(Closed) NWR: Are any Bees or their SOs investigators? (As a job).

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I worked for a Private Eye. I found the job on Canada Job Bank. I was to be his assistant but he made me do P.I. work.

It was one of the most interesting jobs I had. And heartbreaking too. We specialized in infidelity.

I had to leave, unfortunately, when I found out my boss was crooked.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Just_Squeeze: What an interesting job! I’m tempted to work as a PI just so I can write a book about it later :). In what way was your boss crooked? Did he accept bribes? Was he in the business of blackmail? Do tell!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Just_Squeeze: ps. Do you think your time as a PI has influenced your tendency to investigate, a la the blind trust thread you started? :p

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@mckernae: LMAO! I knew someone would make that correlation. No, the investigating came from too many jerks on the dating site I was on. That little tidbit actually got me the job. I told him in the interview.

I guess I better not say too much, but lets just say he tampered with evidence! PM me for more details! LOL

If it weren’t for him, I’d still be there. I loved it and was good at it. You have no idea how easy the little tricks are to use to locate people, see if they are cheating etc.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I worked a summer in high school for a famous PI, his focus was rescuing kids, Denny Walen. He was big in the eighties for getting kids out of cults and deprogramming them but he also rescued tons of kidnapped kids. I will never forget, he had two walls of photos – one for the kids he brought home and one for the kids he was still looking for. He never gave up looking for those kids until he died a few years ago. Denny was a good hearted man and a big slime bucket alcoholic all at the same time, but he got results. When my son was young, Denny was on my speed dial, if my son had ever gone missing my first call would have been to him.

I got the job threw my mom. I just transcribed note and I have no idea how they came to know each other. It was honestly the weirdest job I had in high school.

I would suggest calling a few PIs in your area, go and talk to them. You never know, you might be able to get an internship or a job. The one I worked for has his attorney son working with him because he was always in trouble with the regular law.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@tksjewelry: Oh wow. And no one took over after him? That’s kinda sad. My boss was (is) an alcoholic too. Maybe it’s mandatory when you’re THAT stressed.

I wish I could have gone on surveillance but it’s illegal without a PI licence. So I did all the investigating from a computer and phone calls.

In Canada, a PI licence is 80 bucks. Simple as pie to get, too, if anyone is interested.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

My dad was for the State of New York 😉

He took some specific coursework once on the job pertaining to writing up reports and stuff.

But it was awesome! Some stuff he talked about and other stuff he didn’t. There was definitely some travel involved specifically to surveillance areas. Never a dull moment 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mine used to be. He went to law school and practiced law for a few years, but hated it, so he decided to become a cop. He had to do shift work and go “in uniform” as he’d say, which just means driving around on patrol and being a regular cop, for awhile, but he was so good at what he did and his reports were so thorough that investigations took notice of him and he was pushed up to investigator within a few months. After that he joined a SWAT team and was in the GBI. My best advice, based on his experience, would be to try to get hired at a local police department. They won’t bring you on as an investigator without patrol experience, so you’ll need to go through the police academy and do beat work for awhile before trying to make your way into the investigations department of whatever police department you’re working for. 

Post # 11
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2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mine used to be. He went to law school and practiced law for a few years, but hated it, so he decided to become a cop. He had to do shift work and go “in uniform” as he’d say, which just means driving around on patrol and being a regular cop, for awhile, but he was so good at what he did and his reports were so thorough that investigations took notice of him and he was pushed up to investigator within a few months. After that he joined a SWAT team and was in the GBI. My best advice, based on his experience, would be to try to get hired at a local police department. They won’t bring you on as an investigator without patrol experience, so you’ll need to go through the police academy and do beat work for awhile before trying to make your way into the investigations department of whatever police department you’re working for. 

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