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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

How well do the people in your comm center get along ?


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I used to work in our Comm centre and found that too many women in a too small room for too many hours made for some pretty interesting problems and issues.  Since the expansion of our radio room (the gals aren't sitting on eachother anymore) I've heard things have improved in that way, plus the addition of a number of male employees has cut down on the amount of estrogen.


Different shifts have different dynamics.  The ones that hang out together seem to play better together at work than the ones that don't.  There's also a pretty significant divide between the free single child-less gals and the married with kids crew.


When I left (over 3 years ago) I bid that place good riddance and would never go back voluntarily.  I loved the JOB...but the people drove me to distraction :)  Maybe I'm just a bitch!  I have friends left on a few shifts that say more space has definetly improved things, but it has also done away with the ability to chat without "little ears" overhearing every word, which makes nurturing friendships difficult.


Just my two cents!  In American I think that's still pretty much on par with the exchange!


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Policecross_max50

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We all get along pretty well.......we have the typical issues, but I think that is pretty common.  Nothing outstanding.


There are six dispatchers plus a supervisor in my department.  Five females, two males (poor guys....hehe).


We are in a room with two consoles; there are two people on when we are "full crew" (usually about 8a-6p or so)....but if the "relief" person is off, then we work short and supervisor gives us our breaks.


There are some people that are a little more opinionated than others, and that "scrap" with patrol/supervisors a little more, but for the most part, we all work together without too terribly much drama.


I prefer to keep to myself and to remember the ultimate rule......."Don't say anything in here you wouldn't say in front of a supervisor", because there are "ears" everywhere.

Telecommunicator_rusch_max50

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We get along fairly well but sometimes I swear I'm in the 10th grade...


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We get along great.............. Well, its' hard to have an arguemnent with yourself!!!  Its one dispatcher per shift per day......... so unless Im mad at me I have no issues


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For the most part we get along great. We are a very small agency and i feel that has alot to do with it. However our bigest problem is just personality conflicts in general. We have a couple of older people that are employeed at our agency and when we paired them with younger operators, they were ready to kill eachother. Then of course we have emplyees that like things strictly by the book and want a policy and procedure for everything, then others are more laid back go with the flow and handle problems as the arise. I feel both groups bring alot of insight to the profession, the trick is learning how to balance the two so that everyone is happy.

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anghogan911 says ...



For the most part we get along great. We are a very small agency and i feel that has alot to do with it. However our bigest problem is just personality conflicts in general. We have a couple of older people that are employeed at our agency and when we paired them with younger operators, they were ready to kill eachother. Then of course we have emplyees that like things strictly by the book and want a policy and procedure for everything, then others are more laid back go with the flow and handle problems as the arise. I feel both groups bring alot of insight to the profession, the trick is learning how to balance the two so that everyone is happy.



Hey!!! You better NOT have just referred to me as one of the "older" people!  I never liked you anyway!!!! LMAO


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When fully staffed (ha!) we have 5 on a shift but usually work with 4 because...well, because we're almost never fully staffed. Our shift gets along very well and I'd say most of the other shifts do also, but there are a few gossipy people and one person who is over 40 physically but about 16 emotionally, so it gets interesting from time to time but overall it's smooth.


At first I think my colleagues thought I was anti-social because I don't go over to the PD building (Comm Center is next door) when they BBQ and such. It's nothing personal, but I live 5 miles from work and what with working every other weekend and having many days off when my wife is working, I go home to have lunch with my wife. I don't socialize after work either, and neither does my wife with her colleagues, but again, it's just something I've never cared to do. Work stays separate from my personal life.


We work very well as a team, and have a fun time discussing the issues of the day, and in Metro Atlanta, there's plenty to talk about! For example, Clayton County (south of Atlanta) hired a new school system administrator on April 28 this year. A few days ago, the high schools held commencement and the graduates were puzzled and hurt when they returned to their seats after receiving their "diplomas" only to open the folders and find blank sheets of paper. See, Mr. New Superintendent had noticed that his name was not on the diplomas, his predecessor's was...so he had all the diplomas shredded. Reprinting them was going to cost $80,000 but the printer stepped up and saved the taxpayers the money but doing it free. Can you believe that egotistical jackass did that to those poor kids? You can't make this stuff up.


Anyway, sorry for getting off-topic.


 

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

This is definetly a loaded question , lol.Let me first say, that there are some absolutely WONDERFUL people inside my center!!!!  We all become like 2nd families to each other. But like in all families, there sometimes are some that lets just say, that one tends to stay away from. But then again that is in any job. There are a few select folks who are brown nosers, and back stabbers, that only think of themselves, and live to put other people down, or find their mistakes, But all in all most folks look out for each other, and back each other up.So thankfully that majority rules out the others.