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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim "Doc" Feb 22, 2009.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Budig Apr 1, 2009.

EMS wages
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Started this discussion. Last reply by AWALKER Dec 18, 2009.

 

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EMS wages

Are EMT's under paid. every thing they do and put there life at risk to save someone elses for little pay. But pro athletes make millions of dollars to play a game that most people would play for free. but I was just wondering if any of you thought that u should get paid more money for putting ur life on the line.
Sep 12, 2013
AWALKER replied to Jared Ryker's discussion EMS wages
"Very true. "
Dec 18, 2009
dr-exmedic replied to Jared Ryker's discussion EMS wages
"(emphasis mine) As far as nurses' aides go, I think we've figured it out right there. :) Ain't no such thing as a volunteer nursing assistant...."
Dec 18, 2009
easi822 replied to Jared Ryker's discussion EMS wages
"That is a huge problem at some services. It is at ours. My service has some of the highest paid paramedics in the region, but the way the step raises are set up, you can get screwed for loyalty. One of our intermediates has been with the hospital…"
Dec 18, 2009
Skip Kirkwood replied to Jared Ryker's discussion EMS wages
"There are two possibilities, Walker. The first, like I said, is supply and demand. If there is a need, and less people willing to do the work, the pay goes up. The second is, all the members of that trade or profession stuck together and had a good…"
Dec 18, 2009
AWALKER replied to Jared Ryker's discussion EMS wages
"I have one thing to say if education is what we need for more pay than why did I make more money as a nurse aid with less education than what I needed to be come a basic? I am now a paramedic and made more than my staring pay as a medic. I love my…"
Dec 17, 2009
dr-exmedic replied to Jared Ryker's discussion EMS wages
"But Skip, we don't need no book learnin'! :) If we just complain about wages long enough we'll get what we want...."
Dec 15, 2009
easi822 replied to Jared Ryker's discussion EMS wages
"I completely agree Skip. I might add, I see lots of folks trying to make up for the low pay by working lots of O/T. Personally I'd rather work my regular schedule than depend on O/T to make ends meet."
Dec 14, 2009

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