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Most departments have internal drama most of it is caused by people who do nothing or people increase the drama to take the pressure off them and make other people look bad. If your department doesn't have internal drama then that is great.

 

In our career field we endure a lot of stress from incidents where people are at their worst. We see things that normal people don’t see thing. Things at times you want to erase it from your mind. In addition incident stress, internal department drama can exacerbate the stress level.

 

At times drama comes from nothing. People who do not know the real story regarding a situation or make a situation up to see others reactions within the department. There are people who thrive off this mentality.  It’s like that Car commercial regarding drama or not enough drama when buying a car.

 

People don’t the need extra drama to increase their stress level. To some people increasing their own stress level can increase their chances of anxiety attacks or heart attacks, which can lead to unnecessary time off work, lost wages, medical bills, and an increased pressure on personal and family relationships.

 

The revolving wheel factor of drama can be stopped. Have good effective leadership, good effective senior guys and the department that does not put up with the drama. Let’s face it why make work harder than it is. 

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