So big boy, yes, we really had it great with all that spare time off lounging at my luxury resort enjoying all those megabucks rolling in. Actually, I got off duty at 2 am while a supervisor and faced a one hour drive home through a swamp while exhausted. I showered and crashed then had to get up and watch the kids all day not being able to sleep until they went to bed around 8pm. That left me one day off to do anything. In 13 years I had both Christmas and Christmas Eve off once. On some summer days during a heat wave, I've drank two gallons of water in a 6 hour period and not had to pee due to the sweating from exertion. In fact, the ER attending physician more than once shut down me and my crews to run a bag of IV fluids into us so we didn't get heat exhaustion. Yep, we were lazy bums enjoying the life of Reilly getting fat off the County's taxes. Of course, there was that little bit, too about getting shot at, almost stabbed, getting bitten, clawed, punched, kicked, spit on, hair torn, excreted on using every bodily fluid imaginable and a few you cannot imagine, entering very hazardous locations and situations, risking your life constantly, driving in traffic code 3, almost got run over by a train, daily exposed to blood, which includes HIV, Hepatitis B, etc,, other communicable diseases, handling human babies burnt to a crisp or a person splattered in some accident, entering a nuclear fuels plant, river rescue, etc, etc. Oh, yes, when I started, we were required to perform mouth to mouth resuscitation without any sort of shield between you and the patient. I've been in the State prison during riots where I couldn't see because of the tear gas making my eyes tear and us puke while watching to see you didn't get jumped. I've done high level rescues using all sorts of means including riding a bucket off a 100ft. crane. We had locals break into our vehicles and HQ to rip us off. Yep, very glamorous overpaid position to me.
So Brian, please don't take this wrong but you can go to H#LL!