I'm tired of this place.
I can't work one more shift.
They're out to get me.
I'm the only one that gets into trouble.
Sayings we have ALL heard at one point in our career (some on a daily basis), question is.. are you the one saying them? Do you feel like no matter what you do, nothing is good enough for your center/agency? Once you get on this negative track, it can and will be a very, very dark place that is hard to get out of. If you catch yourself feeling this way, it's best to stop that train long before it ever leaves the station, because its a downhill slope and there's no brakes. Ask yourself, why do you feel this way? Maybe you are being singled out.. more than likely though that isn't the case. Just about EVERYONE gets into trouble at some point in their career, and depending on the personality type you have, one incident can lead to many others. One day you forget to put a unit "On Scene", you get written up.. you get soooo focused on not doing that again, you forget to put both units enroute ("enroot" for the northerners LOL ) like you needed to, or you forget to status check them every few minutes ( if you all do that in your center). Needless to say, it is a snowball effect more than it isn't. The best thing you can do, is to STOP WORRYING! It will never get you anywhere in life being worried, other than feeling ill, trust me, I've been there on several occasions! Keep your head up, put a smile on your face, and be confident. Confidence not only reflects on your peers, but it makes you feel better at the end of the day, like you can conquer the world (or your county).
The best way to do this, is de-stress before you get to work. Everyone will be different, but for me, I have a 30 minute drive to work, I use that time to absolutely jam out! So if that is what might help you, try it, crank the volume up and sing like no one is watching (except at redlights, they DEFINATELY watch). Or maybe for you ladies (or men, I don't judge) it is taking a relaxing bath before you head in for your 12 hour shift you could try some stress relief foam bath --> http://amzn.to/2qbPEBS .
So de-stress, keep a clear mind, hold you head up high and walk into work like you own the place!