I'm a bit new to the Foundation, but I've been wondering several things about the life of Agents and weather these can be clarified or if it's implied or if the Foundation wants to keep information on Agents as secret as possible.
So here are my questions, separated into groups, and with additional information when possible.
-How are agents found, interviewed and recruited?
I'm pretty sure most Agents don't just show up, whip out a kalashnikov and start shooting 076, except Strokinov. So are there any standard procedures around recruitment? Are Agents hired from Level-0 staff? Are they reviewed by higher ups based on specific skills and abilities?
-Are there standard wages, rewards, vacation time, and such for Agents?
Well this one is gonna be tough, but this is for 'most agents', not specific important agents or those in combat teams of importance. Perhaps they could have 'on call' vacation time in which they stay relatively near a Foundation site and are contacted if they are needed for whatever SCP's they work on
-How do Agents retire/opt out/get promoted either out of combat or out of the Foundation entirely?
I foresee 'Class-__ Amnesiac being said at least a billion times, but I'm talking about Agents of value to the foundation who want to be removed from combat or want to be on non combat duty. Obviously they would be subject to some sort of assessment to review how useful they are to the Foundation and such.
-Do Agents have any way to communicate their wishes/qualms with 05 Command?
This is more random than some, but I don't see Agents well represented in the Foundation Politicking. Do they communicate their opinions on specific SCP and have any ability to participate in writing Containment Procedures? When SCP's like 914 are used do they recommend test groups? What do agents DO beyond standing guard and dying, both of which Level-0 folks could do pretty much as well?
I know this seems kind of random, but I would like to know these for ease of introducing myself to the Foundation, and maybe hash out some cannon around the Foundation. I am of the opinion that the SCP Foundation should have its regulations as clearly explained as possible, to give it a sound opposition to the highly mysterious SCP's that it studies, and to build the nameless-faceless-anonymous-robotic style that the Foundation has.