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!

P.S.,

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

11 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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. :)

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  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...

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

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

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

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

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

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxo

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  11. 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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