When I was promoted to Allocator, I was told there was a chance I’d have to change desks and even teams, but I rather brushed it to the back of my mind, thinking that as there was a vacancy on my current desk (the North East), I’d get to stay there. Well, management seem to have had other ideas, because I was told this week I am moving teams (so a whole new rota, and new colleagues) AND desks (so a whole new area to get to know). It really feels like a whole new job now! I’m going to miss my old deskmates – we had a really good team there and I expect they will fall apart without me to keep them in check, hahaha. But I’m quite looking forward to my new desk too – I’ve worked with my new deskmates before and they all seem really nice. And it’s nice to get to know a new area – I’ve been on the North East for about three years now and I know it inside out.
My new area is the East Central which means I’m covering places like Newham, Docklands, Shoreditch, Islington and the now-dreaded City Airport. It’s quite a small area geographically (so no running ambulances five miles) but very busy. There’s some very poor areas in it, which means a lot of timewasters and low priority calls, and also a lot of bars and clubs, which means fights and stabbings and drama. On the whole I think it’ll be an interesting sector to work on! It also means I’ll be in charge of Tom Reynolds’ ambulance so he’d better be nice to me