The job itself is great and very rewarding. However, alongside this, you will experience;
Excessively long hours often without a break.
Physically exhausting and your health will definitely suffer after a while.
Disciplinary action if you are sick, in the form of "stages" which results in many staff coming into work sick, just to avoid triggering a sickness stage.
Senior management out of touch.
Some equipment needed, has to be purchased by you, for example, not provided with scissors, own torch, own oxygen sats probe.
You get no time to read through your work emails.
Incident reports are now done via the staff intranet and you will not always be given time to do it, resulting in incidents being missed.
Huge bullying culture which is not addressed.
You will notice stock on your ambulance is in poor condition while management are driving round in Range Rover Evoques.
May not have a set shift pattern so your working hours will be given to you monthly, with the option for them to change it at short notice without telling you.
On a more positive note, you can refer yourself for counselling if the stress becomes unmanageable.
Job satisafction, great co-workers
Mis-managed. Bullying. Exhausting.