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    Default What is your part time job????

    Just wondering what other firefighters do for second or third jobs?
    How does your boss deal with your fd schedule? What happens when you have to work overtime?What is your fd schedule?


    I work 24/48 and my second job is instructor for local academy, not many hours more of a hobby than a second job.


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    I work in the support services division of the Massachusetts Fire Academy in Stow (3 miles from my home door to door!), own my own automotive detailing venture and do freelance writing/reporting for two local weekly newspapers.
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    Currently I own my own lawn care business so my boss doesn't mind my FD schedule at all.

    However, prior to starting this business I worked at a Honda motorcycle shop that also employed a couple of other firemen so the boss was used to it and just made sure he had guys from all three (24hr) shifts.

    Talking to other guys here it seems that majority work in labor of some kind.

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    I own a limousine company, buy and sell vehicles. Work on computer hardware/software.

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    Between trying to be a good dad and husband and being Communications Director for my Local, that keeps me pretty dang busy!
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    Union Exec I guess
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    I'm an electrician. I am the foreman of an all firefighter crew. All of my employees' are on the same shift as I am so keeping track of everyone is pretty easy.



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    i work partime for a fire and storm damage company doing clean up and rebuilding. and i also work partime for a combo dept in the next county filling in on vacation days.

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    Talking Things ive done for Money on the side

    Well this thread has been posted in the past, but, here we go again.

    Over the past 22 Plus years some of the things ive done on the side are:

    *Security Officer
    *Ambulance Operater
    *Beer Deliveryman
    *Construction
    *Cement work
    *Paid call Firefighter
    *Part Time Firefighter
    *Relied on Overtime
    *Full Time Second Job as a Firefighter
    *Real estate Market

    Now I work smarter not harder and about the only thing I do on the side anymore is Play Blackjack as a semi Pro in Touriments in Nevada for some play money.
    Front line since 1983 and still going strong

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    I work as a helper for another firefighter on my shift who owns a window and siding business. I'm also a Master Sgt in the Marine Corps Reserves, in charge of a Crash Crew detachment.

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    I operate a continuous rain gutter buisness.
    I mostly work by myself but if I do a big job I'll throw a biscuit to one of the brothers.
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    Default Re: Things ive done for Money on the side

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    Wow...is that as glamorous a job as it seems to me right now (on Sunday in Kentucky where we can't buy beer because it is sacreligious)? Did they offer an employee discount?

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    Since I am a Paramedic on a BLS engine, I keep my skills up by working for a private ambulance company in CT that does 911. I also help some brothers out with landscaping and construction when they need it.
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    Default 2nd Job

    I work in our Credit Union located in a room in the second floor of one of our Stations. It just so happens that 2 weeks after I took the job they moved me to this same station. So I spend most of my life at this station. I get a shower and walk upstairs to my second job.

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    I do photography and instruct as a side job.

    While I'm at it I'll give my gallery a plug

    Buy some photos you cheap bastards LOL

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    I'm a mortgage broker and I general contract residential housing now and then. Busy Busy Busy these last few years!
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    Hello I am new here from S.C.
    I just started my own sign and graphics design company for my second job. We do vinyl and sandblasted signs, vehicle magnetics, fleet lettering, vehicle graphics, boat graphics, and custom decals. If anyone is interested I give a 10% discount to all Firefighters.
    Captgraphics@earthlink.net

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    Wow...is that as glamorous a job as it seems to me right now (on Sunday in Kentucky where we can't buy beer because it is sacreligious)? Did they offer an employee discount?
    Well it was in California and yes it was actually a pretty fun job and YES I did get most of my beer free from them.

    Hey and they give us a hard time here in Utah Even the Mormons can purchase beer here on Sunday in most places.
    Front line since 1983 and still going strong

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    Part time flex agent SkyWest Airlines, SLC international, for the flight bennies.Stay Safe and Keep Low, jack.

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    well lets see...
    -part time sales in the hunting dept at sportsmans warehouse
    -casual paramedic at my hometown county ambulance service
    -work ot...(to much)

    thats about it...oh yeah the best is career is being a new dad!!

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