Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Anniversary ...

... to me! Today marks the 7th year of my employment with American Ambulance. Seven years of working some crazy shifts, taking a few interesting 911 calls in amongst the standard stuff, and oftentimes wanting to pull my hair out as I try to figure out where on earth I am going to possibly fit another call on the spreadsheet without pushing my road crews totally over the edge. A former co-worker once compared this job to a game of Tetris and he was pretty spot-on!

Obviously American wasn't my first job and working EMS has certainly been an eye-opener at times but in spite of the craziness and the stress I can honestly say that I like my job; the reason for that being I have met some truly wonderful people during the course of my career and they are what make the job what it is.

I never set out in life to be an Emergency Medical Dispatcher but I am and I can't think of another place I'd rather be doing it than where I am in spite of the occasional grumbling! So let's see what the next seven years brings, shall we??

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I never once thought I'd be doing what I'm doing either. But I'm one of the few people I know that loves their job 99% of the time!

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  2. Congrats!

    People really do make or break a job. It's a joy to work with good coworkers that have your back.

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  3. Congrats! You do valuable work. We had occasion to call poison control last night, so all you emergency folks ROCK! My hat is off to you.

    Got to write up last night's excitement and get it posted. I need a nap though!

    Big hugs...

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  4. Congratulations! Doing A Job You Enjoy and is Worthwhile as well.
    Best Wishes
    Tony.

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  5. Happy Anniversary Linda. It's wonderful to love what you do. I so remember.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

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  6. Well congratulations and Happy Anniversary! :)

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  7. happy anniversary honey!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  8. Seven good years, Linda. It's a fine job.

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  9. Congrats! You've done good...

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  10. Happy Anniversary, Linda! I have yet to make that marker. I think 3 and a half years with one employer was my max :)

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  11. I was here yesterday and totally didn't leave a CONGRATULATIONS!!
    My bad... I shall kicketh myself ineth me ath...

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  12. I don't think I've ever had a job I really, really loved. Working for my parents was a cake walk, but I didn't know it then.
    Congratulations to you and thanks for the job you do.

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  13. Congrats! Your job is valuable and I know you do it well. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!

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