Thursday, September 3, 2009

Meanwhile ... Back at Work ...

Due to losing another dispatcher at work, my schedule has been shuffled around a little bit (again) in order to try to fill in some of the blanks. My new schedule has me doing an evening shift on Wednesdays and then turning around 8 hours later to come back in for a double-shift on Thursdays. It's not anywhere near as bad as it sounds as that's the nature of emergency dispatching from time to time but I get the feeling I'm going to be looking a lot like this most Thursday mornings ...

Granted, I'll be wearing a uniform but I think you get the idea!

Still working on that Baltimore post but I hope to have it up and running by tomorrow provided I can stay awake long enough when I get home tonight to put the finishing touches on it. In the meantime while I'm dispatching ambulances, I hope everyone has a great Thursday no matter what you find yourself doing!


Comment moderation has been turned on for a little while just so's you know!


  1. Dispatch the ambulance to the anonymous commenter above and have them give him some chill pills. Geez.

    Love your LOL! Sorry you're spread rather thin. Do you mean you get 8 hours sleep, or it's only 8 hours between shifts? Yikes. I couldn't do that without being very crabilated. Just saying.

  2. Anonymous8:54 AM EDT

    We'll get you in a good mood. Can't wait for Saturday....

    Yes, you can haz coffee... the WHOLE pot!

  3. Well I know exactly how you feel. Obviously the anonymous poster has NO idea what it is like in any emergency field. He or she probably works an 8 hour shift pushing papers or maybe does not have a job at all and is jealous. Either way, hang in there Linda, we will only be doing theses shifts for the next 6 or 8 months.

  4. Good luck with it Linda - all you dispatchers do a fantastic job. :)

  5. I so remember those double-back shifts. I hated them. I did a ton of them over the years too. Felt like the walking dead most of the time.

    Have all the coffee you can honey. I feel for you.

    Have a terrific day in spite of the long hours and lack of sleep. Big hug. :)

  6. comment moderation??!!

    sigh, well I guess MY comments'll never get through your rigorous screening process!


    I been looking that same way before work all week, but the answer is no...I'm not allowed coffee, damn the luck!

    oh crap, I missed a troll???? what'd he say?? Since you get 4,364,982 comments to each post I never read all your comments...maybe I should start, might be entertaining...

  7. Lois stole my comment! Great minds think alike, I guess.

    Have a great day, it's already almost over, right?!

  8. Thursday is when you're in for the long haul...lots of coffee required!

  9. Poor baby. That is just not fair at all. Not at all. Hang in there!

  10. no coffee for me with the stress test... buggers!

    smiles, bee

  11. Anonymous10:40 PM EDT

    Whoa. Bless your heart! I simply coould not make it on that little sleep. I get major headaches when I don't get enough zzzzz's.

    Take care of you.


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