You close a big deal.
You build a house.
You paint it.
You sell a new product.
In short -
You've had a good day at work.
But what does that mean if you're in EMS? How do you have a good day at work? My friends and family alike struggle with the concept that for me to have a good day at work, someone, somewhere, has to be having possibly one of their worst. As I was writing this post, someone I follow on Twitter posted a very similar update. "Today was unfortunately a very good day", is how it ended. Good, yet unfortunate.
How do I explain that I don't want people to have a bad day?
How do I explain that I don't want people to be seriously ill?
How do I explain that I don't wish a life-threatening injury on anybody?
But then, there's the "on the other hand":
I want to have a good day at work.
I want to put my training to good use.
I want to feel that my journey to and from work was worthwhile.
It's a conflict of interests. A conflict of emotions. A conflict of reasoning.
The best way to sum it all up? I don't want you to be sick or injured, but it happens.
And when it does, I want to be the one there to help.