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Backwoods 911 dispatcher with Master's. Ugh.

by vogler on August 21, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I graduated from college with bachelor degrees in Psychology and Criminology with Summa Cum Laude; later, I earned a Master's degree in Correctional Therapy...and I am still behind the mic at the local 911 dispatching center. The job is hard, but I want to move onto helping inmates become the people that they have always wished they could become. However, I feel too guilty to leave due to my ideas of what loyalty is. Many people worked hard to train me, and now I panic at the thought of pursing my dreams as someone that helps others pursue their dreams. Ugh.


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