Comment 79986

By Shempatolla (registered) - website | Posted August 21, 2012 at 22:20:49 in reply to Comment 79937

Yes we eat until we're tired then sleep until we're hungry. I can see that you have drank the kool aid of ignorance. Can you define loafing?

I'm at work before you are out of bed, and I've done more before 9am than you do in a day. But you never hear about it, it doesn't get reported in the paper, it's not on the 6 o'clock news because most of it isn't glamourous or exciting or newsworthy. It's just my job.

Firefighters, Medics, Cops .... are not production workers. We don't get paid to make anything, fix anything, build anything. We get paid to show up, train, maintain our skills, and utilize them when necessary. I get it. It's a hard concept to grasp if you're used to going out and punching a clock and making 1000 widgets a day, or changing a transmission or or lay bricks. Our measures of success or accomplishment are different than the general public. For us a good day at work is when its quiet, because the alternative usually means misery for someone else. When we get to go home to our kids and spouses and not have to pretend we didn't see or do something horrible it's a bonus.

Rather than worry about how many hours you think we spend sleeping and eating and "loafing". Maybe you should just feel content and reassured that there are people who are around 24/7 that will show up without question whenever we are required to do whatever it takes to protect you, your family and your property.

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