Originally Posted by Ohio_Jeep_Jack
Good looking TJ, congrats! (I'm jealous of that hard top)
I was never a fan of the YJ & how that Renegade body kit made it into production I'll never understand.
Sorry to hear about the job, but it sounds like you have a great plan in place. It'll be a rewarding career for sure.
Take care of that frame before the NJ road salt gets a grip.
I didn't like it at first.. but I got use to it. It started to grow on me a lot.
Originally Posted by BSA70
What year model is the tj? Looks really clean. I would take of the throttle body and spend time cleaning the body and all the associated sensors. Disconnect the battery while doing this. May take care of the code, it did with mine.
Working for a local municipality and dealing with the politics can be a major headache. So your going to school to be a nurse then immediately going to the police academy. Why not fore go the waste of time training to be a nurse and focus on a career in law enforcement?
It is a 2003. Pretty clean, pretty solid.
As for the politics of my former job.. we weren't actually considered township employees. It was a former volunteer ambulance squad that went paid when they couldn't fill the shifts anymore. Not all are like that, but some are. A better way to put it, is the chief isn't appointed by the township, it is voted in by volunteers. Career were never allowed to attend said meetings.
All the members on the career board were "volunteers" who had not worked on an ambulance in years. They never talked to us, never got to know any of us. We never saw them, but they were the people who decided if we still had a job. The chief who was also a volunteer never came in but for a few minutes every week, or to wash his truck.
The first month and a half I worked there they skipped me on payroll twice.. ( first check is offset .. so that is 6 weeks of work with a paycheck) and proceeded to tell me I wasn't important enough to have payroll run again. ( Not sure how much it costed to run payroll .. ) .. but they could have helped me one way or another. I had bills to pay too.
There was never a sense of pride that came from them, they treated people like they were replaceable. Obviously we were. Hands down worst job I've ever worked at.
Work now is amazing. I love it. I'm happy working a full time and a part time. We work 12s, so that nets me from 48-60 hours of work per week. There is a lot of downtime so it doesn't seem as crazy as it sounds. I sleep there, do homework there, and then respond to calls.
It is extremely different when your bosses are paid, and actually have an incentive to keep the organization running and functioning properly. Their paycheck.
Also to answer your question about by do the path I am.. I have a lot of PD friends... and the biggest advice they have given me is: To not study criminal justice. ( NJ State PD require a bachelors degree, and most municipality / sheriffs require an associates minimum. ) Therefore, why not go into something I'm good at. If for some reason I ever got hurt as a police officer, I could always fall back into my nursing degree.