I know the feeling. Had to replace a battery in my car; Euronightmare engine design, everything is crammed. A total of 2 hours spent on something that ordinarily takes 20 min. Nothing gets done easy, ever.
Somewhat in line with my previous post:
Why people buy a Chinese product for 1/2 the price of one made in US and expect it to be a perfect drop-in fit ? Isn’t it obvious that, unless stated otherwise, it’ll be a) Metric and b) barebone ? And then they keep ragging on it in reviews because...
On the subject of water heaters. If your new house has an electrical boiler, I wholeheartedly recommend replacing it ASAP with a tankless gas operated one. I’ve installed it in ours within a month of moving in. It’s gonna cost you somewhere around $800 (if you do it yourself), but the savings...
If it’s the call volume or the nature of the calls - bid out of that shift. I’ve had something similar happening to me (barring the lack of compassion, I never stopped caring for the patients who deserve it); moved on to a different shift, re-evaluated my options.
Not using their heads, and getting all worked up when others call them out. For example, I don’t care how long you’ve been on the job or what letter there is in your abbreviated title - if you try to stick a thermometer probe in a mouth of an altered or nauseated pt, I’ll bite your head off.
While on the subject of cooking, I’d like endorse the Instant Pot. It’s head & shoulders above the traditional rangetop pressure cooker and has fantastic outcomes.
(No, I’m not being paid to advertise it.)