Thursday, March 31, 2005

If It Ain't Broke...

Well, now I hear that "they" want do get rid of having districts. Admittedly, the city trucks work way more calls than do the 4th and 7th district trucks (usually). When you're in the 1st, 3rd, 5th or 6th, or in 2 or 12 (and now the Charity trucks) we all know that you should bring your lunch, cuz you'll likely be running your ass off.
Now they want to use the 4th and 7th district trucks all over the city. Has it been discussed that the reason we are able to run our asses off in the busy districts is because we get a little break usually by working the slower districts every couple of months?
I'm all about progress and change that is for the better, but having districts is one of the few things at NOHD that actually works! Don't mess with it! Wanna find something to mess with? How 'bout the lack of gloves? Or chemstrips?
P.S. Does it come as a shock to anyone that not having area assignments like "they" want to do is also the way they do it at Acadian?

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

New Poll - What a Wonderful World!

Ways To Make Everything Perfect Forever

What would make everything wonderful?

Scavenger hunt that ends with Michael Paxton in another state.
Electric air fresheners for the uniks.
Electric air fresheners for the patients.
Vigors required to buy drinks at ETOD.
Dancing wenches instead of 6232.
Daiquiri machine at Moss Street.
911 dispatch outsourced to call center in Calcutta.
Water cannons on the uniks.
Sirens play Barry Manilow.
Sequin gowns & high heels for uniforms.

 Current Results

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Would it hurt

We have begun a new era at NOHD. We now are not required to go to work and do that " useless " check off check. We now have the Rescue personnel to do this for us. They all along with some of the back up rescue guy's busted their tails in cleaning up the units, and setting them up ( with the supplies we have). Though some have taken the time to stop and say thanks or do you need a hand, for the most part there has been alot of complaining from crews. In the realm of I had to do something to my unit because it wasn't done for me. Damn spoiled in a week,huh. We all need to work together so this works let's not forget this.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Uniform Poll! Cast Your Vote!

What Do You Think of the New Uniforms?

How Do You Like the New Uniforms We're Trying?

I like them!
They're OK. Whatever.
I hate them! Don't make me wear it!

 Current Results

Monday, March 14, 2005

The New & Improved NOHD

Well, as I was getting off work this morning the new BTOD stuff was going into effect. If you have't yet experienced it, it's... well... an experience. One truck got up on time. Which is actually really good for day watch, come to think of it!
Now I know that the first day of a new procedure is hardly the best time to judge its performance. But I can just foresee a thousand different kinds of monkey wrenches that could get thrown into the finely-tuned machinery that is NOHD.
Anyhow, I give this new BTOD stuff 2 or 3 days before everything collapses into chaotic whining and anarchy.
And y'all?

Sunday, March 13, 2005


Well, it seeems that some changes are making progress. We have a 6249 on most shifts now, which is handy and fun. Some employees are "field testing" new uniforms, which are all blue, like task force, which is cool. Or maybe black, which is cool too. This week we're starting new times for the lineup, which may be good, or possibly a pain in the ass. We'll see. Anyway, it shoud prove to be interesting.
Let us know what you think.

Friday, March 04, 2005

To the Gallows

So now we have the supervisors doing this rotatey thing where they work on both day watches or both night watches. The underlying reason is supposedly to have consistency across the board.
Surprise, surprise! Guess what? That's the way the supervisors work at Acadian! Imagine that!
Your thoughts?