Hello all. I am interested in finally contributing to the finances of my family by getting a part-time job (whether this happens or not I have yet to know). Of course, a part-time job is insignificant in comparison to my dad’s job as a civilian contractor with the military, but I hope to at least pull some of my own weight.
I am going to be blunt about this: I am considering being a Bouncer or at least someone who is in charge of physically defending an establishment. Why a bouncer? Well, for one thing, the idea first came to me when I learned that our dear Pope Francis was a bouncer as well. I learned about this from watching CBS This Morning. Also, I have taken some martial arts in high school and had almost continuous training ever since my freshman year in college (please correct me if I am bragging). I would also say I have some military discipline as a result of my NJROTC in high school and my martial arts. Not to mention, I am a “military brat,” so I was kind of reared the military way (please correct me if I am bragging). Being a bouncer or a guard of sorts seems to be a perfect part-time job for me.
But there are a few things I would like to know. Are such occupations sinful? One would think that, if Pope Francis did it, then how could it ever be wrong? But, I also understand that, being from a Third World country, it is impractical to be choosy on what jobs you would like to have. Morals can seem secondary at times. Also, are there any moral hazards associated with such jobs that I should be aware of? Like, what if I am employed to a person who does corrupt things (a bar owner who secretly sells drugs/a pawn shop owner who deals in contraband) or what if I begin to enjoy hurting people? Is there anything else I should know?
I would appreciate your responses. I thank you all in advance. And, please remember, the question regards the morality of being a bouncer or any other related job and not just a bouncer.