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PotatoMedic

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I'm ordering a giant pretzel with beer cheese to eat at work!
 

Fezman92

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EpiEMS

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That FTO thread is scaring me even more about private services…
 

GMCmedic

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EMs God's willing, IF I get off at 8am, I'm off to deer camp for 5 days

If I get off after 8 I'll still go to camp. I'll just be a little salty.
 

DesertMedic66

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We just got the quantum blood warmer. This thing looks fancy.
We are looking into those as our buddy lites aren’t cutting it. Not sure if we will have the budget in 2022 for it as we are still buying sapphires and are getting Hamiltons.
 

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We are looking into those as our buddy lites aren’t cutting it. Not sure if we will have the budget in 2022 for it as we are still buying sapphires and are getting Hamiltons.
We already switched to the sapphires , there was talk of going to the Hamilton but I haven't heard anything else.
 

DesertMedic66

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We already switched to the sapphires , there was talk of going to the Hamilton but I haven't heard anything else.
We have only partly switched. Right now all bases have at least 2 sapphires with some having more. We have 4 MiniMeds and 4 sapphires at my base currently.
 

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EpiEMS

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Those scenarios are far from exclusive to private services.

And I suppose not exclusive to EMS. It just boggles the mind how many places think it is ok to just take somebody who is a high performing (or just plain long-tenured) individual contributor and give them people to manage or train without any education in it.
 

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And I suppose not exclusive to EMS. It just boggles the mind how many places think it is ok to just take somebody who is a high performing (or just plain long-tenured) individual contributor and give them people to manage or train without any education in it.
Not just boggle…scary.
 

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And I suppose not exclusive to EMS. It just boggles the mind how many places think it is ok to just take somebody who is a high performing (or just plain long-tenured) individual contributor and give them people to manage or train without any education in it.

almost every business. Restaurants. Manufacturing. Office workers. Sales. And private EMS.

See also: the Peter Principle.
 

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And I suppose not exclusive to EMS. It just boggles the mind how many places think it is ok to just take somebody who is a high performing (or just plain long-tenured) individual contributor and give them people to manage or train without any education in it.
People are generally promoted to the level of their incompetence.
 

EpiEMS

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almost every business. Restaurants. Manufacturing. Office workers. Sales. And private EMS.

See also: the Peter Principle.

Personal experience, larger companies seem to be more careful? But definitely agree it seems pervasive. Scary to see in public safety in particular though.
 

GMCmedic

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I need to drink something other than coffee when I'm at deer camp. Apparently you can't just call it dirty water and magically stay hydrated.
 
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ffemt8978

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I need to drink something other than coffee when I'm at deer camp. Apparently you can't just call it dirty water and magically stay hydrated.
That's why I always carry some powdered Gatorade with me when out camping. Also helps cover the taste of some of the water purification tablets I use.
 

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