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    If someone was a volunteer for awhile like 2.5 years and was a officer in the department and 1/4 of the departments EMT's. But then said person got a job as a professional EMT and the company wasnt to thrilled about said person being a vollunteer. Even though your coverage areas dont mesh.

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    I would look into their bylaws/SOP's etc...to find out if they have a policy about working for other services...One service I know has such a policy...you can't work for a servie that is a "competitor" (IE FD based amb that uses this company for M.A.) If they do, then you'll have to play it by ear if the vol service doesn't cover the same area...All in all this is a tough/touchy situation. question...does this paid service have 3 letters in it?
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    No, its not a 3 letter company.

    Fact is, I got the expierience at the volly department that got me this job!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stm4710
    If someone was a volunteer for awhile like 2.5 years and was a officer in the department and 1/4 of the departments EMT's. But then said person got a job as a professional EMT and the company wasnt to thrilled about said person being a vollunteer. Even though your coverage areas dont mesh.

    WWYD?

    Conflicted in mass.
    In this case, you need to do what's best for YOU.
    I know that you have waited for this chance for a long time, my friend.
    The opportunity is there. Instead of fighting some silly policy, put your energy into becoming the best you can be.
    When/if the policy changes, you can always go back.
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    I'm a little confused, who has the "problem"? The vol company or the paying company? Is there a rule against it or just bad feelings. If there is a rule and you took the job knowing the rule, you follow the rule. And if you don't like that rule, fight to change the rule.

    (PS - getting a paycheck doesn't always make you professional)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42
    (PS - getting a paycheck doesn't always make you professional)
    No offense Bones, but why does someone have to throw that out there every time the "P" word is mentioned? It's a given.

    To STM, unless your paying gig strictly forbids you from volunteering you should keep on doing it. I'm sure your VFD would hate to lose the help.

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    But then said person got a job as a professional EMT and the company wasnt to thrilled about said person being a vollunteer.
    I have found from reading reams of posts here that professional, career and full-time are often interchanged to describe someone who is other than a volunteer.
    In this case, full-time EMT would have been a better descriptor.
    I think that the intent was to denote that it is a paying gig.
    Of course, I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefReason
    I have found from reading reams of posts here that professional, career and full-time are often interchanged to describe someone who is other than a volunteer.
    In this case, full-time EMT would have been a better descriptor.
    I think that the intent was to denote that it is a paying gig.
    Of course, I could be wrong.
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    Your right chief reason, the phrases professional,carrer, full time are interchangeable for me. I wasnt trying to put anyone down.

    I call the volly department my job if someone asks what I do. Job would denote I get paid for it, but I dont. But I spend alot of time there and work hard so .......its a job to me.


    I read through the book, nothing saying you cant be a volly in your off time and our service areas would never touch unless there was a major earthquake and 3 towns fell into the sea. It just the superviser gives me a look every time he asks if I am still a volly.

    I am going to stay, I figure if I dont bring it up at the paid gig........it will stay out of site and out of mind. I got my start as a volly and I dont want to walk out on the people that gave me a chance--and my friends. If I left they would lose an line officer, EMT and a lynch pin in the day time response on Monday and Tuesday's.
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    nothing saying you cant be a volly in your off time
    Then too bad for the guy who doesn't like it.
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