Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Year, New Job(s)?

Well, I found out on December 1 that I'd be laid off from my full time job. The joy of working for a corporate EMS provider. They decided we weren't going to be profitable in 2009. The swooped in and shut down our operation. December 31 was the last day. December 30 into December 31 was my last shift. I spent the morning of the 31 at the bar with coworkers who also worked night turn. We figured it was a fitting end.

So, as it stands now, I only work 12 days for the rest of the month of January. My part time jobs are all I have, while I sit and also collect severance from the big giant. I'm getting paid more to do less, currently. Sounds like a win-win to me!

4 comments:

Zumstin said...

If you are a paramedic and don't mind moving, I could most likely get you a job here. Go to www.emsaonline.com

Pay is competitive and it's a high call volume service so you won't get bored. Hell, they even have a sign on bonus that is pretty good. It's in Oklahoma.

Evil Transport Lady said...

Did you guys have a union? Just curious.

Kristin said...

#1. I'm an EMT, and no money to move anyway.

#2. Nope, no union. I hated the job anyway, so I'm not that torn up about it. Severance has me being paid through March anyhow.

FireMidget said...

You can try MMR/AMR/Rural Metro. Sometimes they will help relocate EMT's accross the country to a place they need them more as long as you are willing to work for X amount of time. IDK where you are, but I know AMR may also help you get into being a paramedic...

Sorry honey!