If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.
Mike had fallen on some hard times recently, regardless, he will be sorely missed. He was one of the best firefighters I had the pleasure of working with and learning from; always ready to lend a hand or mess around - station life was much more exciting and fun with Mike on duty.I will always value the firefighter he was...
I will also miss Mike Watson. Yes he did have some problems. He was a friend of mine here and in Hanover..we are starting the second day now and not a simple e-mail from ANYONE from fire admin.....why? SHAME ON ALL OF YOU...he was our brother....my name is zack
RIP brother. All past issues aside, he was a firefighter and a member of the RFD family.
Please only post the funeral details and nothing else. There isn't any sense in putting out anything else. Most everyone already knows the details.
Your right, no sense in paying/saying your respects for a former RFD firefighter who was good at what he did while he was here.Sheesh, what were we thinking?
I believe what was meant, was, yes Mike was a great fireman and friend to a lot. But, let's not go into the reasons why he has left us so early in life. Most everyone on the job knows the details. There really any sense on putting it into writing and diminishing his name or his standing in everyone's eyes at all.I know the facts but I am not writing them out in this forum or any other social medium. I have more respect for Mike, his family and those who worked close to and with him.
I knew Mike many years, fight fires, bandaged many wounds together, and laughed and cried over many things, good guy, he never passed judgement on others, Rest in PeaceJIM PERDUE
Does anyone have any info on what we should wear if we are attending the funeral?