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Dirty Jobs

Published July 22, 2008 2:16 PM by Jason Marketti
I like Mike Rowe. He seems like the kind of guy I would want on my team. No matter how hard it gets, no matter how bad it seems, he is the one who is smiling and joking around with the crew. 

We are like that at my facility. No matter how busy, no matter how many upset folks we have, we smile, joke and put our patients at ease. There are five of us in the department and each one of us brings to the department the best of what we possess. 

Of course there are frustrations but we don't let the little things interfere with patient care. If a patient comes to the department unannounced we put them to work regardless of whose caseload they are on. We work for the betterment of the patient. 

The meetings we attend, the phone calls made, and even the charting we do are all part of getting the patient well and ready to move to the next level of care. If we can do all of this with the attitude of Mr. Rowe, then the job just got easier. I have even expressed that we should have the demeanor of Spongebob. 

People will laugh at me. Here I use two figures on T.V., one who performs only a fraction of any job and does not have to deal with the politics in a facility and the other, well, he's a cartoon. But look beyond that. It is their attitude and their outlook on situations that we can learn from. When our department gets busy and stress begins to creep in, I always keep in mind two of my favorite folks on T.V. and things gets easier for me. And this brings me to one last thing. When people look at us are we displaying what we want them to become?  

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    Jason J. Marketti
    Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant
    Setting: San Jacinto, CA
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