getting disillusioned with my job as a firefighter. i have to spend half my life away from my family (working 4 or 5 days and nights at a time), and much as i try to develop myself into management, theres too many people after too few posts, and i seem to be well down the 'pecking order'. from being a crew manager on the retained side, and doing external management courses in my own time, ive been forced to give that up, and now just settle for firefighter doing a shift system thats affecting the family. there doesnt seem to be anywhere for me to go now.
you only get one life, and with that in mind, i want to start looking at whats out there (if anything) and put my cv about. ive got an engineering / aerospace background, and could possibly go back to that, but id feel like i was going backwards going back to factory work.
i think im a good man-manager, and with the management course ive done, plus experience of managing crews and incidents, id prefer something with more responsibility.
google brings up a few jobsites, but ive no idea which ones are any good really. do i just stick my cv on them all and see what comes back, or are some far better than others?
EDIT: also just completed an ITTT teaching english abroad course, so thats a consideration too, but not sure the whole family are ready to move yet.