Forum Ride Along
I just started working for this 911 company. about a month ago I started on the field with my partner. One my first day I met him and I told him this my first day off training and his facial expression changed in a bad way made me feel discouraged. He is a nice quiet younger guy but sometimes he makes smart remarks. I’m obviously new this my first emt job so I don’t know everything. At first he really didn’t help at first unless I asked him but now he tells me what to do all the time. Even when I’m doing patient care he takes over and I feel like I’m his assistant. He also messes up my routine. One time we had an AMA (refusal) and he told me to go cancel fire as they pull up but I’m the one who is supposed to be getting patient information since I’m the one with iPad. I didn’t get patients demographics because I was explaining to fire the situation. How come he didn’t go do that. He messed up my routine and report. I know I should be the one getting all the info but he tells me what to do and I am naive and scared chicken still since I’m new. I’m started to get frustrated because he does everything for me. He calls all the shots and I feel like I can’t learn on my own. Everytime I mess up he makes me feel dumb, he listens to my radio report to the hospital and makes me nervous and he literally tells me what to say and I mess up and look stupid and I start stuttering. When I do it alone I’m fine. When we go to a call he starts asking questions for example to the nurse while I’m talking to the patient and then I’ll ask the nurse and she tells me she already gave the report and I didn’t hear it so I ask him and he barely tells me anything. At this point I feel like I’m doing everything wrong, I feel discouraged and dumb and incapable of doing the job, self doubting myself. Im tired of feeling incompetent. I wish I had a new partner I would probably be a better emt. Or do I need to grow some and just don’t pay attention to him. What should I do?