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GMCmedic

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Say what?!
Apparently yellow came first. The watermelon were used to is the product of generations of selective cross pollination.

This is almost like eating watermelon with honey on it.
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Fezman92

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What a wonderful start to the work week. Get to work, find out that we’re in a van, I can’t see over the dash that well so I have to sit on sheets. Then the one we find out that there’s no main O2 because apparently there’s a leak. Go to the only other truck that’s in service. Only one headlight is working. So now we’re waiting for maintenance to replace the broken headlight. Good old AMR.
 

ffemt8978

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Reading "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" about Taffy 3 and the Battle Off Samar...one of the greatest David vs Goliath battles in naval history.
 

Fezman92

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Should I wait until after hurricane season to apply for a full time ER tech job? I don’t want to get the job and then go “oh sorry but I have to leave for at least a month because of a FEMA deployment.”
 

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Reading "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" about Taffy 3 and the Battle Off Samar...one of the greatest David vs Goliath battles in naval history.

If you’re interested in naval matters, Dan Carlin has an excellent podcast and he interviewed Tom Hanks about Greyhound recently. A good listen & even better if you have read The Good Shepherd by CS Forester.
 

GMCmedic

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Should I wait until after hurricane season to apply for a full time ER tech job? I don’t want to get the job and then go “oh sorry but I have to leave for at least a month because of a FEMA deployment.”
Which do you want more? As far as I know deployments aren't forced or required, and they aren't as common as you might think. The only reason you would go is if you chose too, that's even assuming your shop allowed you to go.
 

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ffemt8978

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If you’re interested in naval matters, Dan Carlin has an excellent podcast and he interviewed Tom Hanks about Greyhound recently. A good listen & even better if you have read The Good Shepherd by CS Forester.
Been listening to youtuber Drachinfel while driving...very informative
 

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There was a really good podcast called what we saw: the cold war
 

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Should I wait until after hurricane season to apply for a full time ER tech job? I don’t want to get the job and then go “oh sorry but I have to leave for at least a month because of a FEMA deployment.”
There is almost no chance that your new, full time employer is going to let you go on a FEMA deployment.
 

DesertMedic66

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There is almost no chance that your new, full time employer is going to let you go on a FEMA deployment.
Usually since you are considered a federal employee at the time of deployment, your full time job is required to let you go to the deployment without any repercussions.
 

Tigger

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Usually since you are considered a federal employee at the time of deployment, your full time job is required to let you go to the deployment without any repercussions.
That has certainly never been the case with the part time AMR people here. There is no reimbursement for backfilling those positions as a FEMA contractor, so what incentive does your full time employer have to pay overtime to get your shifts covered?
 

DesertMedic66

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That has certainly never been the case with the part time AMR people here. There is no reimbursement for backfilling those positions as a FEMA contractor, so what incentive does your full time employer have to pay overtime to get your shifts covered?
There is no incentive which is why there are protections for it.

When I joined Cal-Mat, CA Medical Assistance Team, I had to have my employer sign a form that said in the event I am deployed on a mission they are required to give me the time away from work without utilizing PTO/Sick time and that since I was acting on behalf of the state they could not remove me from my current position or have me face repercussions. It also stated some laws on it. I’ll see if I can find those also.

AMR was also able to provide us with pretty much the same information when we went on deployments if needed.

Here is the CA specific law: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=LAB&sectionNum=230.3

if I recall correctly when AMR activates their FEMA teams the employees are now considered federal employees or contractors which means they are protected by USERRA Laws.
 
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