On most of my tweets, I try to make it very public/citizen friendly.
Occasionally, I'll tweet something that is more LEO oriented, but sometimes I tweet some very dispatch-specific things - things only other dispatchers would get.
I'll get replies from citizens that clearly don't understand dispatching. And how can they? Unless you've done it or have seen it real-live-in-person, it's a difficult job to comprehend. And most of us dispatchers aren't exactly the showboat type (Thanks type-A personality!), so it's not something that we normally boast about.
So for all the citizens - and even some of you LEOs out there - here is a really well put together video that shows what we the most accurately that I've seen.
It's no wonder retention rates are so low, right?
So LEOs, please be patient with your dispatchers.
Dispatchers, please be kind to yourself. You do a lot even though it may not feel like it. Give yourself a break.
Peace, love, happiness, and book 'em, Danno.