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Jim37F

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Since we can't just sign up for OT, we have to bid in open OT shifts (because priority goes to guys on different shifts working their own truck, then their own station, then within the Battalion, so you have to bid because the further away from your regular home Station the more likely you can get bumped for the OT shift lol) and so even though I didn't necessarily want this much, I ended up with 36hrs worth of OT this 4 day.

A 24hr shift (at our Bn HQ station) and a 12hr back at my regular station. Basically no 4 day, or sleep in days but hey, I'll take the paycheck that comes with it! Lols

Anyways, I'm at the HQ and the Chiefs Aid comes up to me and is like "Yeah, the other guy who put in the needs in the OT system messed up, what they really need at your station that 12 hr is a Captain not a FF1... but we have an opening here that day so just leave your stuff here and come back!"

Like, OK, that's one way to work it out haha, I doubt I'd have bid on both shifts there, and I was half tempted to erase my other bids (the one that got the 24hr) because I knew I was virtually guaranteed to get that 12hr at my home station, now I'm kinda glad I didn't erase 'em, mightve ended up losing out on the OT entirely!
 

VentMonkey

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4 scenes on a 24, spread out just enough so it wasn’t a standup 24 hour shift, so that’s cool.

All scenes means all my charts. I’m definitely glad to see a few days off.

Summer hasn’t even (officially) kicked off yet...
 

ffemt8978

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I'm on my first home time in 11 months...taking a while to get used to sitting in a chair that isn't vibrating in time with the engine.
 

DesertMedic66

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4 scenes on a 24, spread out just enough so it wasn’t a standup 24 hour shift, so that’s cool.

All scenes means all my charts. I’m definitely glad to see a few days off.

Summer hasn’t even (officially) kicked off yet...
So nurses do all the IFT charts and the medic does all the scene ones?
 

VentMonkey

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So nurses do all the IFT charts and the medic does all the scene ones?
Yes. We can add and subtract things from each other’s PCR if needed, but typically this is how we’ll go about charting.
 

GMCmedic

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We're like 90/10 IFT to scene. I'd love that system, but as it stands, it's my turn for the middle of the night chart.
 

DesertMedic66

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Yes. We can add and subtract things from each other’s PCR if needed, but typically this is how we’ll go about charting.
Ouch. That can suck if you have back to back calls
 

StCEMT

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Day one of my cardio focused block. Been a while. That sucked. 7 months until my elk hunt though, so there is time to remedy that.
 

VentMonkey

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Ouch. That can suck if you have back to back calls
It’s alright. I can knock most charts out rather fast. The nurses charting on the other hand seems rather laborious.
We're like 90/10 IFT to scene. I'd love that system, but as it stands, it's my turn for the middle of the night chart.
We’re about 70/30 scene to IFT. Or have been lately. Needless to say an occasional IFT doesn’t hurt my feels.
 

VentMonkey

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That time when you’re waiting at a red light and there’s a cop right behind you then you get to thinking— what did I forget to do?...

Ah ha! Gotta pay my vehicle registration. Thanks Johnny Law.
 

Jim37F

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Feel a *tiny* bit like a ping pong ball today.
So my overtime recall, that was originally at my home station but was changed to stay at the Bn HQ station? I show up, and as I'm walking in the door they're like "we actually need you to go up and work the next Station up the road"

Oh OK, not a huge deal, start grabbing my gear (since I just left it there from the other day) and just before I head out they're like "Oh wait no, we need you to go to this other Station (back towards where I live)

So from supposed to work 20, to 41, to 16, now at station 30 (Engine and Quint and there's 6 of us total here instead of the usual 8-10 haha), but the guys who are out at a class are supposed to be coming back later this afternoon so they may just have me go back to my home station again lol
 

Jim37F

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Well no ping pong back to my home station, but I did bounce on over from the Engine to the Quint when those guys came back lol
 

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