Recently, Jennifer of Braymere Custom Saddlery hosted a photo scavenger hunt on her blog. Initially I was going to do it and even had come up with what I believed to be pretty good and unique ideas, but then I saw several others had similar ideas and had done a better job at executing them than I would have done so I decided not to participate. I did, however, come up with what I thought to believe was a rather unique photo for the category Scale Issues. Most people used two different sized horses and others used bathroom scales. Myself...I used a Schleich Alligator and a Clydesdale Stablemate...kind of a double meaning for Scale Issues since I used an animal that has scales and a tiny version of one of the largest breeds
On Thursday I got to work and when I opened my Lotus Notes there was an invitation from my supervisor for a one on one plus an email from him. His email said he wanted to talk to me about an opportunity he had for me. Well, that was at about 6:30am that I saw that and the meeting wasn't until 1:00pm so that gave me several hours to wonder what it was he wanted to speak with me about. I came up with several scenarios ranging from 'yes, please' such as trying out to see if we could work from home like some of the other units and moving upstairs where the bigger desks and fewer people are to 'welll...' such as helping with our unit profile we need to do for our next division meeting to 'uh, no thanks' which would be learning the recently vacated Recovery position or cross-train outside our unit. Well, it turned out to be the Recovery job. He doesn't want to risk hiring outside the company for fear they would quit or use it as an opportunity to get somewhere else in the company and he'd be back to square one. He was quite excited about the possibility that I'd be interested and sid everyone in the Lead team was confident I would be perfect for it. The funny thing is that he used the things that should keep me where I'm at as reasons for why I'd be good for the job: speed, accuracy and dependability. He even said I was one of his best processors. So why do you want to move ne somewhere else that those skills wouldn't be used? Anyway, I told him I'd think about it since he said I had the option of saying no and I even did a job shadow on Friday, but I already knew my answer...For the most part I like my job and I know I'm good at it. He often tells me as much. And while I didn't want to disappoint him, I knew I wouldn't be happy in the other position and I'd end up being resentful so today I told him I didn't want the job. He said he understood and everything is fine...let's just hope he means that. I'd hate for all of them to start treating me different because I turned it down.
So...I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but I was an EMT for 8 years. Even worked for an ambulance company and a fire department, although all I did for them was deliver supplies and mail, but I got the job because I was an EMT at the time. Maybe some day I'll share a couple of funny stories. Anyway, like many EMTs and Paramedics, I really enjoyed watching the show Emergency! and since I was just a kid when it was on, I didn't know much about pre-hospital medicine. When I became an EMT the show wasn't on or being shown in re-runs. It is, however, being shown as re-runs now and I have been able to watch the first half of it daily when I get home from work. Some days, I have to wonder WHY I am watching it since I am often yelling at the TV. First of all, the way they lift people up off the ground to put them on a stretcher...they grab them by the arms and legs and lift. Someone who is blown 20 feet off a 2nd floor landing by an explosion doesn't get full body immobilization but someone with an alĺergic reaction does. John Gage and Roy DeSoto can do EVERYthing...high angle rescues, mountain rescues, trench rescues and SCUBA accidents. They all fight fires without an SCBA/oxygen mask. The only doctors at Rampart seem to be Kelly Brackett, Joe Early and Dr Morton, who apparently doesn't have a first name. And let's not forget Nurse Dixie McCall. No matter what time of day it is Squad 51 has to call Rampart, Drs Brackett and Early are there as well as Nurse McCall. And in addition to John and Roy being able to do everything under the sun, apparently the doctors can do everything as well. Today they performed Open Heart Surgery in an exam room because nobody in Cardiology was available. I'm sorry, but going to Medical School doesn't mean you can handle every type of condition that comes into your Emergency Department. Maybe back in the 70s it was different, but nowadays you have to have had that extra training to be able to perform open heart surgery. I just have to keep reminding myself that the show took place and was filmed in the 70s. A LOT has changed in Pre-hospital care. Oh well. I'll still watch the show.
I guess that's it for now. The big Arabian show starts Wednesday or Thursday. I'll go next week. I'm going to miss seeing all the horse trailers going by my office building. Pima Center is right off the freeway many of them take to get to the show grounds and Gainey Center is almost two miles away from that freeway. There's rumors that we will be temporarily moved back to the Pima Center, but it won't be until after the show and we'll likely have been moved back to Gainey before the show next year. The company I work for is a subsidiary of a very large company and that company has decided that they want all of their subsidiaries to be under one name and they want all the people to be grouped together according to their job titles so it's rumored we'll be moved to Pima to remodel one of the Gainey buildings then move the entire division to that building but who knows if or when that'll happen.
Anyway, have a good night!