The contrast from one event to another is very interesting in the first responder world. I feel it has a huge part to do with acute stress that first responders build. This is just one example of the 1000’s I’ve had. It was the latest. I would love to hear others from any first responders. […]
I’m pretty sure that among the majority of men there are standard procedures for certain things. One of those things are microwaves. I can’t remember one time in my 20+ years in the fire service that I didn’t have to reset a microwave before I could use it. 3 seconds left…..
Everytime I post about leadership, I wonder if I sound like a complete idiot. Sharing how I feel I try to manage things isn’t easy. What if I’ve got it totally wrong? When if the people I work with really just hate my guts? I will just sound like a fool. I know I’m not […]
While I was skimming through Pinterest I saw this quote posted by hhtp://hyplyrikz.com and it immediately jumped out at me. Looking back over my years as a middle manager I feel like this quote encompasses the route I tried to take when I made this rank. It hasn’t been easy, but I feel like my team and […]
Sometimes you have to come to grips with the fact that things aren’t much different than before. It’s just a different version of hell. “Things will be better”, my ass. All the same old crap with zero actual changes. Stagnant. Repeat. Same old shit. I would be interested in seeing the turnover rate of women […]
Well, it happened. I lost my shit on a call. Luckily I didn’t cuss anyone in particular out. But I was hot. And I had to leave before I punched someone in the throat. (Not really…well, maybe….) I took a mother to see her dead child. And within a second of being able to touch […]
https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/10155294793981939/ She nails it! Just be prepared, when you speak up not only for yourself but for those around, some of the “fools” might not like it. Some find they need to “put you in your place”. They won’t hesitate to use how you are as a woman to humilate you. And they won’t ever […]
The following are some vehicle wrecks my coworkers and I have encountered that make you go “Hmmmmm…..”. “That’s not good.” “How are we going to get this done?” “How the hell did they manage that?” “We are going to be pushing the limits of this person’s golden hour.” “This sucks.” “How are they even alive?” […]
This is short. I just need to vent. My 10 year old told me this morning that she needs more “sports” bras because, well, they give her more “support”. What the hell!!!???
It’s been a minute since I’ve published anything. I’ve been writing, just not posting. Some of my writing is too heavy and might worry people in my life so I don’t share it. I also work in an environment where every word I say is scrutinized or shared and usually twisted. So I have to […]