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Hello All, I'm sharing this picture because I find it difficult, overwhelming, and frankly sad that society believes work ethic is based on degrees. Granted, it shows determination, and I'm by no means knocking someone down for having one, but for those of us who work the buns off our backs without degrees, it's discouraging. That being written, what advice do you have for someone who is in a call center that burns their soul everyday they work ?! I have recently applied to open positions near me at other companies, even cleaning up a facility to get out of this place, but it has not gone further than a return email telling me I'm not as qualified as the other candidates that also applied... *SIGH* My ultimate goal is to become an EMT so that I may go into the Arizona National Guard as a Health Specialist [or Combat Medic; can't remember the official term because I saw both and got confused]. Holding me back from that is debt, bills, and more debt considering it will take approximately $2,500 for the EMT schooling... I feel like I'm working for nothing these days! They say you should live to work, not work to live. Meaning, you should live for the work you do because that's what you are passionate about, not HAVING to work in pursuance of life [such as living paycheck to paycheck]. ANY ADVICE on budgeting, how to make yourself more appealing when applying for a position, really ANYTHING is most welcome! :-) [Please create a positive response!] Thanks for reading. | Fairygodboss
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Lady Pele
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If you're looking for tips for saving money, there are a lot of resources available with practical suggestions. Google something like "saving money in a low paying job" and you'll find a variety of options open to you.
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Bosslady543685
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Could you join the military and get the training you need to be an EMT rather than join with the training complete? You've made a list of many reasons why you can't leave the job you clearly don't like and why you can't go to school to learn to be an EMT. Please start another list with the many positive attributes about you that would make you a successful EMT. Then destroy the list of all of the reasons why you can't.
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Barb Hansen
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My only suggestion was to look for volunteer opportunities (and Heidi B already mentioned that route), so I don't have much to offer other than to thank you for being brave enough to share your story and to ask for help. I just had a thought, you might want to look at finding a job in as a 911 operator (which would give you experience in first response and perhaps you would make a little more money than you are now). I don't think a college degree is a requirement but you'll have to confirm for your state.
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Heidi B
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To get your EMT, have you tried volunteering at your local fire department? In New England, most local FD’s are continually looking for volunteers and most will pay for your EMT training or have it at a reduced rate. It’s great experience and will give you a whole different look on life. I got my EMT license that way.
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Yvonne Ruby
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I haven't thought about that, actually; thank you for that! I'll have to look into that.
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