Firefighting is a thankless job that comes with few benefits and has never been a high paying "career". Most of you do it because of the "calling", like teachers and social workers. Some of you do it because you can't do anything else.
You should've understood the pay scales way before you committed yourself. You can still change careers. Go to college, get a degree with a promising future and pursue that.
The Wilmington area is a 10-12 dollar/hr job town all day long. You aren't the only one.
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