Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm becoming one of the pod people.

Used to be that I was practically the only dispatcher in the room that could stand to have the overhead lights on and the screen on the monitors turned all the way up. Not anymore. I sit here with the overhead lights off, console lights off, and the brightness and contrast on the monitors turned all the way down. My eyes have become extremely light sensitive in the past few months.

Oh, and I sit here and constantly moisturize my hands to fight against the drying effect of using Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer.

It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again.

No wonder I don't date. Christ.


  1. Dark consoles.... just the way we power dispatchers like it.

    Maybe it's so when the power goes out we hardly notice. lol

  2. Hehehe, we also have no lights on. We're all vampires...

  3. I guess its a universal thing then... when I started this job I was like, what's with the giant pump bottles of Purell and the Clorox wipes?
    We only have a 4 position PSAP so I thought it was a little overkill....until I saw how often wings get eaten at the desk. Now I'm a champion wiper.