The whole purpose of my job is to help people. No matter how shitty things are – in my life or in the world – I get to go to work knowing that I am part of the solution and not part of the problem. I get paid to do the one thing that is virtually guaranteed to make you feel better.
Make no mistake, it is an almost impossibly difficult and exhausting job. And really dirty where one has constant intimate contact with every possible fluid, tissue, odor and substance that can come out of a human body. In the ER there’s constant yelling, alarms, physical threats, death, and verbal abuse. But I love being the person who is not phased by any of it – because I am on a mission. If you truly need help, I’m your guy.
It doesn’t get any better than that.
Did I mention that I also get to work with a team of really smart and dedicated people?