JANCARE: how do they get away with it...

JANCARE: how do they get away with it!!!!

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Since: Sep 12

Fairfield, VA

#1 Oct 31, 2012
How can a crew work 16 hrs nonstop without taking a food break!!! Diabetes is a common problem in EMS. And this is why. Its hard enough to get good, quality help to work in EMS, and then day after day, they treat there employees like crap! Not near enough pay and a million other reasons why jan-care is a worthless company to work for! It is time for change! And that means starting at the top!!!
Anonymous

United States

#2 Oct 31, 2012
They are under paid and over worked.
mymy

Beckley, WV

#3 Oct 31, 2012
WVFibroMommy wrote:
They are under paid and over worked.
As many other workers in this area are - so "welcome to their anal world!"
PATHETIC

Beckley, WV

#4 Nov 1, 2012
Are you telling me that the crew ran calls for 16 straight hours without a break? They didn't have any time between calls where they could have taken a break? I find that extremely hard to believe!!!
whoa

Ardsley, NY

#5 Nov 1, 2012
villin wrote:
How can a crew work 16 hrs nonstop without taking a food break!!! Diabetes is a common problem in EMS. And this is why. Its hard enough to get good, quality help to work in EMS, and then day after day, they treat there employees like crap! Not near enough pay and a million other reasons why jan-care is a worthless company to work for! It is time for change! And that means starting at the top!!!
the situation you described does not cause diabetes, just an FYI. Obesity is a factor but not going without food. Look it up.

Since: Jul 12

United States

#6 Nov 2, 2012
PATHETIC wrote:
Are you telling me that the crew ran calls for 16 straight hours without a break? They didn't have any time between calls where they could have taken a break? I find that extremely hard to believe!!!
They are THAT busy sometimes...
OMG Diabetes

Lubbock, TX

#7 Nov 2, 2012
villin wrote:
How can a crew work 16 hrs nonstop without taking a food break!!! Diabetes is a common problem in EMS. And this is why. Its hard enough to get good, quality help to work in EMS, and then day after day, they treat there employees like crap! Not near enough pay and a million other reasons why jan-care is a worthless company to work for! It is time for change! And that means starting at the top!!!
Diabetes is a common problem in EMS eh? Well that is not Jan care or any other employer's problem. 70% of diabetics in WV is caused from poor eating habits that took place way before they got their first job and continued to do so. So sorry but I fail to feel sorry for them as its a life style choice to eat like shit. As for 16 hours with out a break, I hardly belive that when you can sit while you drive around..... Not to mention again it falls back on poor eating habbits. Pack a lunch and stop relying on MC Donalds to fill your gut.

Truth hurts...
EMS

Lubbock, TX

#8 Nov 2, 2012
I was a paramedic for 20 years, a full time dad of two kids, and a full time husband. I still found time to eat right and go to body works and work out, you can too.
Fat people

Lubbock, TX

#9 Nov 2, 2012
villin wrote:
How can a crew work 16 hrs nonstop without taking a food break!!! Diabetes is a common problem in EMS. And this is why. Its hard enough to get good, quality help to work in EMS, and then day after day, they treat there employees like crap! Not near enough pay and a million other reasons why jan-care is a worthless company to work for! It is time for change! And that means starting at the top!!!
When did your employer tell you that you couldnt pack a lunch? If I were a diabetic and knew that I worked a job that would require me to work long hours, I would be packing healthy lunches. NO excuse to not be able to eat while you're in transit.....
death chaser

