When is a probie no longer considered a probie?
Just to get a general consensus of what the world thinks...
In your eyes, or maybe even as defined by your department, what is a probie, no longer a probie.
I'm finding that in my department members, mostly younger members, are of the mindset that just because they have completed the Firefighter I course that they are now of the senior membership and should no longer have to do grunt work or even be allowed to be called probie.
Please try and keep it civil as I plan on showing these replies to the probies just so they know that the way I feel isn't just me personally attacking them as one or two of them have mentioned.
FYI, my look on not being a probie any more is that you have to prove yourself and your worth to the company. Just because you are no longer on official probationary status does not mean that you've earned the respect you think you deserve. When people go, "Man, that Ralph, he's a good kid, really helping out.." That's when you aren't a probie any more.
That's just my $0.02