Pros: co-workers, understaffed = more hours and more $ in your pocket
Cons: clueless and corrupt upper-management, airhead dispatchers, working 60+ hours a week for minimal pay
Albuquerque Ambulance provides great EMS opportunity, however the company is poorly run. If you plan to work for AAS, I beg you to LOVE what you do while being ready to forsake sleep, family life, social life, second/third jobs, pay, and any semblance of sanity. Be ready for a big helping of back-to-back calls and a side of bi-weekly mandatory overtime, garnished with hours of overtime charting. Make sure you pack a lunch (or all 3 meals) because you will get no breaks, no snacks, and no sympathy. Do not expect respect from anybody in dispatch or management. Scheduling will deny your time off, even though they have open PTO slots to give away. Field and logistics staff will be the only people that keep you from becoming a total drone. But don't let me dissuade you; the city of Albuquerque needs you, and AAS is severely understaffed!