I've been getting most of my fire news and gossip here (indirectly) for several years thru a co worker. I finally signed up today.
I just wanted to stop in and say hello but I felt compelled to remind you all of something. LOVE your job even on days when it doesn't exactly love you. I resigned as a FF/EMT in august to move from MI to TX. I was SO LUCKY to work in Fire/EMS. Sure it had it's moments (a lot of bad ones) but it's the best, most gratifying thing I've ever done.
I moved to the Austin area which is all county based full time. I'm pushing 40 with basically zero chance of resuming my work in fire/ems. It's been 4 months and I'm not even to the "acceptance" phase of the grieving process. Someone call 911..I need a Whaaaaambulance.
Thanks for listening
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12-17-2009, 01:09 PM #1
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Howdy from TX (plus brotherly advice)
12-21-2009, 06:54 PM #2
12-29-2009, 01:17 PM #3
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I should clarify
I wasn't forced out or PO'd. I'm an economic refugee from MI.
My wife (fearing for her job in MI) had a great career opportunity in TX. I took one for the family and we moved. Our home's value was falling, unemployment was rising and we figured we'd make a bold move and get out before it was too late. There's no hiring going on in MI, only firing. My paid on call salary wasn't paying the bills.
I love fire/ems but not enough to move my wife and 2 kids into a cardboard box under a freeway overpass. That's where it was headed. If I'd had a crystal ball 20 years ago we wouldn't be having this discussion because I wouldn't be here whining about my situation to begin with.
Happy New Year!
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