Hurricane, WV

#10 Nov 18, 2012
Firt let me say i work for jancare. I enjoy my job, i enjoy helping my community. Second yes i have been on the road for at least 16 hours and sometimes more. I dont dwpend on McDonalds for my food. Actually i cant stand fast food anymore cause of my job. Alot of us our over weight because we dont have the time to workout and exercise like we should. Most of us work 72 hours a week if not 96 or 110 just to get by. Diabetes is not big problem in this job it is being obesy. As for packing a lunch alot of us do but u can only have so much pb&j or ham turkey or what ever lunch meet u like or fruit before u dont even want that. Now the next time u see one of us over weight or not think about this. We put on a smile even when its hard to. We try to be curtious when u call us for ur headache even though u have family following u in a car to the hospital. Just cause u were taken in an ambulance doesnt give u priority over the guy/ girl that drove to the hospital having a major heart attack. Or we didnt get there fast enough because ur leg hurts. Maybe its because we just finished doing cpr on a 9month old little girl that we didnt know but it reminded us of our own little one at home that has not seen mommy or daddy in almost a week and we r crying and need to regain our composure before we walk into ur house or hospital room to take u home again with famiky following u as u walked to our stretcher so before u start bitching at us or about us maybe u should get ur lazy ass up from behind ur 8 or 10 hour a day desk job anb ride a day in our boots that are probably leaking cause we do for our kids and family before we do for our self.

Since: Jul 12

United States

#11 Nov 19, 2012
death chaser wrote:
Firt let me say i work for jancare. I enjoy my job, i enjoy helping my community. Second yes i have been on the road for at least 16 hours and sometimes more. I dont dwpend on McDonalds for my food. Actually i cant stand fast food anymore cause of my job. Alot of us our over weight because we dont have the time to workout and exercise like we should. Most of us work 72 hours a week if not 96 or 110 just to get by. Diabetes is not big problem in this job it is being obesy. As for packing a lunch alot of us do but u can only have so much pb&j or ham turkey or what ever lunch meet u like or fruit before u dont even want that. Now the next time u see one of us over weight or not think about this. We put on a smile even when its hard to. We try to be curtious when u call us for ur headache even though u have family following u in a car to the hospital. Just cause u were taken in an ambulance doesnt give u priority over the guy/ girl that drove to the hospital having a major heart attack. Or we didnt get there fast enough because ur leg hurts. Maybe its because we just finished doing cpr on a 9month old little girl that we didnt know but it reminded us of our own little one at home that has not seen mommy or daddy in almost a week and we r crying and need to regain our composure before we walk into ur house or hospital room to take u home again with famiky following u as u walked to our stretcher so before u start bitching at us or about us maybe u should get ur lazy ass up from behind ur 8 or 10 hour a day desk job anb ride a day in our boots that are probably leaking cause we do for our kids and family before we do for our self.
Hmm... very well said. ;)

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Since: Mar 13

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#12 Mar 29, 2013
villin wrote:
How can a crew work 16 hrs nonstop without taking a food break!!! Diabetes is a common problem in EMS. And this is why. Its hard enough to get good, quality help to work in EMS, and then day after day, they treat there employees like crap! Not near enough pay and a million other reasons why jan-care is a worthless company to work for! It is time for change! And that means starting at the top!!!
Long hours on the road are an inherent part of working in EMS. both private and public. Crews are responsible for determining HOW and WHAT they eat. Some days fast food is the simplest option. However, you can easily pack a lunch and snacks to keep in the truck. Small coolers fit easily in the front of even a van ambulance. Crews make that choice for themselves.

Jan-Care has a work place wellness program in place. This program has placed water coolers in all of the stations and allows access to the company fitness room. The work place wellness program also has had two days where cold lunches were packed and distributed to crews on duty to give examples of healthy cold lunch options.

EMS is a hard profession physically and emotionally. It takes a strong and special person to perform this job and to maintain a healthy eating pattern. Blaming a company without having the knowledge of facts shows poor form and understanding.
rusty

Beckley, WV

#13 Mar 29, 2013
Cornett should have a state of the art workout facility for his employs or get them a gym membership on his dime! The Cornetts and jan care employes need to lose a lot of LBS!!!! Try to eat healthier would also help!!!
um-no

Oak Hill, WV

#14 Mar 29, 2013
GCS 446 wrote:
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Long hours on the road are an inherent part of working in EMS. both private and public. Crews are responsible for determining HOW and WHAT they eat. Some days fast food is the simplest option. However, you can easily pack a lunch and snacks to keep in the truck. Small coolers fit easily in the front of even a van ambulance. Crews make that choice for themselves.
Jan-Care has a work place wellness program in place. This program has placed water coolers in all of the stations and allows access to the company fitness room. The work place wellness program also has had two days where cold lunches were packed and distributed to crews on duty to give examples of healthy cold lunch options.
EMS is a hard profession physically and emotionally. It takes a strong and special person to perform this job and to maintain a healthy eating pattern. Blaming a company without having the knowledge of facts shows poor form and understanding.
ill agree with you on the part of you choose what you eat part, but a few of your "facts" are just a bit off.
there is NOT a water cooler in all the stations...only a select few.
they do have a fitness room for employees...in beckley at the office...who would drive from say, nicholas county, wyoming county, or even morgantown aaaallllllllllll the way to beckley to have the chance to walk on the treadmill or use the 2 20 lbs bumbells they have?
and ive NEVER EVER been provided a lunch of any kind from the company.
dont make things out to be something they are not and use the word "facts" to try and fool people.
I call BS

Torrance, CA

#15 Mar 29, 2013
What the hell makes anyone think they work 16 hours each & every day? That's total BS!! They have a room set up where they can sleep in between calls. Maybe every once in awhile they actually have a night where it's one call after the other. But, most nights they may end up with only 2-3 calls per night & the rest of the time they are playing card games or sleeping. I've had a BIL, SIL, brother & friend work Jan Care & to them all it was an easy sit on your ass job.
meeee

Fayetteville, WV

#16 Mar 31, 2013
PATHETIC wrote:
Are you telling me that the crew ran calls for 16 straight hours without a break? They didn't have any time between calls where they could have taken a break? I find that extremely hard to believe!!!
yeah it's true. all ems employees have days like that. you'd be surprised how long we can hold our pee ( not to be gross)
EMT 4 Life

Oak Hill, WV

#17 Apr 1, 2013
cbr250r wrote:
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Hmm... very well said. ;)
Its your job, either suck it up and do it or find something that better fits your lifestyle. EMS is not for everyone and sounds like you may be one that don't fit the job.
Crowded Shorts

Ardsley, NY

#18 Apr 1, 2013
I think it should be mandatory for EMS to work out daily. I feel there employees should be required to pass a physical fitness test. It don't have to be anything extreme, enough to show that you can walk up a mountain or something with a pack and save someone's life without needing rescued yourself!
Crowded Shorts

Ardsley, NY

#19 Apr 1, 2013
And maybe just maybe health problems could be reduced by a considerable amount in EMS.
WOW

Barboursville, WV

#20 May 30, 2013
I call BS wrote:
What the hell makes anyone think they work 16 hours each & every day? That's total BS!! They have a room set up where they can sleep in between calls. Maybe every once in awhile they actually have a night where it's one call after the other. But, most nights they may end up with only 2-3 calls per night & the rest of the time they are playing card games or sleeping. I've had a BIL, SIL, brother & friend work Jan Care & to them all it was an easy sit on your ass job.
So your brothers said it was a sit on your ass kinda job, they must have been fired for being worthless... You have alot of responsibilities on duty, working outand eating sound like fun but most shifts you are moving all shift. Yes long trips is what you may find yourself doing but if your loaded you can not stop to eat and on your way back they say go to a drive thru. As we all know most drive thrust are not healthy. Do you know how it works? You work 24hrs ans get paid for 16 unless you break sleep time you get paid minimum wage, that's right 7.25 an hour so with all that money rolling in how can you afford to eat everyday? The turn around rate at JC is awful cause the pay SUCKS and the people at the top will lie to your face unless you are giving favors.

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