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    Hi everybody...

    I know most career firefighters do side jobs for extra $$,
    but I was wondering if any departments have restrictions on what
    you can or cant do.

    I have seen recently that some paid departments don't allow members
    to even volunteer locally on their off days.

    I was just wondering what peoples experiences are in this area.

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    This has been hashed out over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over
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    Not to seem like a smartarse, but try using the search feature!
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    sorry... and thanks

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    Someone's 'copy and paste' got a workout.

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    Hey Gonzo...

    Not to **** you off, but maybe if a new guy asks a question we should guide them instead of jumping on them. I see by his name he has only 4 posts so he may not even of know there is a search option.

    Sorry if I upset you, twasn't my intention.

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    Although with a handle like "DrChaos", maybe he/she was trying to stir things up?

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    Hahaha... so does that mean you like the handle?

    I've got to admit though...I hadn't even discovered the search button when I posted first. I think I've got the hang of it all now though so hopefully I won't double post like that again.

    Looking forward to learning from all of you who have been around... thanks.

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    There is no rule that u can't have a side job. The side job just better not interfere with the department.

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    My side job is the Union Executive, seems to be turning into a full time job on the side
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    I'm a mortgage broker. No union in mortgage broking. Wouldn't want to be a scab!
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    seems to me CAPTGONZO needs to get a life and quit bashing newcomers to the forums..........

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    There has been enough about this crap on the forums to last a lifetime for all members!

    Too many people post out of either pure emotion or pure ignorance. After you've been here a while, you'll understand.

    ...and yes, I have a life.. Ther's more to life than the fire service, dontcha know!
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    theres also more to life than sitting in front of that screen and critisize others who are just getting started in these forums

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    you guys need to chill out. I did a search a couldnt find anything.


    Im lookin for ideas myself....doesnt have to fire related...

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    Guess you didn't look good enough. Here are 2 of them........

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    ok wiseguy...thanks

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    Our Dept, doesnt have anything that prevents side jobs.... Infact if they find out you've got a trade, you might be put on special assignment and do the work for the Dept. while on duty.

    I myself work as a 911 Dispatcher on my days off..... Wondering about Federal labor Laws with that one!!!!

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    I teach CPR and a few other classes on the side. I know a lot of guys in my dept do the same to help with income.
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    where is the search button? does it just search one forum or all of them. i can't find it.

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    Look on the left side of this page. It sayd "search". can't miss it

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    I do a little work at Menard's on the side.
    Have to keep it secret though because of the conflicts. Menard's sells hose, pumps, ladders, axes, smoke detectors,fire extinguishers. Definitely competition!

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    thank you to everyone who responded with answers to my question. nobody is out here looking to start trouble. thanks.
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    Dear Dr,
    Whielst I agree that you unintentionally did this IT IS STILL A PAIN ! so while we try to maintain our B/P, I hope all the newbies will try and pay attention. Think before posting ......... thats all, dont know how to work the forums, look around and see first.
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