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marty998

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Re: Kinda Stuck...Pants-On-Fire Situation
« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2018, 03:20:39 PM »
Also: if your putting all your eggs in the police/fire path, and those paths require a fitness test that you aren't sure if you'll pass, is your current gym/workout routine the right one?  You've also mentioned gaining weight recently.  It costs nothing to go for a run.

Not sure if I mentioned it already or not, but I did pass my fitness tests. Still have a couple others to do, but they'll be the exact same test that I already easily passed.

Two departments that are the most realistic now are PWC and Indianapolis. PWC is a nice area,  but Indy is a dream dept. 20-year retirement (as opposed to 25 at PWC, and 30 at MDFR), great pay, lower cost of living than even where I am now. Plenty of HUD homes too, which could secure my financial future.

Right now, biggest priority, even more than worrying about any of my finances (not saying I'll ignore them, obviously), is studying my butt off to get nationally certified as an EMT. A bit behind on the material due to a few technical issues, but going to really hammer down on it, get certified, and get one of these careers.

They're all good choices, IMO.

I loved my time in Indy.  There is also an annual firefighting convention there, too--good luck getting a hotel room with 60k firefighters in town!  Could be a good event to network and branch out from there.

Residents on the other side of the country better hope there is not a fire in their town at that time :)

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Re: Kinda Stuck...Pants-On-Fire Situation
« Reply #51 on: July 04, 2018, 11:53:31 PM »
Also: if your putting all your eggs in the police/fire path, and those paths require a fitness test that you aren't sure if you'll pass, is your current gym/workout routine the right one?  You've also mentioned gaining weight recently.  It costs nothing to go for a run.

Not sure if I mentioned it already or not, but I did pass my fitness tests. Still have a couple others to do, but they'll be the exact same test that I already easily passed.

Two departments that are the most realistic now are PWC and Indianapolis. PWC is a nice area,  but Indy is a dream dept. 20-year retirement (as opposed to 25 at PWC, and 30 at MDFR), great pay, lower cost of living than even where I am now. Plenty of HUD homes too, which could secure my financial future.

Right now, biggest priority, even more than worrying about any of my finances (not saying I'll ignore them, obviously), is studying my butt off to get nationally certified as an EMT. A bit behind on the material due to a few technical issues, but going to really hammer down on it, get certified, and get one of these careers.

They're all good choices, IMO.

I loved my time in Indy.  There is also an annual firefighting convention there, too--good luck getting a hotel room with 60k firefighters in town!  Could be a good event to network and branch out from there.

Sleep in car and get truck stop shower for $5-$10. If you want it bad enough you will do whatever it takes. I did this for the Berkshire Hathaway event.

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Re: Kinda Stuck...Pants-On-Fire Situation
« Reply #52 on: July 07, 2018, 12:35:32 AM »
Also, for what it's worth, until I've actually sold my car, I'll be driving for Uber. Made $40 in 2.5 hours tonight, minus maybe $3 in gas. Definitely like meeting interesting people. Helps my social skills.

There's simply a large (to me) purchase that I want to make, as I think it'll help me get this firefighting job, so need to Uber a ton.