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  • Best thing

    The job is a good job. And a secure job

    Worst thing

    Pay is continuing to be erroded. Will soon be a minimum wage job. Compared to being in excess of twice minimum wage 10 years ago.
    Management treat us like children and treat all staff equally badly with equal levels of contempt.

    6.8

    EMT, April 2021

    • £12.35 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Variety

    Worst thing

    Risk to self and colleagues

    3.4

    Paramedic, March 2021

    • £17.45 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Helping people

    Worst thing

    Hassle abuse long hours

    5.2

    Paramedic, March 2021

    • Manages people
    • £25,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    Lack of resources

    4.9

    Allocator, March 2021

    • £32,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The sense of achievement and knowing what you do makes a difference

    Worst thing

    Can be stressful and you deal with some distressing incidents

    8.6

    Call handler, February 2021

    • £10.65 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Variety, feel like I’m making a difference

    Worst thing

    Relentless, late breaks and finishes, hard to get annual leave when you want it

    4.0

    Paramedic, February 2021

    • £33,300 per year, working a 33 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The colleagues & daily duties

    Worst thing

    The travel time in calls

    7.6

    ACA, February 2021

    • £22,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Worst thing

    The travel to and from work

    6.1

    Ambulance driver, February 2021

    • £24,500 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Helping others

    Worst thing

    Tragic outcomes of jobs I’ve attended

    5.0

    EMT 3, January 2021

    • £30,000 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Caring for people

    Worst thing

    Staff assaults, late finish, no meal breaks

    6.3

    Ambulance care attendant, January 2021

    • £19,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Patient care, helping folk in their time of needs me laking a difference in people’s lives

    Worst thing

    Paperwork and other parts of the care network not doing their part for the patients they serve

    8.4

    EMT, January 2021

    • £27,000 per year, working a 39 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    I get to help people

    Worst thing

    The wrong people are in high power joba
    Abused and misused service

    4.9

    Team leader, January 2021

    • Manages people
    • £12.35 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    rewarding feeling when its a good day and your patients are happy

    Worst thing

    lack of respect, the expectation that you will work in any manor even against the policies that have been set

    4.2

    Patient transport, January 2021

    • £19,200 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Colleagues, variety.

    Worst thing

    Lack of personal management collaboration. Lack of understanding. No personal meetings regarding role.

    7.2

    Emergency care practitioner, December 2020

    • £37,900 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Regular pay

    Worst thing

    Management, bullying, shifts, hours, lack of support, lack of training and advancement, missed meal breaks and poor pay.

    4.0

    Paramedic, December 2020

    • £33,800 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Actually making a difference

    Worst thing

    Lack of respect or appreciation from management and public.

    4.2

    Paramedic, December 2020

    • £33,200 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Caring
    Saving lives
    Making a difference

    Worst thing

    Hours
    Over runs
    Assaults

    5.2

    Emergency care assistant, December 2020

    • £20,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Helping people in need

    Worst thing

    Long hours
    Demands of the job
    Poor management

    4.5

    Paramedic, December 2020

    • £45,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Working with no manager looking over your shoulder

    Worst thing

    Constant time constraints

    4.7

    Paramedic, December 2020

    • £17.23 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    I help people

    Worst thing

    I don't get to help people that often.

    3.3

    Associate practitioner, December 2020

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The job it self is great you meet different people everyday and staff are a good bunch

    Worst thing

    The higher management haven’t got a clue and are trying to micro manage us to death.

