I'm waiting around waiting while a detective does my background check. I've been a teacher, a waitress, a daycare provider, and a medical transcriptionist. Now here I am, hoping to become a Community Service Officer at the local police department. Am I crazy doing this at the age of 45? Is it a midlife crisis? I'm pretty sure it's not. I'm also pretty sure I'd be a really good CSO. All I can do now is wait...
Pro: Uniform makes getting dressed for work easy. More money than I make now, plus benefits. Supporting police officers. Challenging job. Reliable paychecks at reliable times. Simple income taxes (as opposed to being self-employed). My nephew thinks its really cool.
Con: Probably can't wear my cool earrings with the uniform. Ugly shoes. Pepper spray. Rotating shifts. Interview question "Are you offended by foul language?" Getting GeekBoy to and from school.
Pro wins by a mile. Hopefully no forgotten skeletons fall out of my closet.