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  • Best thing

    The people I work with.
    The unsocial pay.
    The unpredictable nature of the job is exciting

    Worst thing

    The stress and lack of resources
    The verbal abuse from the public
    The lack of understanding from management of how hard the job is

    6.3

    Employee, July 2021

    • £23,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    There are no good points it's just a job.

    Worst thing

    The management

    5.5

    Employee, June 2021

    • £17.00 per hour
    • 55–64 years old

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  • Best thing

    I work for small private ambulance company, stress free decent pay and I'm a person not a number on a seat

    Worst thing

    I have to be flexible to point of fluid but the door swings both ways

    7.5

    Employee, June 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    Get to look after patients.

    Worst thing

    1. No welfare of crews.
    2. poor state of vehicles sometimes un roadworthy but still taken out as told no spare vehicles so no shift pay if refuse.
    3. poor stock quality of consumables,
    4. No management communication
    5. Forced to work longer hours and only get 30 minutes breaks. Often finish late and 50+ miles away from base station.

    4.0

    Employee, June 2021

    • £17.00 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    8 day rest break

    Worst thing

    Poor support from management, bullying and harassment

    2.7

    Employee, April 2021

    • £33,600 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    The job itself is great

    Worst thing

    Management, bullying and harassment, lack of action against managers yet the front line staff are threatened with registration

    2.5

    Employee, April 2021

    • £13.67 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
  • Best thing

    Helping people. Being part of a fantastic team.

    8.7

    Employee, April 2021

    • £28,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    Helping people

    Worst thing

    Stressful, not enough resources

    7.0

    Employee, April 2021

    • Manages people
    • £40,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    Feeling like you’ve made a difference

    Worst thing

    Organisation and its culture

    6.5

    Employee, April 2021

    • £35,500 per year, working a 34 hour week
    • 45–54 years old
  • 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
  • Best thing

    Variety

    Worst thing

    Risk to self and colleagues

    3.4

    Paramedic, March 2021

    • £17.45 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • 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
  • 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
  • Best thing

    It's difficult but super rewarding

    Worst thing

    The subject of calls

    8.9

    Employee, March 2021

    • £19,800 per year, working a 50 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Helping people who need medical treatment

    Worst thing

    Not much spare time between shifts and low pay

    5.5

    Employee, March 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Getting paid

    Worst thing

    Solitary with no social aspect outside of work

    5.0

    Employee, March 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The patients

    Worst thing

    Bad corruption in management

    4.5

    Employee, March 2021

    • £10.80 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Best thing

    Variety and the people I work with.

    8.9

    Employee, February 2021

    • £22,500 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Sick pay,

    Worst thing

    Working long shifts affecting work life balance and health.. Refusal of work to get static hrs

    3.7

    Employee, January 2021

    • £23,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Worst thing

    Stress/anxiety
    Managers and supervisors working different ways
    Zero respect

    5.5

    Employee, January 2021

    • £30,100 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Best thing

    The job itself

    Worst thing

    No professional

    2.7

    Care Assistant, November 2020

    • £8.45 per hour
    • 25 or older