    6.0

    Team leader, December 2020

    • Manages people
    • £12.90 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Job satisfaction

    Worst thing

    No support from manager

    7.0

    Emergency care assistant, December 2020

    • £19,800 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Saving lives and bringing in new

    Worst thing

    Late finishes, missed meal breaks

    7.2

    Technician, December 2020

    • £11.46 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Helping people in their hour of need

    Worst thing

    Ever changing policy that makes working conditions more difficult

    5.2

    Paramedic, November 2020

    • £21,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Wages, sick pay

    Worst thing

    Never finishing on time, made to feel guilty for leaving on time after a 12 hour shift

    5.2

    Ambulance care assistant, November 2020

    • £21,500 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Out and about
    Helping people
    Camaraderie

    Worst thing

    Danger
    Always late
    Burnout
    Awful pay

    4.7

    Paramedic, November 2020

    • £25,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The 1% of proper emergencies

    Worst thing

    Long hours attending driving to people under emergency conditions, who don't need any emergrncy intervention - most of the job

    5.8

    Paramedic, November 2020

    • Manages people
    • £33,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Flexi

    Worst thing

    Overruns and hospital delays

    8.7

    Ucs, November 2020

    • £19,700 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    A job like no other

    Worst thing

    Condition.

    4.9

    Paramedic, November 2020

    • £24,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Helping others
    Like a family

    Worst thing

    Unsocial hours
    Night shifts
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    5.8

    Emergency care assistant, November 2020

    • £21,100 per year, working a 41 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Worst thing

    Management and lack of welfare.

    6.1

    Emergency medical technician, November 2020

    • £24,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The variety. The reward of doing your job well

    Worst thing

    Pressure of the workload. Long delays at hospital. Inappropriate calls that increase both of the above. A sense, sometimes, that nobody really appreciates what you are doing/achieving.

    7.6

    Paramedic, November 2020

    • £33,900 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Regular pay,
    Sick pay,

    Worst thing

    Stress levels

    6.8

    Paramedic, November 2020

    • £24,900 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The job itself

    Worst thing

    No professional

    2.7

    Care Assistant, November 2020

    • £8.45 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Helping people

    Worst thing

    Managements clandestine plans that are detrimental to patients and staff

    6.1

    Paramedic, November 2020

    • £35,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The difference you make to other people

    Worst thing

    Time targets and pressure from management

    5.8

    Paramedic, November 2020

    • £26,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Satisfaction when my input has lead to a good outcome.

    Worst thing

    Overworked. Constant late finishes and late or missed breaks

    5.8

    Paramedic, November 2020

    • £36,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Long time off

    Worst thing

    Shifts , stress

    6.5

    Dispatcher, October 2020

    • £11.11 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Team , and helping others

    Worst thing

    Long shifts , no breach’s , and it breaks you mentally and physically , with no support from mangers

    4.0

    Specialist paramedic, October 2020

    • £43,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Being able to care for the patients

    Worst thing

    Management

    5.2

    Emergency care assistant, October 2020

    • £21,100 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Holiday and sick pay

    Worst thing

    Low staff poor planning

    8.1

    Team leader, October 2020

    • Manages people
    • £15.04 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Patient outcomes

    Worst thing

    Dealing with management
    Unable to have family time

    4.2

    Specialist paramedic, October 2020

    • Manages people
    • £21.63 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    I’m my own boss and I meet lots of interesting people

    Worst thing

    Queuing at the hospitals for hrs at a time

    6.8

    Employee, October 2020

    • £12.65 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    I enjoy caring for patients

    Worst thing

    Lack of understanding from management

    7.5

    Assistant make ready manager, October 2020

    • Manages people
    • £10.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    making a difference

    Worst thing

    not making a difference

    6.6

    Paramedic, October 2020

    • £24,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Being out and about, meeting new people. Job satisfaction.

    Worst thing

    Low pay for the skilled Professional job me and my colleagues do.

    8.3

    Emergency medical technician, October 2020

    • £21,900 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Helping people

    Worst thing

    Unrealistic targets and time constraints

    5.8

    Paramedic, September 2020

    • Manages people
    • £31,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Knowing most shifts in advance

    Worst thing

    People die. Working Christmas

    4.3

    Dispatcher, September 2020

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Worst thing

    Having to sit at desk all day and be timed when you. Go to the loo then a very rushed 30mins break

    2.4

    Call taker, September 2020

    • £18,300 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    Saving lives

    Worst thing

    Poor quality vehicles

    5.2

    Advanced emergency medical technician, August 2020

    • £29,000 per year, working a 45 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience