There are now dozens of blogs on my sidebar and I don’t get round to reading them all nearly often enough. At the weekend, when I was waiting in the car for my wife to arrive at the station, I trawled through a few of them on my iPhone. Yes, I know it’s sad but it was cold and I didn’t have a newspaper.
If ever you think your job is stressful, or that life is getting you down, you should read Random Acts of Reality. If nothing else, it will help you get the world into perspective. Tom Reynolds is an ambulance man, sorry, an Emergency Medical Technician, working in London.
When I read this, I had to stop half way through to gather strength before carrying on with the rest of it. Tom conveys the despair of his patients well – almost too well.
I don’t know how much longer I can do this.
So says Tom at the end of his post.
Well I’m not sure I could do it in the first place. I’m glad there are people like Tom Reynolds and that they can do work like this, even if it is only for a few years until the pressure and the heartbreak gets the better of them.
In his most recent post he reminds us that today, being the last Friday before Christmas, is office piss-up day, so he and his colleagues will be stretched to breaking point again.
Funny, I used to like office piss-ups but now, as I think of them all staggering around the Square Mile off their faces, I realise that I don’t miss it at all.
Good luck for tonight, Tom.