In his brief article The 10 Most Underpaid Jobs (3.21.13) Rick Newman identifies 911 dispatchers as among those professions whose salaries are not in accord with the service and value they contribute to society. I offer the link to the article below. I shared a post at the U.S.News site and encourage your Replies there. My emphasis in sharing this is not to focus on evaluating the question of fair compensation, but the primary issue the article points us to: the need to recognize the real levels of “Emotional Labor” dispatchers perform in the line of a duty so crucial to the well-being of our country’s infrastructure and our personal lives. Enjoy this link: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/rick-newman/2013/03/21/the-10-most-underpaid-jobs
Why 911 Wellness Foundation has launched its own Facebook Page…
First a confession. I am not an avid Facebooker…yet. But that may change now that 911WF has its own page: I can see the enormous value of creating a living room of sorts in which 911 professionals and other 911 stakeholders come to enjoy conversation to inspire, learn, share humor, and to help advance our shared mission to foster the well-being of 911Pros in the face of ever-increasing stress at the console. Articles like Rick Newman’s also become fresh food we can sit at the table to digest, deepening and extending our essential dialog supporting the Foundation’s efforts. A special thanks to our FB Administrator,–911 Professional Tracey Geary!
Hope you will join us!