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  • iBased
    started a topic I need adivice

    I need adivice

    New to this website sorry if I'm posting on the wrong section. I just need some advice I'm 17 and I didn't finish highschool I need to get a ged when I do get the ged what steps should I take in order to become a firefighter in the future.

  • johnsb
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    Originally posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Unfortunately, it doesn't catch grammar mistakes. The word you were looking for was ADVICE. ADVISE is a verb.
    Yep, and I think I remember it not looking right when I posted it... Well it was getting late that night...

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  • Tree_68
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    Originally posted by GTRider245 View Post
    The military has been used by way too many people as a way out of their poor life decisions.
    Not to mention a few judges, who advised to an offender he could either go to jail, or into the military...

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  • GTRider245
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    Originally posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Capt I don't know how true or not this is but I hear that because of all the cutbacks, the Military won't take you anymore without the GED. They are getting pickier and picker about who can enlist these days.
    And they should. The military has been used by way too many people as a way out of their poor life decisions.

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  • GTRider245
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    Originally posted by johnsb View Post
    The first ADVISE I'd give is to learn how to use spell check. When you misspell a word, a red squiggly line appears under the word. That means the word may be misspelled. Right click your mouse on the word and it will give you alternative spellings for that word. Correctly spelling words and using proper punctuation and grammar will help gain you respect and help you with interviews and writing, all necessary to finish your GED and to interview with a job. And if it's not to late, GO BACK to high school and get your DIPLOMA, that looks a lot better than a GED. Call your local school district, they can help you get on track.
    Unfortunately, it doesn't catch grammar mistakes. The word you were looking for was ADVICE. ADVISE is a verb.

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  • 53fireman
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    And yet sometimes you can use an incorrect word that is spelled correctly....
    http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2...advise-advice/
    Otherwise agreed, go get your diploma and then search the jobs section to see who's testing around the country. You won't score high enough on tests if you can't spell, read, do math, etc.

    Originally posted by johnsb View Post
    The first ADVISE I'd give is to learn how to use spell check. When you misspell a word, a red squiggly line appears under the word. That means the word may be misspelled. Right click your mouse on the word and it will give you alternative spellings for that word. Correctly spelling words and using proper punctuation and grammar will help gain you respect and help you with interviews and writing, all necessary to finish your GED and to interview with a job. And if it's not to late, GO BACK to high school and get your DIPLOMA, that looks a lot better than a GED. Call your local school district, they can help you get on track.

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  • FWDbuff
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    Originally posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Enlist in the military, get a education of life and they will get you in school to get the GED. Come out and you'll be ready and manture to join a fire dept. Plus you will have veterans points to help you for the job.
    Capt I don't know how true or not this is but I hear that because of all the cutbacks, the Military won't take you anymore without the GED. They are getting pickier and picker about who can enlist these days.

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  • CaptOldTimer
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    Enlist in the military, get a education of life and they will get you in school to get the GED. Come out and you'll be ready and manture to join a fire dept. Plus you will have veterans points to help you for the job.

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  • FWDbuff
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    You need to get that GED. Period. Make it your absolute number one priority. Nothing else (except work if you have a job) matters right now until you have that document in your hands.

    I finished up 10th grade and then withdrew from school. Long story but I had my parents approval and a game plan which was to immediately obtain my GED and enlist in the Navy. I had the GED when my class was in the middle of their Junior year. Never enlisted in the USN but it didn't bother my folks because I had the paper and because I had an excellent job. I always stayed out of trouble, always paid my folks some rent, and respected their home. By the time I was 22 I had my career firefighting spot and never looked back.

    It's been a long time but I seem to remember two 8-hour days of testing. I remember buying self-study books at a bookstore. and also obtaining study materials through the State of Pennsylvania and the local school district.

    You need that paper if there is any hope of securing a career firefighting spot. It's that simple.

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  • johnsb
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    The first ADVISE I'd give is to learn how to use spell check. When you misspell a word, a red squiggly line appears under the word. That means the word may be misspelled. Right click your mouse on the word and it will give you alternative spellings for that word. Correctly spelling words and using proper punctuation and grammar will help gain you respect and help you with interviews and writing, all necessary to finish your GED and to interview with a job. And if it's not to late, GO BACK to high school and get your DIPLOMA, that looks a lot better than a GED. Call your local school district, they can help you get on track.

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  • slackjawedyokel
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    you only eat an elephant , one bite at a time. Get your GED ,MAYBE volunteer at a VFD. But approach things one at a time.

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  • iBased
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    I live in Florida

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  • iBased
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    I live in florida

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