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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit7 View Post
    Please give me your honest opinions. I'd just like to hear what you have to say.
    As long as your personal habits, work ethics, etc remain as you describe the answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT. You have no business being a career or volunteer firefighter. You would be a danger to yourself and everyone around you, and that's to say if you even successfully made it through your fire academy or basic training. You have two options:

    1. Completely and wholly refurbish/rebuild your lifestyle. Obtain a good work/study ethic and habits, and grab the bull by the balls and take responsibility for your life. Maybe then you might have what it takes.

    2. Completely disregard the notion of ever thinking about becoming a career or volunteer firefighter in the interest of your own safety and the safety of others.
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    How old are you????



    the other way to look at it also is maybe you do not excell in your present job, because you do not like what you are doing,

    but as a firefighter you may step up your game, because it is a job you want to do???

    kind of like the flunky in high school but once he got to college and was studyinig what he wanted to, he was straight A student.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit7 View Post
    I don't pay attention to details, I slack off in my professional and personal life... I really have a hard time getting stuff done that I'm supposed to do.

    I'm still really bad about paying attention and remembering details.

    It's not that I do bad work, I just tend to either miss the details or not do the work at all.

    Anyways, all this to say, does firefighter/paramedic sound like something I could be a good employee in?
    No.

    In fact, I'm having trouble identifying ANY field where those traits would make for a GOOD employee. Paramedic? Seriously? Details matter.


    Not trying to offend you but details, observation, good memory, follow through, etc all matter in this job, even for volunteers. You gonna cut corners during overhaul? Gonna remember all those BP/respirations/patient details/medications in the back of an ambulance that you didn't get a chance to write down? Gonna take note of what type of building construction you're rolling up on and how that might change your initial response? You might catch the light smoke coming from the eaves but what about the blackened basement windows?

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