Any fire fighters or police officers out their?

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    Jul 12, 2010 5:54 AM GMT
    So I got this friend who is having trouble finding a job and figuring out what to do with his life. He wants to be an actor, and he went to school for acting, however he cant find a job doing it and he is having trouble paying the bills/rent and so forth.

    I wanted to suggest that he consider a service force such as a fire fighter or being a police officer, if any of you guys who are one are out their, if you could give me some advice then that would be great.
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    Jul 12, 2010 6:52 AM GMT
    Pretty much the wrong reason to become a cop or firefighter. You really have to want the job and be ready to accept all the good/bad/ugly things that come with it. Otherwise, he's gonna put himself and others in danger.

    If he wants a city job, there are a handful of administrative positions available. The pay and benefits are decent, and the only danger he'll face is getting a paper cut. Plus, the work schedules tend to be steady and normal. Cops and firefighters usually work 10 - 12 hour shifts.

    If he can't find a job as an actor, then he needs to find a better agent. Or maybe try out modeling. Not the porno kind of modeling. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 12, 2010 7:04 AM GMT
    He wouldn't last long if he was a cop or fire fighter. Those jobs are usually for people who really really want to keep bad people off the streets or keep houses from burning down. The last thing we need is someone doing a job that they don't have any interests in.


    He can work at the movie theater...
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    Jul 12, 2010 7:26 AM GMT
    Lenoxx saidHe wouldn't last long if he was a cop or fire fighter. Those jobs are usually for people who really really want to keep bad people off the streets or keep houses from burning down.


    Believe it or not people who have training in acting can be great spies and go under cover really easily. They've can more easily control subtle behavioral nuances and cues to the point where they can deceive the criminal. I guess he should be an FBI agent or work as an agent then. Probably not a full-on cop.
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    Jul 12, 2010 7:27 AM GMT
    he should speak with chizzad on here.
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    Jul 12, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    With those position it really has to b ehis passion given that these men in women are putting their lives on the line everythime they go out on a call.

    Perhaps he should go back to school and get an advance degree.
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    Jul 12, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
    JakeBenson said
    Lenoxx saidHe wouldn't last long if he was a cop or fire fighter. Those jobs are usually for people who really really want to keep bad people off the streets or keep houses from burning down.


    Believe it or not people who have training in acting can be great spies and go under cover really easily. They've can more easily control subtle behavioral nuances and cues to the point where they can deceive the criminal. I guess he should be an FBI agent or work as an agent then. Probably not a full-on cop.


    I seriously doubt he'd be hired by the FBI. I looked into it before I graduated, and spoke with a FBI recruiter, and it is absurd how they try to recruit new agents. For one thing, they want everyone to have a graduate degree in a very specific field (i.e. foreign language, law, accounting, etc.).

    I took an ass load of law and criminal justice courses, and they still told me that I wasn't good enough. The the FBI only requires their agents to have Bachelor degree... but a Master's and PhD are preferred. They obviously need a new recruitment director because they were at my school recruiting people who mostly had Bachelor degrees, not graduate degrees. They were freaking brilliant icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 13, 2010 12:09 AM GMT
    The FBI has always had those criteria. Back when I was graduating from college, the recruiters on campus were specifically looking for people that were graduating with backgrounds in foreign language, pre-law, finance, and science.

    Contrary to popular belief, the FBI is not like the X Files or 24 or any of the other Hollywood bullshit you see on TV. It's mostly analyst type desk jobs. If you have a background in law enforcement or criminal justice, don't bother with the FBI. You should apply at the DEA instead.
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    Jul 13, 2010 12:16 AM GMT
    xrichx saidThe FBI has always had those criteria. Back when I was graduating from college, the recruiters on campus were specifically looking for people that were graduating with backgrounds in foreign language, pre-law, finance, and science.

    Contrary to popular belief, the FBI is not like the X Files or 24 or any of the other Hollywood bullshit you see on TV. It's mostly analyst type desk jobs. If you have a background in law enforcement or criminal justice, don't bother with the FBI. You should apply at the DEA instead.


    That is probably good advice for anyone who is seeking a career in federal law enforcement, but I am progressively losing all confidence in the federal government... and I am a liberal. You won't see my resume in the FBI HR department icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 13, 2010 12:17 AM GMT
    You never know.. I was a cook in a restaurant before I went into law enforcement. It was a bit of an eye opener but it's been a rewarding career.