Any emergency dispatchers out there? I hate my job….

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MeeShell:  aww that sucks.. So just clarifying youre a paramedic? I know what you mean, im an emergency RN have been for 3 years so far and its all i know. High stress and long CRAZY hours (just come back from a 12 hour). You kinda sound like before i did the following:

– took leave for about a week. Did nothing but pamper and enjoy myself

– dropped ny hours to 64 hrs/fortnight..

– start talking to other people in terms of how they felt about work.

 

unfortunately in our clinical setting, its part of the job to be stressed but!!! It really doesnt help that the people at work are mean. Im lucky cos even tho we have some douches at work there are more lovely people. 

not sure if this can be done in nz, but is there another ambulance service you can transfer to? Or is it mainly the job and type of work that gets you?

can i jst say how much i admire paramedics! Yes we also see blood and guts and shock peoples hearts but you guys are in the front line, you seriously dont know what will happen out in an uncontrolled environment! That requires bravery… 

Post # 4
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1179 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I feel fo you, I’m not a dispatcher but my girlfriend is and your experience sounds so similar to hers. She hates the job but the money is so good I don’t think she would be able to find another job that will pay her as much. It’s like a double punch because you have the stress of the job & the stress of the people. I don’t have any advice for you really but you should be focusing on your health. I hope you feel better (((hugs))))

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My MOH is (police/fire/EMS dispatcher) and she’s looking to get out. She’s waiting until she locks in her pension to leave. She hated working nights, hated that she was forced to cover for people who took time off or when they quit, hated the stress of the calls, etc. She actually applied on a whim, since she was 20 at the time with zero experience, but got the job and made good money (bought and completely renovated a house). She kept going to school, graduated, and has done a million other things since, but she really wants to get out and be a personal trainer. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MeeShell:  I am a police dispatcher! I used to work in an environment similar to yours but left for a smaller department with less drama. Not really my dream job but the money is good and I have found my passion as a wedding planner, so I also do that on the side ( my planner hired me on for contract work). I feel you though, my Fiancé still works at the place I left and he hates it. Everyone is so dramatic and out to get one another! It’s absolutely ridiculous! He has been searching for a new job for over a year now since he graduated but cannot seem to land a job that ISNT dispatching though he has a biology degree 🙁 I really hate that he has to deal with that stress, especially when the job is stressful at times in itself!

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

I’m a firefighter. Totally get how you feel. Remeber, your saving lives. how rewarding is that?!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

@MeeShell:  I absolutely love my job 🙂 some days are more of a struggle, but all in all, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

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