[quote]Enders Drift wrote:
Ok let’s clarify here.
Are you getting paid by one of those departments? (I’m guessing not)
When is the wedding (how far along will you be)?
If you are not employed by on of them, is your goal to be hired by one of those departments?[/quote]
I attended the info session today. Asked the EMT program director about it and he said I’ll miss a Skill Day and Test but not a Mandatory Day since those aren’t going to be on Saturdays so I should be okay. They won’t fail me on the one absence.
The program is August 2 until November 5th assuming I get in, have to take a knowledge based test next Tuesday morning and a fitness test the same day in the evening which will be ranked to determine if I get in or wait-listed. I should be alright, I test pretty well and have a B.A. which gives me bonus points. The wedding is on October 10th so I would miss 1 Saturday class (October 9th)
My goal is to get EMT and FireFighter Certification and in the current job climate I’d go anywhere to get my foot in a door and gain experience in a station.[/quote]
Well as somebody else just stated it’s your money, and you will get out what you put in.
I can tell you this much is that you shouldn’t miss a day unless somebody died, or you are puking your guts up.[/quote]
Lanchefan i respect your opinion especially because you PM’ed with me for a while answering a bunch of FF questions i had for you. But i think a family marriage is just as good of a reason to miss a day as a death. A death is the saddest day in your family, as a marriage is supposed to be the happiest. I love my family and can tell you if my sister was getting married i wouldnt miss it regardless of what i had going in. [/quote]
Sorry just stating fact, I get 3 days off for a death. For a wedding I better take vacation or work out shift trades.
And that is why I asked if he was paying for academy or being paid. Trust me it makes a huge difference.