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FF's: My county just laid me(and 81 others) off

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by JeanClaude, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Apr 6, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    JeanClaude

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    I've been on with DeKalb county here in Georgia for 5 months. Just finished npq ff2 testing this week(made it) and now all 82 recruits are being laid off due to county budget cuts.

    So tired of this. We were given a 2 week notice a week ago and then told this Monday we would not be laid off...now a few days later the cuts are back on and all of the recruits are gone next Friday.

    I guess it's nice that I received training and got paid for it. But I was looking forward to starting EMT school and being a fire fighter on shift in 5 more months.

    Urgh....
     
  2. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    Ccwahoo

    Ccwahoo "The Emblem of a Free Man is a Gun"

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    man that sucks, sorry to hear
     
  3. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    sorry to hear that man. I have been looking for a job since September.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    they been doing that in jersey for years man..shits getting bad, quick.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    mntbiker2008

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    good luck brothers. hope as many of you can keep your jobs or at least get them back fairly soon.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    jackwithcorona

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    yeah that truly sucks, on the upside at least you got you 1-2 cert. if thats what you have in georgia
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    macgyver

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    Sorry to hear that. I heard about that on WSB the other morning. I'm sure that's frustrating.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    757southpaw

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    Come to Va. Beach Va....their hiring firefighters to go through their academy!
     
  9. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Sorry to hear that. There are FF's being laid off in all other places too.:eek: Us here will probably be taking a pay cut here in the next few months but no one will be laid off, hopefully.:pray:
     
  10. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    NewMexiTaco

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    x2 That is terrible. but at least you got good training to take elsewhere. if you can still fund getting your EMT it will definitely help. that experience is a leg up for testing/interviewing/and surviving an academy. (although F that!!! I feel for ya. I would NOT care to repeat any of that. on the bright side you'll be a lot stronger..etc..)

    good luck to you!!
     
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