Wednesday, April 28, 2010
One reason i want to be a policeman, is the thrill, the experience, the danger, the feeling of good. One thing that policeman have in common with the military is mental illness. Well not neccisarily illness, but what ever choice you make, will never leave your memory. Maybe guilt is a better choice in some cases. For example people in military have to take therapy after returning from war, to help them cope with the death and destruction they saw while there. Well police have the same thing. Many officers see things from car accidents, or homocides that no one should have to see. I want to be put in that position, so i can learn to cope, and become a stronger person in the end. Cops have to make big decisions, sometimes with only a second of thought. Somethings they decide to do, come back and bite them in the butt, some make them heroes. I have always like to be put in a position to make a quick decision, i want to be there, and do what is right. Like in a high speed chase, there are many things you can do. You can shoot out the tires, call for back up, set up a road block, or spike strip, or straight out slam them. What ever decision is made, it can affect your life forever. If you slam them, there is a chance you kill them, and possibly you, but... if you dont stop them, they can be a danger to both themselves, and everyone else on the road. There are times that you cant do anything about it. Like in the article i was reading, about a high speed chase. It was his first high speed chase. He and the other patrol men were just standing around having coffee, when two motorcycles cam barrelling by at high speeds. In the end, the result had nothing to do with anything they did. The one cyclist hit a telephone poll around a curve, thus, throwing him off, and him gettin hit with shrapnol, resulting in a death. They did not do anything to cause this death, although, they were accused by a judge, of killing him. She said if they hadn't of chased him, he would still be alive. Well if he would not of broken the law, he would still be alive today.
Construction like is is one of the things i woudl be interested in. I remember when i was a kid i had those little tonka trucks. I had all the different kinds of construction trucks. I would pretend to be a construction workere working on some huge, important project. I have always been interested in big machines. Such as the trucks in the video. But, construction with big vehicles is not the only kind of construction i am interested in. I want to build houses, buildings, work with my hands, do digging, lifting, all the varieties out there, I want to do. Right now there are three possibilities for construction jobs i can do over the summer. My parents know two private contractors who would most likely be willing to employ me, also one of my friends, and his dad do flooring in houses, and buildings. He said his dad would be willing to have me help out. Anything i can do to get experience would be helpful. I am looking forward to finding out what i will be able to do. I do not however plan to quit my job at Hy-Vee over the summer, just only work a day or two a week, and the rest on what ever construction job i might be able to get. As for now, all i can do is look for a job, but there is nothing i can do in the way of working at the moment. There are two main reasons I have to wait. The first is my broken hand is still not fully healed, i have surgery on Friday to remove the pin, and i will have stitches for ten days to two weeks. I am not able to work until may 10th, for the first time in three months. The other reason is school, it is way to time consuming and important to skip, plus my parents wouldnt like me skipping. I have to wait until school is over to start working a construction job. That and most provate contractors dont start hiring teens until summer starts. We will see what the future holds, and how the jobs may go.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
With each day that goes by, i think of more and more of things i want to do with my life. I am still very high on my two previous options, a policeman, and a construction contractor. Although, i am pretty set on these two optionsm, A third one has opened up. It is not a dream job that many people may think of. It is nothing like being a professional baseball player, or a executive president of some huge bussiness like Microsoft, it is, however a good paying job. The job i am thinking about is a counsilor, or a therapist. The only reason i am considering this job, is because over the past week, i have been "counsiling" a friend in trouble. I thought i was just beign a good friend, but according to her, i helped her so much. She just went through a horrible break up, of a two year relationship i think. She was living with him, and there were, complications. She texted me asking for help. And i guess she said i sounded like a therapist, and that i knew what i was talking about. Further thought, and questions went into this career choice. I had asked my mom, and she said it could be entirely possible of me being a therapist. Our families closest friends, the man of the house was a private therapist, had his own, bussiness or whatever it is called. Although it ended really bad, because he was... not very organized, and had troubles with the U.S treasury department. I have not yet looked into what kind of schooling i will need to take in college, and what classes, and what degree i would need in order to pursue this job.
Monday, April 19, 2010
One thing that really appealed to me in the military, is the training, and physical challenges that you are presented with. Well with further research, i have found out that the police academy gives simular training. I want to be fit, and in shape, able to tackle anything that life throws at me. These pictures show some of the training techniques.
