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    He is a teacher AND a cop, both I think the hardest and most underpaid jobs I know of. I just wanted to say how much I admire you, Shooter. I'm a teacher. I love what I do but it gets to me sometimes. I couldn't imagine having to teach and then go deal with the dregs of society.
    Right now, I just tutor. Teaching is a very rewarding job, especially when you can see you are making a difference in peoples lives.
    I'm sure being a cop is rewarding too or all of you here wouldn't be in law enforcement.
    But, I don't think I could do both.
    Shooter, you sure are special.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Mitzi:
    Shooter, you sure are special.
    a 'little school bus' type of special


    • #3
      6P1 (retired)


      • #4
        Thanks, Mitzi...

        Honestly...after changing majors 5 times, what drew me to teaching was 2 months off in summer, 2 weeks off for Christmas and Spring Break! If I'd only listened to my parents and grandparents, plus a few aunts and uncles(ALL teachers)....I'd be in the military. LOL

        But over the years(the first 5 were the hardest), the kids grew on me. LEO work was sort of a natural progression.

        BTW...after teaching, I find working as a cop relaxing.
        "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
        -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division


        • #5
          Teaching IS exhausting, physically and mentally. It is SO rewarding when you see you have made a difference in a childs life.
          I left the classroom when my son became ill and have tutored for over 11 years now. I really love it.
          The thing I hated most about teaching? Dealing with the parents and the constant demands made from the county and state.


          • #6
            Shooter I got to admit you have to be a saint at least in the classroomn. I have always been an LEO and my daughter's a teacher. I can't imagine combining them both after listening to some her stories.
            Stay safe and watch your back. Survived Katrina. Now a Official member of the Chocolate City Police.


            • #7
              You'd be surprised how closely related teaching and being a cop actually are.

              In BOTH cases, it seems I'm always telling someone NOT to do something, or THIS is going to happen.

              In teaching, if they 'break the rules', they get a lecture(warning), a call home(problem settled via phone or mom and dad come to school), detention or a trip to the principal's office.

              As a cop, if they 'break the law', they get a lecture(warning), a juvenile summons(call to mom and dad to come to the station), a traffic citation, or a trip before the judge.

              In EITHER case, I get stuck with homework.

              And you thought I was kidding.....LOL

              [ 06-14-2002: Message edited by: shooter1201 ]
              "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
              -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division


              • #8
                I'll chime in here as well...

                Shooter has been my idol for about three or four months now...ever since I learned he was a cop and a teacher too. Every night, when I'm digging myself out of the pile of papers that I assigned, and now must grade, and my wife looks at me and says "Are you sure you want to be a cop as well?

                And I always say "Hey, if that guy online can do it, so can I."

                FWIW, I've always seen the two fields as closely related...but whether or not the police department will look at a few years of teaching at the high school as benificial experience is anyone's guess.
                I haven't felt this good since we stole the 2000 elections!--Ned Flanders


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