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    Default Movin' on up!

    I was debating if I should post this or not cuz I hate to toot my own horn.

    On Tuesday of this week, August 17th, promotions were made official. I was promoted to Assistant Chief (number 2 in the food chain under the Chief) and two Lieutenants were promoted to Captain. It feels good yet scary to actually have the responsibility. I basically have been doing the job for the past 2 years or so but now it's official. I started on the department as an explorer in 1989 and now made it to AC. Brings to mind the theme song of the Jeffersons..."Movin' on up"

    Not bad for a cheese eating jackpine savage Packer fan if I do say so myself.

    Ok, carry on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    I was debating if I should post this or not cuz I hate to toot my own horn.

    On Tuesday of this week, August 17th, promotions were made official. I was promoted to Assistant Chief (number 2 in the food chain under the Chief) and two Lieutenants were promoted to Captain. It feels good yet scary to actually have the responsibility. I basically have been doing the job for the past 2 years or so but now it's official. I started on the department as an explorer in 1989 and now made it to AC. Brings to mind the theme song of the Jeffersons..."Movin' on up"

    Not bad for a cheese eating jackpine savage Packer fan if I do say so myself.

    Ok, carry on!
    Congrats man!

    What's the tradition at your department? You buying a nice meal?
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    Congrats brother. Judging by the way you conduct yourself around here they are lucky to have you.
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    Congrats Dickey !!!! I think your brothers and sisters are in good hands.

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    Congratulations!

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    CONGRATULATIONS! Good job and best of luck in your new "hat"

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    Congrats!
    You get more "plungers" to deal with the crap that comes along with the promotion!
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    CONGRATS, Jas!
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    Congrats Chief, good luck!!!!
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    Congrats!!!

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    First congrats on the promotion. I believe you will do a fine job.

    Secondly, I simply can't believe no one has fired a friendly shot at him yet. Have we here become infected by the PC police?

    Hey Dickey be careful of "White shirt, one flush syndrom." You pin on the bugles and the first crap you take after that half of you brain goes with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Secondly, I simply can't believe no one has fired a friendly shot at him yet. Have we here become infected by the PC police?
    Hey, you have to be gentle with someone who is so close to retirement. Those old guys get emotional.
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

    "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

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    Congratulations man, best of luck!

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    Good for you bro. I guess now you can get rid of that bottle of White Out, because Chiefs don't make mistakes...

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    Congratulations Chief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Hey, you have to be gentle with someone who is so close to retirement. Those old guys get emotional.
    Right you are Ken! And we all know how well tear tracks show on white shirts!!!! The salt isn't good for the brass either, jus sayin
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    Better start eating some brain food, since White helmets kill brain cells.
    Congratulations Brother.
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    Congratulations!

    OK, Some advice... buy some extra undies for those days that wreck your nerves.

    Buy a very good pair of leather boots for that extra protection when you find your feet being held to the fire.

    There is a vast difference between doing the job and "acting out of rank", and having the rank. Now you really have to get results.

    You are now much closer to the top than the bottom.... I hope you don't have a fear of heights. If you find yourself falling toward the bottom, be sure to pull the ripcord before you hit bottom.

    And last but not least... buy earplugs... it helps eliminate those little voices that like to waist your time.

    I'm sure you will do a great job.
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    Congrats! Don't forget where you came from, and remember to take care of your guys.
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