The forced overtime list has been published.

For most of my years (Dad, roll your eyes) I have been scheduled to work Christmas or Christmas Eve. On occasion I have accepted 2 for 1 trades to get one of them off. Last year I was injured over the holiday, but for the first time I can remember I’m not scheduled to work the 24th or 25th.

Then the forced overtime list came out. They publish 2 lists, one for the 24th populated by people working the 23rd and one list for the 25th populated by folks working the 26th. Makes sense, right? So what happens when you’re scheduled to work both the 23rd and the 26th? Make one list sure, but how did I make BOTH lists? There is a possibility that I will work my regular shift tuesday, get forced wednesday, get forced thursday, then work my regular shift friday. That makes perfect sense, right?
In the past we simply didn’t answer the phone on Christmas morning, then the folks got smart and started thinking ahead.

So send your positive vibes my way friends, I may need them.

Chasing the bells,
The Happy Medic

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