Working a regular (compared to shift work in the department) schedule should be easier, right? I mean somehow like 80-90% of the people with a job work 5 days a week. So why is it I have trouble with it? Maybe it's the 17 years of conditioning to working 24 hours at a time. For whatever reason, even though I actually work less hours a week now, I seem to have less free time.
In just over 2 months in the prevention division, I've already been called in on once. But believe it or not, it was a compliment. I had to go out a officially test some emergency gates to apartments. They didn't all work just right, so rather than make the guy reschedule, I waited and let him work on them while I was there. About an hour later, they all worked and everybody was happy. Didn't think it was a big deal at the time.
Later, after the guy had called the Fire Marshall and told him I was the bestest, nicest, inspector EVAR!, I made the comment that It's not my job to be an asshole.
To which my co-worker responded "Yeah, that's just a nice side benefit we have."