I for one happen to agree with you. I've always maintained that it was a decent place to work, leadership was good enough, and it was a great experience.Sandpit Medic, a quick check of LinkedIn says Robert Ball is still there and Graham Stewart has moved on and it looks like he has gone back into the Army.
I have been watching this thread for a little while now and as someone who has actually worked for this organisation, its been pretty interesting watching some of the comments (mostly negative) and the comments about the leadership in particular.
I wouldn’t have their jobs for million dollars – it’s a very tough, uncertain and ever-changing business environment.
I can’t really comment on Robert Ball as I didn’t have too much to do with him, however; I was impressed with Graham Stewart; when I first arrived at the company he took the time to invite me into his office and ask me about myself, family and interests. He gave me a few pointers on life in the UAE and never hid the fact he wasn’t a Paramedic and that he was an “Operations Guy” first and foremost he relied on his experienced leadership group to provide him with advice.
Despite the uncertainty, complexity and challenges, I have heard that the company continues to deliver a reasonable BLS service in the North of country, which would be a pretty tough gig in that sort of environment.
Anyway, just my thoughts for what they are worth.
Be safe where ever you ride!
It sounds like NA is still around - some people have been waiting it’s demise for a while now....I for one happen to agree with you. I've always maintained that it was a decent place to work, leadership was good enough, and it was a great experience.
Double tap on Mr. Graham... I had a similar experience with him. Nothing negative.
Don't think it will close "for now" unless they become completely unprofitable, cut a lot of staff, but i think the northern emirates contract will stay in some shape or form.Wow - sounds like things have really gone down hill.
And the CEO gas left as well? So I wonder who is running the place now?
I had heard they had lost some major contracts and a lot of staff had left the company. Pretty much all the people I worked with are long gone.
There were some good people there, but there were some not so nice ones as well.
Do you think the company will close?
Losing CICPA is highly likely, lots of it to do with replacing good staff with worse staff by managers who didn't like them, which in turn made the officers deal with staff they're not familiar with, in the Arab world, this turns into people having negative thoughts and discussions about NA as a whole, which in turns make it less likely for them to renew.There were some really good people there when I was around, they must have all left by now.
The Supply Manager Miss Gaynor was tough but fair and Mr Graham always took time to say hello and seemed genuinely interested in people.
Its really quite a pity it’s turned out that way, it will be difficult if they lose CICPA.