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  • Applying for another department while on another departments probation

    So, I recently got hired at a great department 4 months ago after years of trying and probation has been going really well. Dont get me wrong, I am extremely grateful and proud to work for my current department. However, I moved my fiance and I 8 hours away to a place where we dont know anybody and we have no family nearby; Up to this point, it seems like the wheels kind of fell off and emotionally she has been suffering a lot more with her depression and anxiety. I've recently learned of the upcoming application processes and testing for a couple departments in our hometown and I eventually knew I was going to retest and apply for them again but I didn't realize that it would be this soon. I would love to work for these future departments for the sake of living by family, as well as they are great departments, but I find it hard to just leave my current department high and dry. I also don't want my current department to know about me considering another department if I do end up going through their process unless absolutely necessary due to the fact I can be let go for any possible reason.

    I'd love some input and advice on how to go about my situation

    Thanks everybody.

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    So how long have you two been together?

    How long engaged.


    And this is your first FD job??

    As you figured out, yes a great possibility your currenr FD would drop you. Have seen it done.

    Some depts will have a check box, Do not contact current employer,,,, But that normally is good till you get an offer,,,


    But even with an offer,,, does not guarantee a job, still might have to do an academy and survive probation.

    So if you decide to test,,, you might be out two jobs!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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    • #3
      Originally posted by fire49 View Post
      So how long have you two been together?

      How long engaged.


      And this is your first FD job??

      As you figured out, yes a great possibility your currenr FD would drop you. Have seen it done.

      Some depts will have a check box, Do not contact current employer,,,, But that normally is good till you get an offer,,,


      But even with an offer,,, does not guarantee a job, still might have to do an academy and survive probation.

      So if you decide to test,,, you might be out two jobs!!!

      We've been together for 6 years and engaged for about 7 months.

      Yes this is my first job as well.

      Yeah, I figured that and thats my worry. I assume its better to start considering testing when my job is a little more secure and my probationary period is over?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BLanefire View Post


        We've been together for 6 years and engaged for about 7 months.

        Yes this is my first job as well.

        Yeah, I figured that and thats my worry. I assume its better to start considering testing when my job is a little more secure and my probationary period is over?

        I usually tell people stay at least two years, maybe start testing 1 1/2 years in, because of the hiring process time.

        Also maybe at that point things have changed.

        I was wondering on The relationship , some partners cannot handle fire and police work, to include the schedules. And now covid


        so do not take this wrong, wondered if you had a damsel in distress, and once married would still have a damsel in distress.

        May both of you set down with someone and make sure it is not the job being an issue
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fire49 View Post


          I usually tell people stay at least two years, maybe start testing 1 1/2 years in, because of the hiring process time.

          Also maybe at that point things have changed.

          I was wondering on The relationship , some partners cannot handle fire and police work, to include the schedules. And now covid


          so do not take this wrong, wondered if you had a damsel in distress, and once married would still have a damsel in distress.

          May both of you set down with someone and make sure it is not the job being an issue
          Yeah I totally understand that. Thank you. Im thankful for the outside perspective.
          I have definitely been considering couples therapy or something along the lines on that.

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          • #6
            Do what’s best for you and your family. DO NOT SAY ANYTHING to anyone you work with. Depending on where you live it’s illegal to fire you just because you applied somewhere else.

            No matter what anyone says this is a job in the end, it’s a business and is ran as such. People come and go, your department will understand that and if they don’t oh well.

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