Monday, October 12, 2009
Ladder of Success!
Biked out to the training center to watch my oldest son climb Ladder 51X. He took the written test for the city and did well enough to get to this - the next step. He had no problem doing the entire physical agility test with time to spare.
I stood way back, with my daughter-in-law Sarah, to watch him climb. One kid climbed about 10 minutes before Kirk did, and we thought that was him. Luckily we stuck around for when it was really his turn. Everybody kinda looks the same in turnouts.
It would be very cool if Kirk got the job - if there are even going to be any new hires off this list. He’s got a lot going for him.
I think every dad must fantasize a little about his kid getting into the family business. I think a big part of why I worked so much to earn money for my private pilot’s license when I was 17 was because my dad was an airline pilot. I haven’t flown in a very long time, but I never regretted the money and time spent.
It will be interesting to see how this all turns out. Congratulations to Kirk on getting to the next step!