Not that I have one to work off. One of my job, when I started there last year the guys swore they were going to make me fat. Well, they have failed so far because not only are they not making me fat, I seem to weigh less now. I’m one of those girls you hate because I can eat anything and everything and not gain an ounce. The difference between me and some of those girls though, I don’t go around calling myself fat. I also HATE that I can’t gain weight! I’m too freaking skinny and don’t like it at all!
Now with that said, I started my newest job this week. It has been my dream job! They keep telling us to be proud of ourselves, that not many people make it there. They picked us because we truly are the best in the field. Boy is the pressure on! I’m loving it! Loving the people, but the pressure…I’m freaking nervous! I’m afraid I don’t know enough, I’m afraid I’ll mess up, or not know the drugs or doses, or just…I’m fucking scared!!! But my man swears I know my stuff, that it all comes natural on a call, and that I was just born to be there. We shall see.
What does this job have to do with having no ass? Well ALL of my uniform had to be ordered! I’m too freaking small! They had no shirts, dress shirts, polos, pants, boots, job shirts, coats…NOTHING in my size! They didn’t even have gear for me for vehicle accidents and what not. It’s horrible! But other than that…I FREAKING LOVE IT!!!!! They people are great, the job is great, the Chief is really cool, the officer staff is awesome…I just love it! I’m SO happy with the job! I will tell you more about the pressures and stuff, but for now I need sleep. I’m stuck at hell job tomorrow…it’s going to ruin my week!
I have an app that allows me to track the money I make and the hours I work. For 2012 I worked an average of 88 hours PER week! And that was just my 3 primary paying jobs! Holy shit! That doesn’t include teaching hours and volunteer hours. The life of Fire/EMS just to pay your bills…
Merry Christmas!! While you’re celebrating with your families, I’m working. Been here since last Saturday night, I got home next Sunday morning…thank you 3 jobs. Hope you are enjoying your holidays!
When I am called to duty, God
whenever flames may rage,
Give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.
Help me to embrace a little child
Before it’s too late,
Or some older person
from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
and give the best in me,
To guard my neighbor
And protect his property.
And if according to Your will
I have to lose my life,
Please bless with Your protecting hand
My children and my wife
History of the Fireman’s Prayer
The only way he could find to ease the pain of such a tragedy was to sit down and put his thoughts on paper. The phrase, “enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout”, sends a chill up a firefighter’s spine as you imagine what he experienced on that fateful night. It was a particularly tough time for him as he had young children around the same age.While most accounts of the Firemen’s Prayer conclude with Author Unknown, the world renowned poem was written by Firefighter A.W. “Smokey” Linn. As a young firefighter in 1958 Linn and his crew responded to a fire in which three children were trapped behind security bars and died in the fire.
His granddaughter, Penny McGlachlin said that back then there were no grief counselors to help the firefighters. Penny believes this was an actual prayer from him, to god for the sake of his own family, the other fireman, and the families of the children.
Smokey joined the Wichita, Kansas Fire Department in 1947 after returning from World War 2. He retired in 1975 and became president of the local chapter of the Good Sam Camping Club. He passed away March 31, 2004 of complications following surgery.
The Fireman’s Prayer was originally published in a book called, “A Celebration of Poets” in 1958. The last copyright of the book was 1998. It is the family’s desire that the credit for the Firemen’s Prayer go to the author, A.W. Smokey Linn.
I was informed tonight that my idiot Captain, the same one mentioned before, has decided to push at making us union. Let’s discuss a few things here before we get to my opinion on unions.
First, we are slowly losing our ambulance service because of money. The city is actually talking about shutting us down and letting another service replace us. Well, this little union stunt only pushing them that much closer to it. In fact, they are already talking about shutting us down since they have found out. Next, I have NEVER been approached about joining the union and neither has anyone that is on the “Chief’s side” as this idiot Captain puts it. They only need 30% to agree for it to pass, I am NOT one of those 30%! All they are doing by making us union is guarantying that we will NOT have a job by the end of this year. They are so stupid! He’s feeding them lies and they are falling for it. They city doesn’t have money right now, pushing for more just means they cut us all together and let someone else take us over. When that someone else takes over, it means none of us will be kept around.
Now, about unions…I think they had a great purpose at one point in time, but that time is long over. Now they just collect your money and don’t do crap for anyone. I’m sorry, but someone putting a damn bolt onto a wheel should NOT be making $35/hour!! That’s why things are so expensive! And they should also not be paid $40+/hour to hold a sign in front of a business that says, “This business does not use union labor.” I will be sure to spend my money with that business because you know what…your too damn expensive! Of course they aren’t going to use you! Unions…your purpose is over now, you just too rethink your game plan because all your causing is more businesses to go out of business.
And while I’m at it pissing people off I’ll say this…I’m not racist, not at all! If you’re a bad person, I don’t give a damn what color or race you are, I don’t like you. If you’re a good person that works hard, then I like you no matter your race or color. People need to get over themselves!! They Jewish are not declaring a Jewish history month, or demanding special rights just because their PAST relatives had it rough! So the rest of you need to give it up! YOU were NOT a slave! So get over it and deal with it like everyone else! I think Jewish had it WAY worse than you slaves, so if anything they should be allowed a history month, special scholarships, special rights…this country is getting more screwed up by the day. But that is for another day, I’m tired. So…to be continued…