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Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by FiremanMike, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

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    I turned in my badge and ID today. I've been contemplating it for months, but was motivated by a part-time job offer earlier this week which will take up a good chunk of my free time. 3 years as a sworn officer, I am now officially back to being just a hose humper with a ccw.. The chief and one of the Sgts were disappointed to see me go, the other sgt is likely doing a dance right about now.

    It's been fun, and I'm not entirely OK with this decision, but I think it's probably for the best.
     
  2. CJStudent

    CJStudent No Longer Fenced In

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    Sometimes you have to know what's best for YOU.

    Good luck at dragging hoses, saving basements, eating chili in the easy chair, and sleeping on the job!

    :tongueout:
     

  3. blueiron

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    Congratulations on regaining all your Rights.

    Enjoy your new part time job!
     
  4. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo NRA Life Member

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    Congrats! :wavey:

    And don't worry...I will happily fill the slot that you just opened up in the LEO field. :supergrin: :cool:
     
  5. ray9898

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    Good luck with the decision.
     
  6. MeefZah

    MeefZah Cover is Code 3

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    This.......Best of luck....
     
  8. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    most small departments get bent outa shape because they now have to find another chump er um i mean candidate to do the dirty work for low pay and poor or almost no benefits.

    nothing wrong with being a hose humper with a ccw if youre being treated right.
     
  9. Numismatist

    Numismatist 5-Stand!

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    Many years ago, I did all three: police, fire, and Paramedic. It was all too much. Had to pick one to focus. But that was many years ago. Now I play with other people's money...lol

    Good Luck with your endeavors!
     
  10. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

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    That's more than I expected from you. Thanks, I think?

    Thanks all, I'd love to say I feel a huge sense of "relief" but I really don't feel anything. On one hand I'm excited at the new job, excited to not constantly have to look at everything through cop eyes, excited to have a bit more time with my family. On the other hand I will miss the fun times, the good guys/gals, the lucky busts.. I won't miss the paperwork though, lol!
     
  11. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Undoubtedly a part time gig producing the "Hot firefighters 2013" calendar. :cool:

    Good luck to you.
     
  12. m2hmghb

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    What about being a reserve to keep your commission updated? Good luck with your endeavors man!
     
  13. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

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    I won't even have time for the 16 hours per month. This new gig will be 3 12 hour shifts every two weeks on top of my 24/48..
     
  14. razdog76

    razdog76 Heavy Mettle

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    I'll still talk to you, just not publicly.:supergrin:
     
  15. nitesite10mm

    nitesite10mm Proud Husband

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    You and MeefZah work together???????

    Probably a hard decision you had to make, and you're plainly clear on what you believe is best. I gotta respect that.

    Stick around here on CT.
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    FiremanMike Way too busy

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    Hah! I'll be like your dirty mistress :)

    Nah, we've met on several occasions.

    Lol
     
  18. MeefZah

    MeefZah Cover is Code 3

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    When Mike was considering going to the academy, he was posting a bit on CT, and I reached out to him and offered him to come ride with me, and tried to help him find a part time commission; we became something of friends for a bit, I guess.
     
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    Good luck in your future endeavors, Mike! You gotta do what is right for you and your family. :wavey:
     
  20. GumbyDammit

    GumbyDammit Xtra CoCheese

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    Our PD stole 2 hose draggers from the dark side, it's only fair a couple go the other way.

    Best of luck!!