How many times have you people heard me say I’d never try to promote?
I’ve told myself and anyone else who’ll listen that I love what I do too much to leave it. I’m good at what I do and it’s fun. A lot of fun. Then, my idiot buddy plants a thought in my head and I bring it home to the Wife. We talk about it. We pray about it. Then, on a Sunday (in church, of course), I feel a sense of peace about the decision.
I’m taking the test. I mean, if Happy Medic can promote, it can’t be all that hard, right?
My thought process follows a certain logic, albeit tainted MC logic, but logic(ish) nonetheless. I’d stand to get a decent raise which would mean less OT away from the family. I’ve got a ridiculous amount of training in all things Traffic and I could be a huge asset as a supervisor. My ultimate goal, of course, would be to get a Traffic Sgt. position in which I’d still get the opportunity to do what I love: Ride and
Crush Souls Increase Traffic Safety.
As with anything, there are drawbacks. Two big ones are easy: no more motorcycle and (possibly) a lousy schedule. As with anything else in our lives, though, the Wife summed it up nicely when she told me, “Honey, we’ll make it work.” She’s a peach, that one.
So, my friends, I’d ask for a simple favor. Be patient with me and my stunted posting. In addition to preparing for the Sgt. exam, I shall be meeting with the Powers That Be soon regarding our new Social Media policy, as well, so if you like what you read here, feel free to leave a comment so I can show them the benefits of the blog. My hope is that they see things the way I do with respect to my musing here at MCPD.
The exam is in the Spring, so I will be devoting some time to studying. If it’s anything like college, I should be around a .12 and cramming about 30 minutes before the midterm.
I promise to keep you apprised about the test and the results of the meeting with PTB! If you are so inclined, please to keep me in your prayers. If I’m supposed to do this, I have every confidence that it will happen. With regard to PTB, I have the same opinion. If I’m supposed to continue writing, God’ll find a way to work it out. I feel pretty confident that I can work a mutually beneficial deal regarding the blog…even if it means taking a different tack.
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