Friday, February 13, 2009

Work is work...

So it's been a bit since I've added to this so I figured it was about time. Things are work are going well. I'm slowly but surely getting into the run of things and starting to have a little fun.

I'm training under an HM1 at the moment and I'm learning everything she does so that I can take her spot come July. Soon I'll be the LPO (Leading Petty Officer) and be the head person in charge. It feels a little weird because there are other HM2's there that have been there much longer, but they belong to a different part of the section. It's kinda complicated without going into the details, but details have to be left out for reasons. :)

So, it's a bit of a boost to the ego since I'm being chosen over the others. My Chief and HM1 and even our LT seem to be really impressed by me and that makes me feel good. They are giving me a lot of responsibility and little overseeing. Now I just have to make sure that I don't screw it up, lol. Shouldn't be too hard though. I just have to be ready for when the other HM2's or the junior sailors to get out of line and attempt to challenge me because I'm not "one of them" or I'm "the new guy so why did they put you in charge" stuff. I don't think that I'll really have that problem, but I'm gonna stay on the alert for the next couple months anyways.

So I'm learning all of the little things that make the job what it is. I'm taking over a bunch of collateral duties that will keep me busy, not to mention help with my eval. I'm already the President of one committee, and that was within the 2nd week of me being there. I turn and burn baby! :D lol

All in all, things are going well. I'm excited to be working, but also being in a leadership position. That's all for now!

HM2 out :D