My Height is 5"4
My friend told me that there was a job opportunity for EMT's there in Makati City, they are looking for EMT's with experience, because Makati is business center in our country. So following day i went there and i am so excited coz i really need a job and also its my pleasure to work there, specially in my field (Pre-Hospital Care). But when i arrive to the agency that looking for EMT's, i feel bad!. HR ask me what is your height? suddenly my brain got freeze-up and i said to my self " what the hell shes talking about? they're looking for an EMT but why they ask my height?". So i made a simple conversation to that pregnant HR and i told her: What is important? height of a man for this job? or a man that have a skills to save lives?.
To my mentors, brother and sisters in the field of Pre-Hospital Care. Please i need your opinion regarding in this matter.
I've seen many instances where a short partner is quite helpful (squeezing into the back of a wrecked car to hold c spine comes to mind) sometimes its a challenge to lift a manual cot with a short partner but I put them on the foot end (which is shorter) and it usually works out OK.
I've had two very petite female partners (5' & 5'-1") and both were very good lifters and providers for that fact. There were certain things that they had difficulty with of course but then there were things they could do even better that a larger person. I have many good call experiences with them and would work with them any time. We all have our value to bring to the table, its up to the other team members and management to bring out the value in an employee.