So, you want to sell real estate? You want to pour concrete? You want to be the next top seller in a multilevel marketing scheme? You want to build houses? You want to sell insurance? Well, then go do it and get out of my fire serivce!
This is my rant!
I have no issue with you doing whatever you want to do on the side. I don't care what you do on your days off. I even don't mind if you need to do some work during YOUR down time at work so long as it doesn't encumber your efforts to be a masterful firefighter so that YOUR fellow team members can return to station safely because YOUR proficient.
If you can't do that............GET OUT!
I have no issue with you not being a "Fire Nerd." I encourage you to have a life outside of the fire service, but when your here, give me all I you've got because my wife and kids depend on it.
Don't ASSume you know it all because you have been in the serivce for xx number of years. It makes an A** out of you, not me.
When it's time to drill don't tell me that firefighting just isn't that hard; it can be. It just goes to show you have no clue.
So, when you walk in the door, you have a choice; you can be a firefighter that cares about those that serve with you or you can be an employee that wants the paycheck, benefits, days off and the ability to wear the cool t-shirts but who will let down the person's family next to you because you just..........don't..........CARE!
What do you choose?