Now for being a construction contractor, i want to do all kinds of work. I will most likely start off with small jobs, such as road work, then maybe move onto houses, and buildings. I am hoping by the time i'm mid forties, to be doing huge work, on huge buildings, with the kind of machines in the top picture.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
As of right now, i have plans to find out more about both careers that i just blogged about. As i mentioned in the last blog about construction, i plan on working for a family friend, who works in construction. Also, as i mentioned before, i tried to work for him last year, but it was too late in the summer for me to get a job. His name is Mr. Bushman, and i am fairly certain i will be able to get a job, i have the strength to be a construction worker, and the drive to do so. If i can get a job working construction, i will be able to see if i actually enjoy that type of work, which, i asume i will. Also, i plan to ask Mr. Bushman about being a private contractor, get some important, and needed information on that subject to give me more knowledge about what i might do. In order to find out more about being a policeman, I am hoping to be able to do the job shadowing oppertoonity that John F. Kennedy High School provides for students. I would job shadow being a police. I want to know more about what some of their jobs are, and other information that might sway my opinion and want for the job in either way. I believe knowing about your career is extremely important, almost as important as enjoying the job you do. I believe the three most important things in choosing a career are, 1. you must be passionate about whatever you may choose, 2. know what you are getting into, do not just randomly choose something you think you like with out knowing about what that job does exactly, and 3. the stability and pay of the job are also important. For example, if you take a job, that no one knows about, and it is not really needed, there will always be the possibility of you not having a job in the near future. That is why i like the two choices i have right now. There will always be a need for policeman, and also construction workers.
My second favorite choice is a construction contractor. I have always enjoyed building things. I loved to build anything from legos, to beds. Being a construction worker, is very hands on, active, and is something I would enjoy doing. I also like the business aspect of being a contractor. Being my own private contractor would have more responsibilities, but I believe it would be worth it. It would have more steps, and things that would need to be registered for. My mom has always said I would be a good business man. That may be true, but I don’t want to be the kind of business man who works behind a desk all day. Being a contractor would give me the responsibilities of being a business type man, but it would give me more of the activeness that I want in my career. Another reason for wanting to be a contractor, not just a construction worker, is the money. I know money is not the only thing, but it would give me a more stable job to support my family. My best friend in the whole world, who I have known since birth, has been working for a family friend, who runs a construction business. He has the experience and know how. My thought would be going into business with him. I am plan on trying to be able to work construction this summer for a family friend in the area. I tried last summer, but was too late. This would help me get experience and more know how to be able to create my construction business the right way. If I do choose this career choice, I plan on going to college for a business degree, and in the mean time working for some construction business. This will teach me what to do, and what not to do.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
A lot of thought has gone into what I want my career to be. I think I have narrowed it down to just two things I want to blog about. The first choice, being a policeman. Reasons for why I would like to be a cop, is because it is very active, and interactive. I want to make what ever town or state I live in, to be a safe place for my wife, and children. That is a main reason to be a cop for me, the activeness, and safety for my family. It has a lot of the same aspects as the military, such as physical and mental fitness, the same sorts of training, and the abundance of different possible job titles. I could do anything from E.O.D (explosive ordinance disposal), to prison guard, to CSI (crime scene investigator), to highway patrol, to state trooper, to policeman, and much, much more. Those six options are just the ones that caught my eye. The top three, would have to be E.O.D, CSI, or just a regular policeman. I know that most likely, my mom, and wife, would disagree with the E.O.D, because one, it can be extremely dangerous, and with my personality, I would probably just blow stuff up for the hell of it. I was actually looking into E.O.D for the Army Reserve, so it would be a lot like what if wanted in the Army. E.O.D deals with the bomb threats, and anything to do with explosives. If you have seen "the Hurt Locker", you will know what im talking about. I also think that being a CSI would be a fun, and exciting job. I am sure we have all seen CSI, or the many other forms of it, like CSI Miami, and such, so you know what it is all about already. It would be just what I want for a career. It has something different with each job, activeness, and it would require me to be into my work, it would be a challenge, and let me tell you, I love challenges. Finally, my third choice, would to be a regular everyday cop. The ones who deal with crimes, and disturbences calls. Well as much as I think all three of these are extremely important, and sound exciting, i still have a year and a half to decide which one i would do as a career.