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    And now, for some good news...

    Monday, I will begin a new career as I step away from Emergency Services (12 years as an EMT) on a full time basis. While it is a position that requires me to spend a fair amount a time away from family/home, it essentially doubles, with the potential to nearly triple, my current income and allows me the means to better provide for my family. I'm cautiously optimistic about the opportunity and my wife and I have discussed it at length; as there are several variables to consider. Thus far, we're both on the same page with it, and that is extremely important to me. I suppose that's why we've been married so long....lol. Anyway...here's to taking a leap!
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    Good luck buddy hope it works out for you
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    Congratulations! That is wonderful news, so happy for you and your family.
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    Travel for work gets old in a hurry, but we all must make hay while the sun shines. Congratulations!
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    happy for you, and good on ya for doing what you feel is best for your family.

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    Congratulations and good luck. Doubling or tripling your income is a fair trade-off for the travel...since you and your wife were smart enough to discuss it ahead of time.

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    Makes me think of the third Indiana Jones movie. The leap of faith. Step out and hope for the best. I remember when I took that leap many yrs ago and went to work for me. Starved for a few yrs but as I was told, "When you start in this business you won't be paid nearly what you're worth, but if you stick to it you'll eventually be paid lots more than you're worth. I kind of went the opposite direction though. Right out of grad school I took a job that put me on the road every day. After a yr or 2 I was supervising the west coast so I was gone 6 days a week. Money was spectacular but I had a kid at home and one on the way.
    That's when I took the leap of faith. My best wishes to you. Travel can be managed in most jobs to where you and the family can stay on track if you make it a priority. By the fact you have worked this out with your wife's blessing shows that you have your priorities straight. Go for it and enjoy.
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    There are pro's and con's to each choice...congrats on the possibilities, may your new path be a successful one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    Good luck buddy hope it works out for you
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    Many of the posts here are exactly why I post things like this. While I certainly appreciate the pat on the back (as many people do), it's more about the support, words of encouragement, and advice put forth by many of the fine folks here. It's more like a group of friends than an online forum. To put it simply, and while some do it without much tact, we look out for each other.

    I appreciate all the kind words...and tokens of advice. I'll certainly keep them in mind as I look forward to this new adventure.

    Oh...and those of you that remember the thread about Mojo our beloved Yellow Lab, may he R.I.P., currently we are talking about the options regarding our next furry family member! Of course, Labs will always be a front runner.
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    Best of Luck. I was a truck driver for over 25 years. the last 5 years of my driving was local and I was home ever night. The money was good, but it came time to park the big rig .

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    Congrats. Take any opportunity for advancement & more $$$ that you can in this economy.
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    Congratulations, and best of luck to you. I'm happy to hear that you and your wife are in agreement on a major change like this - sounds like some serious mutual respect and understanding going on.
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    It is very hard to age gracefully as an EMT-B The toll on your body and emotions is very real. The road you have chosen is with your wife and you holding hands down that road. That is the choice of a wise man.

    Congratulations on the new life and when traveling there is a chance to hit the books preparing for the next promotion.

    Good luck

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