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Old 05-31-2007, 11:40 AM
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Has anyone or does anyone in the Aiken/Augusta areas work for Wackenhut at the DOE-SRS? I need the truth about working there as a special response team employee (Police III or something like that). My husband has been offered employment there and I absolutely do not want to move there. Nothing against those who do, but I just am very happy in my home state and with my current job, etc. and do not want to relocate. He is convinced that this is such a great job opportunity (he's getting out of the Marine Corps) and I am not convinced. I need any advice about this at all --the good, the bad, and the ugly of working and living in the area. We'd apparently have to live in Augusta, b/c there's just no where to rent in Aiken that we can afford with only one income initially and we want at least a townhouse, so we have been limited in selection. It seems like it may be at least 30-40 min. drive from West Augusta to New Ellenton based on mapquest. Is it that far? I've already read the posts of crime in Augusta, although it was nice when we visited. I liked the riverfront, but it's so desolate and I hear that's because of crime. I hope that it's not as bad as people say. People say we have crime here, but I've never encountered any problems. I know you can't believe everything you read. OK..someone please give us some scoop on Wackenhut..fast, please! I know I'm rambling on! Ha.

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Old 05-31-2007, 02:11 PM
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wackenhut is the rolls royce of security companies. I had a friend(a marine also that use to work there. It is a very professional atmosphere with plenty of training. It could be a stepping stone for your hubby if he has law enforcement aspirations.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:32 AM
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Well, he doesn't want to be in law enforcement. He seems to think this is a permanent career choice as a special response team officer. I noticed you said your friend used to work there. Did he work at the Savannah River Site? Why did he leave, if you don't mind answering.
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:36 PM
Location: Athens, AL
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Hi my name is Jon and I am Prior Marine Corps and I have been in the Nuclear Security Force Industry for a while and Compared to what im doing right now, if he is going into the January SRT class. I think it is deffinantly worth it, most deffinantly. They have alot of good benifits, more pay, and good training. I will be moving up to Aiken from Alabama, and there is people coming from all over from what I here, and I already met 3 good guys when I was doing my processing and PT test. 2 where prior marines and 1 is Army Reserve. I think the team will have a lot of Unity and brotherhood. And thats what its about to. So Im up for it and if your husband has any questions I'll answer what ever I know, have him email me.
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