Getting on with the Job

Job Moses is a shopping centre security guard turned author. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Charlene Macaulay

Job Moses has seen it all as a security guard.

He’s been chased by armed robbers, attacked with a screwdriver by a thief who was on ice, and even got to meet rapper Pharrell Williams while on the job.

The Wyndham Vale man’s stories have prompted many to remark that he should write a book – so that’s exactly what he did.

The self-published book, Security Adventure Service is part expose, part instructional manual for other security guards and is due for release at the end of this month.

“It’s not a boring job,” Moses said.

“Sometimes it could be a little bit dangerous but most times you get to help a lot of people.

“I’ve seen parents using their three and five-year-olds to steal, I’ve seen people in their 80s stealing – I’ve seen a lot.”

Moses got into security when he moved to Australia from Africa eight years ago and found it a natural fit. He has worked predominantly in shopping centres and at events and functions, and most recently set up his own company, Security Concepts.

Moses said he wanted the book to dispel the myth that security guards are failed cops and said it was a job to be proud of.