.

I meant to add also, what do some of you guys do as day to day jobs. And are there any future goals you guys/gals wish to obtain?

#1 Posted by Lord_Xp (599 posts) -

I'm starting my new job in the retail company I already work for. I'll be an asset protection specialists. For those of you who don't know what they do, they are the people apprehending shoplifters and having them arrested. I'm nervous for this job because I have never been confrontational in my life and this will be my biggest challenge. I am also very excited to start this job because I can get experience to become a police officer in the future as a career. I just felt like sharing this on here because I have no one to really tell this to. Wish me luck! Training starts soon enough and last 3-4 months.

I meant to add also, what do some of you guys do as day to day jobs. And are there any future goals you guys/gals wish to obtain?

#2 Posted by planetary (338 posts) -

Best of luck!

#3 Posted by believer258 (11035 posts) -

Asset protection specialist sounds a lot cooler than "shoplifter stopper."
Good luck, duder!

#4 Posted by VoshiNova (1594 posts) -

What city are you protecting? That-a-way I can say - Lord_XP: Protector of " "

#5 Posted by TyCobb (1924 posts) -

Be careful not to get stabbed when stopping a crazy person. You may end up with a corkscrew in your gut.

To your question about goals, I just want less work. I need some lackeys under me that I can farm work out to. Eh, one day.

#6 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

An "asset protection specialist" not a police officer. Don't be that guy who goes mad with what little power you'll have.

#7 Edited by Chop (1962 posts) -

Do you get a gun? Maybe some pepper spray!?

Anyways, I also work retail the only goal I have is to fucking quit.

#8 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Good luck, sounds like a challenge to overcome and master!

#9 Posted by Subject2Change (2965 posts) -

That's a sweet security guard title.

#10 Posted by Lord_Xp (599 posts) -

@VoshiNova said:

What city are you protecting? That-a-way I can say - Lord_XP: Protector of " "

A small town in Ohio one day xD nothing great.@Ravenlight said:

An "asset protection specialist" not a police officer. Don't be that guy who goes mad with what little power you'll have.

I know what you mean, most cops are like that. I'm to chilled and laid back to get a big head about simple things like that. I do what I'm paid to do.@Chop said:

Do you get a gun? Maybe some pepper spray!?

Anyways, I also work retail the only goal I have is to fucking quit.

I don't get anything but my co-worker's help.

Thanks guys though for the tips on not getting stabbed. I'll try not to since the job is in Cleveland

#11 Posted by CornBREDX (4454 posts) -

I foresee a lot of running in your future.  
Good luck, though. You will gain the courage part in time, just need to gain the confidence which will come naturally with training and getting used to your position. After that it's generally smooth going. If not, you may want to look into something with less confrontation involved haha - nothing wrong with that btw, not sure if I could do it or not.

#12 Posted by Aetheldod (3331 posts) -

Good luck . Nothing. Animator/director

#13 Posted by Kieran_Smith5 (128 posts) -

Substitute Teacher. Finding full-time permanent work is hard to find where I am.

Good luck in your new job.

#14 Edited by ki11tank (672 posts) -

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

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Also good luck man, hopefully the cop thing works out, tough to get jobs these days. Don't be a dick to everyone with your false power though.

I'm an investments manager, wall street, yep everyone mistakenly hates me like I run Goldman Sachs myself and actually change shit.

#15 Posted by jamesisaacs (220 posts) -

Mall Cop lmao!

#16 Posted by NinjaBerd (220 posts) -

Let me guess..... you work at Target?

#17 Posted by ShadowConqueror (2993 posts) -

Protect those assets!

#18 Posted by Narx (163 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror said:

Protect those assets!

GET BENT

Seriously go get em duder!

#19 Posted by Lord_Xp (599 posts) -

@NinjaBerd said:

Let me guess..... you work at Target?

Home Depot haha@ki11tank said:

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

I'll take a free segway where I can. I don't have right physical attributes, no mustache :/

Thanks everyone for your support. If I get videos of me getting people, I'll share with you guys haha

#20 Edited by Gargantuan (1877 posts) -

Good luck have Batman!

#21 Posted by Jams (2956 posts) -

@Lord_Xp: I thought policy for big box retail stores was to not interfere in any way and just call the cops, maybe write a license plate down and get a description?

#22 Posted by tourgen (4229 posts) -

Congrats and good luck!

#23 Posted by Lord_Xp (599 posts) -

@Jams said:

@Lord_Xp: I thought policy for big box retail stores was to not interfere in any way and just call the cops, maybe write a license plate down and get a description?

That's what regular associates do. Asset protections is undercover watching someone conceal an item and pass the point of sale area then we either force them back in the store with handcuffs or ask them to cooperate with us and wait while the police come. If they attack us I guess we have to let them go and just be defensive

#24 Posted by gunninkr (131 posts) -

Good luck! Set your goals and meet them.