Ashton Deroy Writes: I am training in the code of conduct for security guarding. I am doing deep reflection and consideration for the careful regulations that govern the trade. There is a specific duty to focus on as an openly autistic person training as a Security Guard. That is as a Peacekeeper. I am working to become a Peacekeeper in the style of Security guarding I will aim to perform. I want to obey commands, be honest and act in line and I will be true to myself as a defender of equality and our Charter of Human Rights & Freedoms.
- Passions for me are Equality, Justice, Environmentalism, labor rights & Democracy.
I am swearing to a new & much higher moral standard as of now. If you don’t come from a highly regulated profession such as this. You underestimate the weight & moral integrity of Security Guards until you truly get training. What experience best prepares me for this? I worked as Secretary of Seneca pride, in 2017-2018. I designed the website system, got pronoun & diversity training. I also studied Politics where I extensively studied our charter of Human rights & where I studied carefully the political history of World War 2. I also used a lot of customer service in my time within the telecommunications profession & tech support.
Past commentary on Social Culture in Quinte West, Kingston & Toronto – I have that is in writing about labor grievances & participating in counter-culture groups. I have also done environmental photography to capture the state of Quinte West on a paid website & talked about accessibility issues. Recently as of 2020-03-30, I have started having an ongoing dialogue about cleaning up my image and becoming A LOT more responsible from my days just as an idealistic Business student at Loyalist College.
- A life-changing experience I had relates to living on 544 Victoria st, Kingston Ontario this year. I witnessed my friend being harassed constantly in her living environment. It really tested what my responsibilities were as a male feminist and a peer of hers. Now I want to hold myself to a more conforming & collectivized ethical standard.
I am writing this openly to share that there has been deep reflection and thought about an Autistic person becoming a Security Guard. In Legal fundamentals in Business School, I learned contract law and the importance of consideration. I am prepared to move forward and work as a Security Guard with a disability, giving adequate consideration to my limitations as well as my abilities. The idea of making this information publicly available and enforcing the fact I will have a public discussion with you about my disability.
- Customer service is the greatest skill I have. I am good with customers. I am a kind person, an ethical salesperson and a knowledgeable person who worked in Financial Market Research at And Agency in Toronto in 2018. I feel as though this defines me more than my disability. Even though I have to recognize limitations especially in the use of force. I just want to communicate I can be an asset to the profession.
7 real ways I have made a difference for the betterment of my community as a disabled person:
- Volunteering for E-Waste drives at ENSS
- Speaking up for the rights of refugees, disabled people, women & people of different racial backgrounds.
- Becoming certified in CannSell – CannSell made me define cannabis use to a legal and ethical standard as set by law. Personally, I am licensed to help facilitate the sale of recreational cannabis to legal adults. As a personal morality. I make sure to lightly converse with friends on healthier ways to integrate cannabis into their lives. ( I have no medical background. I just am a Medical marijuana user.)
- Volunteered for the governing party – I volunteered for Shelley Carrol (Ex Liberal MP) in the provincial Election which saw Doug Ford (Conservative) win majority.
- Was in newspapers about Windmill setup at ENSS, Belleville Pride & Kingston Pride. Where I was an active volunteer or participant.
- I have run 7 times for Terry Fox. I am hoping to do more of them soon! 🙂
- Blowing the whistle on Telecom practices – I had to speak up about unfair customer treatment in the telecom industry. It would have been wrong to turn a blind eye to the negligent treatment of customers with Fido, the accessibility barriers being implemented & the mishandling of customer accounts related to the under-regulation of call center agent training.