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    yea this is the first time Ive heard that term. LOL.
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    Careful with the "taste" of the pictures... it would not be cool if the IMG code were disabled. I find them funny, but if someone finds them offensive, bye bye to IMG use.
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    He seems to have forgotten that there are "dedicated volunteers" that aren't employed by an FD that do not fit the definition of a whacker.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Talking I Just Got Promoted

    Heck I just got promoted to Wacker.

    If a person is a Wacker just because they are a Vol. Firefighter
    Then Im D@mn Proud to be a Wacker.

    Remember we Do the same thing paid guys do without any pay.
    and alot of us have made or will make a career out of it, too.
    just some food for thought.

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    Dr Parasite have disagreed on a few things on these boards, but I'm afraid he's lost it now. Or maybe just trying to stir the pot???
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    No come back from the good Doctor would be a good indication that he's pulling our collective chain.

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    Haha, right. Don't give him the easy way out.

    "pulling our chain."

    Please.

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one who humors himself with ebaumsworld.com... That crap is funny as heck; the prank calls alone are enough to keep you busy for a week!

    You might be a wacker if...

    You spend all night posting a cheesy poem to see how many people you can **** off.

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    LOL

    (yes the soundboards are great... a dangerous thing when it's quiet in dispatch and most of your friends are sleeping, errr, WERE sleeping)
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    Now thats a U Might Be A Wacker:
    that I can agree with, well that an putting ur helmet in a stove
    to give it some scars. But thats another thread.

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    Well it may be intened to be humorous.........I took it as another WORTHLESS paid vs volly thread.
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    How much bush can a bush wacker wack
    when a bush wacker wacks bush?

    These are weighty questions, that need consideration in these dangerous times.

    Two quotes from the original poster.

    a wacker doesn't get paid a dedicated employee does
    And from da signature line.....

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    Damn dude, you need to get with a busier company or get a hobby....

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    Don't get me wrong Dr Parasite, I didn't say it wasn't funny!
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    geez, i guess that got a bunch of people's panties in a twist.

    some of you guys needs to get out more. and buff, please tell me where I insulted the 800,000 volunteer firefighters in the world, cause I just reread what I posted, and can't find it

    If a person is a Wacker just because they are a Vol. Firefighter Then Im D@mn Proud to be a Wacker.

    Remember we Do the same thing paid guys do without any pay.
    actually, no, being a volunteer firefighter does not make you a wacker, I'm not sure were you would come up with that. And as for your second statement, I agree with your 100%. I really do. however, some career firefighters would disagree with you on that one (not all, but some in certain areas that I have been to, and I'm sure in others that I havn't)

    He seems to have forgotten that there are "dedicated volunteers" that aren't employed by an FD that do not fit the definition of a whacker.
    actually, dedicated volunteers aren't neccessarily wackers. in fact, the majority of volunteer firefighters aren't wackers, just a small minority. so it wasn't forgotten they were just not addressed.

    let me be perfectly clear, for those that missed the point of it. it's partially a comparison between the perceptions about a new (as in less than 2 years on the job) paid firefighter and a new volunteer firefighter (as in less than 2 years on the job).

    am I wrong? maybe. but it's what I have seen in my short career. I've only been at this for 6 years, so I havn't seen it all. but these are just observations I have seen both career and volunteer firefighters make. and that doesn't mean all volunteers are wackers, just a small minority (but I bet we all have one on our department).

    oh yeah, and there actually was a point to it (even though now that I reread it, it wasn't as clear as I orginally thought):

    What some people consider to be a trait of a (volunteer) whacker, and what some people consider to be a trait of a dedicated (career) employee are sometimes very similar. but because people look at career guys and volunteers differently, the same
    "event" or "description" can be used to form a different opinion about someone. I was just wondering if anyone else noticed that too, or was it just me.

    so go get your panties out of the cracks of your *****, take a breather, and have an off duty beer. and go onto another thread that makes you all warm and fuzzy. and if the WebTeam thinks I'm out of line with this, they can either close or delete this thread, with no hard feelings.
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    Originally posted by DrParasite
    and buff, please tell me where I insulted the 800,000 volunteer firefighters in the world, cause I just reread what I posted, and can't find it
    I believe it was this line here:

    Originally posted by DrParasite
    a wacker doesn't get paid

    a dedicated employee does
    That could be read to say "volunteer firefighters are wackers" since we don't get paid.

    Truth be told, that's how I took it at first and was a bit offended myself, but after thinking about it, I don't think that's what you really meant to say.
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    To Sum this Thread Up:


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    Hmmmmmm....

    Wacker in POV...

    Or dedicated employee to actualy put up with using such equipment...



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    LOL, I have been looking for a decent excuse to use all of these funny forum pictures I have collected over the years.

    -Brotherhood: I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
    -Mistakes: It could be that the purpose of you life is to serve as a warning to others.

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    Although everyone is entitled to their own opinion, you dealt a huge blow to your own credibility with your random thoughts. What you have said indicates you don't deserve a response, but I just have to anyway. I feel sorry for you. You don't know what it takes to make a good, dedicated fire fighter because you are so into status and your overblown pride. That said, I do respect you and all fire fighters for putting it on the line daily. You still are in the job. Just be safe and keep your brothers safe.

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    I feel sorry for you. You don't know what it takes to make a good, dedicated fire fighter because you are so into status and your overblown pride.
    um, yeah, ok, that's what I'm into....
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    Default wacker

    So, what I really need to do is lighten up, not get so cranked over some obvious facts, and read all the replies to the thread before I reply. I guess if you don't learn something new you are not trying hard enough, right?

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    GTCJIM, you're learning already, maybe if more people learned what you just learned, the forums would be a much happier place.

    welcome to the forums.
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    Default From another point of view...

    Let me start off by saying that I'm both career (firefighter) and volunteer (district fire chief). It sounds like a lot of people took Parasite's post in the wrong text.

    I didn't see the post at all as put down on the volunteers - it was a self-analysis of the fire service. From what I read, he was trying to say that a career FF and a volunteer FF can do the exact same thing (and for the most part, they do), but because one recieves a paycheck, and one doesn't, their actions are seen in a completely different light.

    Seen in a different light by whom, you ask? Usually career firefighters, unfortunately.

    I would say that most of us know that NOT all volunteers are wackers, squirrels, woo-woo's, or whatever you call them in your neck of the woods. There are thousands of professional, well-trained, well-equipped volunteer departments out there, with a smattering of guys/gals that are over-the-edge: going to the Fire Expo in Harrisburg, PA wearing your fire pager, even though your from upstate NY, and expect the thing to do off...things like that.

    And I do have a union sticker on my truck, along with a union plate. Does this make me a "paid wacker"? Maybe so, but I know that I try to lead my VFD by example, and remain professional at all times, and keep the newbies in line, and try to keep them from at least appearing to be the textbook "wacker".

    Ok, soapbox off, back to lurking.

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    OK, Dr., I get your point about the perception thing. I see we're you're coming from.

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