Are you ready?  

Are you prepared?

Are all your ducks in a row?

Do you remember where your ducks are?

Ready or not the flood gates are about to open.  There probably isnít a dept in the state that isnít looking at the 3% @ 50 retirement benefit.  As they are adopted retirement boards are overwhelmed with
the mad rush for the exit.  We voted for it in our next contract, and when itís adopted we will loose between 26 and 34 captains in the coming months.

So the question is ďARE YOU READYĒ.  Because thereís nobody thatís going to do this stuff for you, and trust me the other guys are getting ready.  Ask yourself these questions.  Have you spent more time in the last few months getting ready for your test or trying to get laid?  Have you spent more money on your preparation or on late videos?  Think about it because the game just got real.

Youíll sometimes here people talk about how easy it was to get hired back in the 70ís, people got hire right off the street, there was no test just a hand shake.  Well, in the years to come this may be the time people talk about like that.  Fire deptís in the late 60ís and early 70ís got incentives for hiring guys coming back from Vietnam.  Those guys have 30 years on now and they are ready to go, are you ready to
take their spot?  Would you be ready tomorrow?  Next week? Are you ever going to be ready because your

Momma isnít here to help you and remind you to get ready.  Youíve got to get your rear in gear and spend some time preparing, so you can get the job you always wanted.  Youíve spent enough time just making it
where you are now, you need to get that job that will pay you what your worth, give you time to do those things youíve been planning for years, and start getting the respect you deserve.

So lets show everyone that all the time youíve spent, all the nights you slept on the sidewalk for an app., all the classes you took werenít for nothing, but were part of your plan to be happy for the rest of
your life.  Because if your career in the fire service is anything like mine you will be.  Good luck.  Call or email me if you have any questions.

                    FIREFIGHTER ROB
                    707 869 1330

Absolutely nothing counts 'til you have the badge. Nothing!

"Captain Bob"

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Fire "Captain Bob" Smith has coached countless entry level and promotional candidates to get their badge. He is a retired 28-year Hayward, Ca. Captain, speaker/author of the audio/video program "Conquer the Job Interview," the books "Eat Stress For Breakfast" ISBN 09657620-3-3, "Fire Up Your Communication Skills" ISBN 09657620-6-8 and a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association. You can book him as a speaker or get a copy of his books and tapes by calling toll free at 888-238-3959.

E-mail: captbob@eatstress.com  Web site: www.eatstress.com