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the 100% directionless thread

Discussion in 'EMS Lounge' started by KEVD18, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. VFlutter

    VFlutter Flight Nurse

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    Flight companies lying about ETAs is so infuriating.
     
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  2. Akulahawk

    Akulahawk EMT-P/ED RN Community Leader

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    You blinked. That's what happened...
     
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  3. DesertMedic66

    DesertMedic66 Forum Troll

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    We have a local large flight company that does that also.
     
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  4. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    We have a flight company that will say yes to any call. Show up late and then figure out how to transport the patient without the equipment they said they could use/had.
     
  5. Old Tracker

    Old Tracker Forum Captain

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    Best one I've used was Native Air. The other 2 available now are at best, "meh."
     
  6. Lo2w

    Lo2w Forum Captain

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    Appreciated the SNF helping us get our patient on the cot. Until I had to untie the cot strap from the side rail and buckle it appropriately.
     
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  7. ViolynEMT

    ViolynEMT Forum Chiefess

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    I'm *blank* years old. How did THAT happen?
     
  8. Akulahawk

    Akulahawk EMT-P/ED RN Community Leader

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    Ya don't want to know... though I suspect the onset of it is quite insidious and relentless.
     
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  9. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    I'm finally at a point where I can say I really, really like my job. It's challenging and rewarding. I lucked into a good one.
     
  10. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    Need to find that kinda gem. I absolutely love my job....my management, not so much...
     
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  11. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    What have I done... got into an argument on Facebook with some dude over whether or a gold fringe on a flag means anything or not (it doesn't)
     
  12. Old Tracker

    Old Tracker Forum Captain

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  13. Seirende

    Seirende Forum Captain

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    Catsitting for a friend. We temporarily have a ratio of three cats to two people.
     
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  14. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey calpuleque Premium Member

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    Fixed it for ya’.
     
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  15. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic King of the Improbable

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    I’m applying to some adjunct teaching jobs in the Houston area and planning certs, CE, etc. but I’ve hit a professional wall @ Creek. Need to change something. Keeping a lookout for the right answer.
     
  16. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    You're limited by location. There's a LOT of good EMS leadership jobs out there. People are retiring and lots of dinosaurs are being forced out by changing cultures. I get hit up by a headhunter every few weeks or so. Nothing I'm particularly interested in leaving for, but it's nice to have options.

    And before you ask, no. I won't share info on who the headhunting group is. They have to seek you out. You can't go to them. It's all about relationships. Network, network, network.
     
  17. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic King of the Improbable

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    It is challenging, but I can’t complain too hard. A lot of why I’m still in Houston is my wife’s job and that they pay me decently well here. And there’s something to be said for assembling pay and experience first.
     
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  18. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    A few years at an agency isn't a bad thing... but you need to stop taking jobs as a medic and hoping to get promoted to a leadership spot. You need to move directly into one. It's very difficult to coach the team that you were just playing on.
     
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  19. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic King of the Improbable

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    I’m finding that out. Especially when the current local leadership is hand-picking their successors and leaves no room for anything
     
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  20. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey calpuleque Premium Member

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