- Nov 22, 2012
Who actually deserves their pay and benefits packages more...
Jerry, whichever one of the two you interact with is surely underpaid at that moment.
i dont interact anymore than right here veerG
Cops get guns and sit around most of the day
Firefighters get to play with fire and shit
Nurses have to pull lightbulbs out of peoples asses, Get thrown up on, and stop you from dying.
Let’s see if we can instigate a fight between cops and firefighters
Firemen get paid to sleep half the time. When fire is needed there's 5 minutes of tones to wake them up before dispatch gives the call.
Then, lots of times, they'll stage down the block until cops make sure the scene is secure.
Not just that, when they are awake what are they doing most of the time?Yeah I guess the firemen atleast have a bed so a little more laxed and out of the public view.
I know I've had friends that became firemen, early 20's full of piss and vinegor and not enough action equals trouble.Not just that, when they are awake what are they doing most of the time?
Oh, sorry snowflakes. Did I hurt your feelings? Funny how some jobs are allowed to be dissed and pissed on while others are sacred.
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Me too.I know I've had friends that became firemen, early 20's full of piss and vinegor and not enough action equals trouble.
One ended up a parmedic and has been happy since.
Was just having a little fun with a thread that was either deviously designed to stir up shit or jack with people.
"Massive pay and benefits package".
Yeah, look into that. I've got going on 18 years on my career FD. We make a living. $82k is what I made last year. Look at the cost of living in North Texas, and you will have your ratio. We make a living, but massive is not the proper word.
Oh, and Obama fucked us royalty with health insurance. When I got hired on the FD, my health insurance cost me $0 per month. Now it costs me $300 per month, and my wife and kids are not on it, they are on my wife's because it is a better deal. And I have to have $10k sitting in savings in case I have a health problem, because that is now out of pocket before insurance kicks in for the year. So if any of you voted for Obama, you need your balls cut off so you cannot contaminate the rest of the world.
Texas Municipalities have the best retirement system in the country. The trick is staying long enough to not only use it, but get enough back out to live on. But don't stay on the job too long, because you will leave all that money to your family, because you are dead.
Who dies more? Now it is neither, again, thanks to Obama and his war on Police. 100 Firemen die in the line of duty each year, and the majority of those are heart attack and stroke. Those of you poking fun at us sleeping on the job, please PM me your phone number. I will text you every time we get a call, and you get up and walk, just walk, around your house business, whatever. I will text you again when we get back to the station. Leave you phone on 24 hours straight by the way. That is why most of our deaths are heart attack and stroke. We don't get to sleep near enough for the course of our lives. It is the most difficult part of my life, lack of sleep.
Back to Police dying. The population has lost respect for Law Enforcement, and followed Obama's lead challenging Police. For the first time in my memory more Police have died than Firemen for the last few years.
Here's some more good news. More Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS committed suicide in 2018 than died LODD, and that is a shame.
Having said all that, I am not going to vote. Of course I've got many friends that are Fire/EMS like me. I've also got many friends that are Police, Sheriff Deputies, and a Texas state trooper. And I would go to the gates of hell with a pocket knife to help them, and they would do the same for me.
A terrific quote from one of the most intelligent people I know, whom is a 22 year Law Enforcement veteran.
"Do not call me brother, until you have had the blood of someone else on you, you were trying to help."
This.I got a stethoscope to fight with drunks and methheads with. No taser or pepper spray. Once had a jerk with HIV spit a lugi (sp) in my face shortly after I was married. He did 9 months in county before that was a felony in CO. Its fun to go home and tell your new wife you might get HIV because you got a couple scratches on your face rock climbing the day before. A rubber for a year after newly married aint a picnic friends. Hell, even kisses become suspect.......
But really boys, I didn't do it for the pay. I couldn't join .mil due to asthma. I always wanted to and couldn't. So I figured I would do what I could here at home. I have helped a ton of folks of all walks of life. Did CPR on babies, some made it, some didn't. Another day came and we did it all again. Made some of the best friends I ever had between my life as a nurse and a volunteer fireman. Only so much stuff you see together and you are stuck together for life.
I say anyone who truly gives of themselves for the greater good. Labels are for Peter measuring pansies. I bet @canman and @Garvey will attest. See the ones who sign up to be a hero. They are gone before you need new boots. The ones who do it for the right reasons retire from it if they can deal with the stress. For some, like .mil, the stress is deep and hits hard and a few years is enough. NO judgment.
Hats off to those who do to help other. FF, Police, nurses, teachers, and others I am forgetting.
EDIT to remove some language I wouldn't normally say.