Our department recently had a pretty bad tractor trailer accident and thank God the driver was extricated 2 1/2 hours later, alive. It really was a miracle. I've begun to notice that people seem to be looking for people to say thanks and for recognition.
Someone confronted them about this and many people have gotten very defensive. What do you think?...Should people be "fishing" for this thanks and should you really have to pat someone on the back EVERYTIME they do something?
When this comes up, you should remember these words... You can't expect folks to notice much about anything. And you cannot work this job, expecting anything but a hard time from your Captain. That's the way things are and should be. Firefighters are suppose to be humble. We all know that we are cool. It's the insecure person who needs to be praised all the time.
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