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vijaykumar's picture
on October 24, 2008 - 9:27pm

I work nights. That in and of itself should tell you how my life's going. Basically it should say that I'm crazy. VERY crazy. Because not only do I work nights, I work nights as an EMT on the street. It's getting cold, people seem to be getting stupider, and on days like this I just don't want to be here. But saving lives can't just be put on the back burner.

Maybe there's a little reward in my job - like when you comfort that 3 year old's mother as her baby seizes in front of her unexplainably, or when you lovingly tuck in an elderly patient that has no other family members to love them, or when you get stopped on the street by random gangsters who say, "Thank you," to your utter surprise (while you are curled in the fetal position hoping they won't kill you). Yes, there is reward in it. But nights like these just seem to drag. :(

Do you love your job?

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