Just went to Chick-Fil-A for dinner. Apparently they have a Fire/EMS discount...my $7.38 meal turned into $4.33 after a $3.98 discount I never knew they had, I was just too lazy to take off my uniform shirt on my way home lol, might have to stop there more often haha
probably sounds kind of weird but im starting to feel like a real medic, it actually started after my first code but today we had a couple of good cardiac calls and i think i did well...im not 100% comfortable yet, but getting there.
My favorite shift is 0530-1730. Either that or a swing shift like 1300-0100 like TJ said. I also really enjoy my 16s. 4 days off every week is definitely nice, the only thing I wish was different about my shift line would be a 4-6-8 start time rather than a 6-8-10 start time. Getting off at 0200 is a little late fora 16 hour shift.
I was just thinking about how I would probably like 16 hour shifts. I think the end of the shift would kinda suck, but I would love the 4 days off. I used to do 3 on, 4 off, 4 on, 3 off. That was all right. The 4th day felt kinda rough. I am gonna be doing 4x a week every week now. Always Thursday-Sunday. Always 3 days off only. :[
This is my last week of being part time. I had somebody ask me awhile ago if I would pick up a shift on 2/26 and 2/27 1800-0600. I said yes. Another person asked me to pick up a very nice shift on 2/28 0645-1845. I didn't think about 2/26 and 2/27 being at night. That means that I would get off one of my nights on 2/28 at 0600 and get back on 45 minutes later at 0645! When I realized my mistake, I tried giving away the Saturday shift, but nobody would pick it up. I thought I was doomed, but the scheduler called me this morning and said that I wasn't suppose to be on that unit for some reason and took me off. She then offered to put me on another unit (that is known to be super slow and at a very nice station). Start time is 0700 at a different from station from where I get off. It's normally 24 hours (because it is slow), but the scheduler said I would only be scheduled 12 hours of it. I hesitated, but decided to take the shift, lol. Now I kinda feel dumb. Knowing my luck, it's gonna be the one day it's busy. I wish I said no even though I really like the shift.
I am not a fan of 24 hour shifts unless they are super slow shifts. I think 24s are dangerous.