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11-08-2002, 11:59 AM
How many of you have had other careers before getting into LE and what were they?
I started as a public relations specialist, became an advertising copywriter and did advertising sales.
11-08-2002, 12:31 PM
Navy, Lobbyist, Cabinetmaker,
11-08-2002, 12:45 PM
I was the CEO of one of the biggest Fortune 500 companies. I really hated that job, so I left, then the company went under a few years later. I tried to warn them about that Arthur Anderson company, but they just wouldn't listen.
Then I worked at the Vatican for awhile, but me and John didn't really see eye to eye on a lot of things, so I left.
Of course I cant forget to mention that whole Microsft thing, Bill is still trying to pay me all the money he owes me. That was actually a pretty sweet job, but it was just so damned mundane.
Then I had the shrimp boat in Biola Battery Louisanna, I named it Jenny, and it sank after six months of shrimping.
When the shrimp boat sank I went to work for NASA, but the whole space station thing got really lonely.
Finally I landed a job as the po-po, been with that for a few years now. It's not a bad job, I think I can swing it for a few more years.
11-08-2002, 12:58 PM
SpecialOps... so *that's* what's 'special' about ya, huh??? :p LOL! And we know that's not quite *all* true... He's JP to his near and dear friends... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> (His Holiness, that is, looking over shoulder for lightning to strike)
Me.... (putting on ballistic vest first) I worked in TV News for about a dozen years. NEWS, but back when it was news, not glorified commercials and ambulance chasers. Directed, produced, shot, even reported once or twice. Did Radio News (which I still love, but BOY do you get stalkers!) I got out when they cancelled part of my news for Gerry Springer.
Worked construction as an "oiler" on the Natural Gas Pipeline as it came through, for about 3 mos interim while my polygraph, oral boards, drug test, bg check et al were being done... Hated every moment, but learned a ton and don't regret it.
Started Dispatching with NO experience, ('cept being a Cop's kid, and on the real radio) but it was something I always wanted to do. Got on the road in a kind of round-about way, decided I love teaching Communications at the Academy level, and teaching Officer Safety to dispatchers, so I'd better get some credentials/credibility to do that.
And here I am. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> I am doing "Media Relations" for the Dept I work PT for as Admin Assist/Reception (just WAITING for the Reserve slot to open) and that's really fun because I get to combine the old love with the new.
11-08-2002, 02:11 PM
I've worked for a Police Association, did Hospital Security, worked at a Christian Rap Record Label (Yes, that's right...Christian Rap), YMCA (Taking care of the little "Angels"), Roller Rink, & Bennigans. Wonder what's next???
11-08-2002, 03:24 PM
EMT for five years, Paramedic for five years, rode the short bus in high school for six years. :p
11-08-2002, 05:08 PM
I worked security for the pipeline and at a ANG base(which was cool cause I had police powers while on shift)and a few other "posts" for about four years. Been with th 5-O for 2 1/2 years now.
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