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The Call You Never Want To Make

The Call You Never Want To Make

The Call You Never Want To Make

Whenever you have to call 911, it’s never a good thing. No one ever calls 911 to celebrate a victory. When you call 911, it’s usually because things have taken a turn for the worst and the situation is out of your control.

When you dial 911, you aren’t just calling the police. You’re calling a dispatch for emergency services that include medical services. You should only call 911 for certain reasons. Blocking up the lines takes time away from dispatchers who could be helping another person with a dire emergency.

Reasons why you should call 911 can vary.

You should only call 911 when it is an emergency.

When you make a call to 911, be prepared to quickly give as accurate and direct information as you can. Remaining calm while talking to the dispatcher will also benefit you. Dispatchers are trained to remain calm since they deal with emergency calls all the time.

The following are reasons why you call 911:

  • Medical Emergency
  • Car Accident
  • House Fire
  • Wild Fire
  • Someone Collapses
  • Someone is Hurting Another
  • Someone is Breaking into a House

Reason why you shouldn’t call 911 can vary as well too. Tying up emergency services is a crime, and comes with serious consequences. When emergency services are tied up helping someone who doesn’t really need help, someone who actually does need assistance can suffer. If you continuously call 911 for non-emergency reasons you can expect to be fined.

The following are not reasons to call 911:

  • You have a doctor’s appointment and need a ride.
  • You locked yourself out of your car.
  • You need a ride to court.
  • You don’t feel like driving to the hospital.
  • You’re pulling a prank on a friend.

One more thing you need to remember is if you accidentally call 911, don’t hang up the phone. Stay on the line and let the dispatcher know. If you hang up the dispatcher will send emergency services to your location and you can then be charged for tying up emergency services. When you find yourself having to call 911 it can be pretty scary. Emergency services are one of those things in life that you are grateful for, but never want to use.

 

Passing Blame From Generation To Generation

Passing Blame From Generation To Generation

Passing Blame From Generation To Generation

How many times have you’ve heard the saying, “Back in my day…” Every time those words come out of someone’s mouth, a pair of eyes roll at the same time. What is happening is one generation is comparing their life experiences to another’s generation. Though people might not intend to be negative or condescending, people will mistake their words. Meanings are in people not words. This leads to a lot of misunderstandings between generations.

It is time to recognize the problem between generations. We all “inherit” the world that the previous generation left us. Previous generations will always have something to say about the next generation. Younger generations will feel like older generations don’t understand them. What we sometimes fail to grasp is generations don’t always define all of us equally.

Generations are simply a time period with events that could have affected a group of people.

Generations are likely to share some common experiences; however, there are always exceptions. They are like stereotypes.

Most people typically categorize individuals in the wrong generations. Dates of generations are approximate because there are no clear definitions for when a generation begins and ends. Some generational dates overlap because of the lack of clarity. These are generally the suggested years for generations:

  • Boomers: 1946-1964
  • Gen X: 1965-1979
  • Xennials: 1975-1985
  • Gen Y / Millennials: 1980-1994
  • Gen Z / iGen: 1995-2012
  • Gen Alpha: 2013 -2025

We need to go beyond the blame game between generations. We have a moral obligation as humans to help the next generations. Our moral duties need to extend passed the living generations, and on to the next that we may never get to witness. According to Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher, we are obligated to help and support the upcoming generations. Kant even believed that at some point, the older generations need to let the newer ones find their own way in the world. This implies that older generations need to accept the newer generation’s choices.

Imagine a world of support between generations, not comparisons.

Generations share events amongst themselves, but they also share it with other generations. For example the Twin Towers collapse. Baby Boomers remember watching it on the news or possibly seeing it happen in person. Baby Boomers weren’t the only generations to have seen it. Xennials, Gen Y, and parts of Gen Z also experienced it in different forms. That’s four generations that share the event. We all share more events like this, but with different perspectives. Often times, the gaps between generations aren’t all that big.

