Originally Posted by bbqbull
Do not beat yourself up Mr. Leatherhead, you have a young family. My best advice to you is enjoy your time with them.
I was a former union president at a IAFF local. I took away way too much time from my children. Working 24, 48 and sometime working 144 hr shifts in a row w/o being at home really hurt our family.
I appreciate your kind words. As a former firefighter weren't you glad that different shifts, different skill level firefighters, different stations, all get representation? I was a C shifter and I would have killed myself if the folks on A shift had all the representation. Different shifts had different perspectives, needs, concerns, and ideas for betterment. This group could turn the BOD election into what amounts to a single shift being the sole new group of representation.