Getting sneezed at or punched in the face: For many security officers, abuse is part of the job

A security officer stationed at the entrance of CityLink Mall on Christmas Eve in December 2021. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Security officers face a range of abuses as they go about enforcing rules to safeguard the occupants of the premises they guard.

Many, hardened by repeated abuse, shake it off as part of the job. Others become unmotivated to do their job well, with a few even quitting right away due to the humiliation.

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