When people call you "JUST A VOLUNTEER"

nick Joseph

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Does it annoy anyone else when people say " oh you're JUST a volunteer? " or you're not a "real emt" cus you're not paid? Like people outside of EMS who don't know anything about it. I guess they don't understand its all the same ..
 

RocketMedic

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What you are experiencing is the backlash of membership in what is often a proudly unreliable, ignorant and entitled group.
 

Aprz

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I'm paid. Maybe they are saying it because they are shocked that they received excellent patient care from someone who is unpaid to do it? :)
 

COmedic17

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Why do you care so much about what people think and say?
 

RebelAngel

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Never heard anything like that. Maybe it's because our area relies so heavily on volunteer ems and fire organizations.
 

TransportJockey

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Never heard it locally. But we've made the improvement of not having volunteer services for the most part in my areas
 
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