Pros: pay bills
Cons: bad magement / no lunch / no job advancement.
This job would be a good job, if the management was better.
Daily on the job you are busy with patient transport, most patients are stable and just need to be taken back to long term care facility's / rehabs or home. 90 % of the time you will never see a lunch break. Because the management considers the DOWN TIME you have in between calls (which is between 5-20 mins when they are not sending the next patient info to you as you are dropping off the current patient you have on your stretcher in the same hospital) is enough time to eat, but that is mostly taken up with charting. The management sucks at interpersonal relationships, the head manager that over see the supervisors is almost never seen, and when he is seen he acts like he really does not care what you have to say. They really don't work with you all. Most of the time the only time you hear from them is when you do something wrong. They don't follow the policy they set forth. and usually like to keep the place under staffed so they can lock you into that position so you are unable to transfer, and when they finally approve your transfer it takes forever for them to allow you to move to your new position in the hospital. Most of your Co-Workers are great. but you still have those few employees who just don't like anyone.
Most of the time you won't learn much and you actually lose a lot of what you learn in school, because you are put in a lot of Non-emergent situations. The hardest part of the job is just learning the different facility's / roads. the most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people.