By continuing to hold grudges against other generations, a person can create animosity and discontent between generations. This can lead to people from both generations lashing out and causing trouble. If things escalate far enough, someone could end up in jail, or worse. To ensure everyone’s safety and general wellbeing, it is best to let go of the notion of generational gaps.

 

Working A Shorter Work Week

Working A Shorter Work Week

Working A Shorter Work Week

Just about every adult out there is currently enjoying the fun of the average five day work week. You can pretty much guarantee that no matter what day of the week it is, all of the employees are waiting for the weekend. This is because the weekend is when we all get to be in control of our lives, not our employers.

The weekend allows everyone to catch their breaths and relax after a long and tiring work week. Most people would argue that the weekend is not long enough. That they do not feel like they have had enough of a chance to recuperate. Many people are excited to learn, that this may be true.

There have been numerous studies over the years by researchers and companies alike. One thing that seems to be consistent, is that when the work week is shortened to 4 days, productivity actually goes up.

By reducing the work week by just one day, many researchers and companies have found that employee happiness goes up, and so does work productivity. A shorter work week actually helps employees stay healthy, by preventing them from getting too stressed. This also helps employees be more focused and motivated at work, which in turn allows them get their jobs done sooner. Companies who adopted a shorter work week also found that employees were less likely to call in sick.

It can sound a little weird, reduce the amount of time working and work productivity goes up, but it appears to be true. Most people would assume the opposite. Perhaps this has something to do with keeping employees happy. By keeping employees happy, they are more willing to work efficiently. This is definitely something that many employees would recommend their bosses look further into, because who wouldn’t enjoy a shorter work week?

Distracted Driving In California

Distracted Driving In California

Distracted Driving In California

In California, it is illegal to drive while distracted.

This of course, means no talking or texting on a cell phone while driving. What many people fail to realize is that this applies to so much more than distractions caused by a cell phone.

This law also applies to people who are applying makeup or eating while driving. Basically, doing anything that takes even a portion of the driver’s attention away from driving could be considered distracted driving.

Getting caught for distracted driving can earn the driver a ticket costing anywhere from $450 to $1,000. This may seem like a pretty steep price for eating while driving, but it is meant to remind people of how important it is to remain focused while driving. One slip up while driving is all it takes to completely ruin someone’s life.

An accident can severely hurt, or even kill, yourself or someone else. Nobody wants that, which is why there are laws against distracted driving. Some of the more important ones are:

  • Drivers over the age of 18 must use hands free methods to make calls while driving.
  • Drivers under the age of 18 cannot use any handheld devices while driving, even with hands-free technology.
  • No texting while driving.

Remember, using a cellphone while driving can be dangerous. That call or text can wait until you have made it to your destination safely. If you have to put make-up or eat something, it is best to just pull over. Remember, safety first.

DUIs Are No Joke In California

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Instead of treating the gang to a final round of shots at last call, treat them to a pitcher of water and some fast food. This will jumpstart the mind and body to sober up so you can all get home safe and sound. It is the responsible thing to do and although your buds may give you the thumbs down to denying alcohol, they will definitely give you the thumbs up for feeding them.

Consider the benefits of having one less drink. You save money, for one. Secondly, you have a little more awareness. Rather than driving home yourself, hop into a Lyft or Uber so that you can rely on this sober driver to get you home safely. While this will cost you a few bucks, at least you do not have to worry about accidents and DUIs.

A first offense DUI in California can be at least $40,000-50,000.

This cost covers revoked licenses, attending a mandatory driving education course, the fees for getting your vehicle towed and impounded, and increased car insurance premiums for the next few years. However, that figure does not include hospital/medical fees, property damages, and repairs. It also does not cover legal fees should you be taken to court. Repeat DUI offenders will consequently face harsher costs.

Of course, loss of money is not the worst thing to risk when a person drives intoxicated. The worst thing they risk is their life and the lives of others, which is anyone out on the road at the same time. Getting into a fatal accident is something that would haunt this person forever.

So, if you cannot rely on your friends to be the responsible ones, then you need to be the responsible one and know when it is time to stop drinking, and how to get everyone home safely.

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