It was today, 13-years ago I walked into the Police Department and it was my first day as a Dispatcher. It seems like it was just yesterday. I remember feeling so nervous. I had no idea what I was doing and was not comfortable with the idea of being the lifeline for these 100 Officers … Continue reading Thirteen Years
My job is kind of like fight club. First rule of fight club is you can't talk about fight club. And the second rule of fight club, you can't talk about fight club. Get where I'm going here - I cannot really talk about my job as a Police Dispatcher. ESPECIALLY on the internets. If … Continue reading The Police Cannot Fix Poor Parenting
How do you deal with overachievers? I want to say an overachiever is is not annoying. But I have yet to meet one that is not annoying. Like obnoxiously annoying. Are all overachievers one-uppers? I feel like that is a personality requirement. I went to sleep early last night. I went to sleep early last … Continue reading Overachievers.
Fuck a 9-5, Monday thru Friday work schedule. Approximately one year ago, exactly, I was waiting for the news that there was a new hire and I would be able to come off a rotating schedule and onto a more "normal" schedule. It was not ideal, instead of 9-5 or even 8-4, the hours are … Continue reading 40 hours a week is a nightmare.
I am a bleeding heart. I am also a pretty tough cookie. I have no time for excuses and do not want to hear your bullshit, for the most part. But ultimately I find myself feeling really bad for the people who know no better. This last week has been a little rough at work. … Continue reading Hurt People, Hurt People