Back in January, I went through training at work to become a Relief Coordinator. Basically, it means that I can pick up shifts to cover the full time Cast Members when they need the day off, and the position itself is kind of the equivalent to middle-management. Today, two months after I began my two weeks of training, I finally picked up a Coordinator shift for the first time.
I was wrong.
Alright, so to be completely honest, I almost screwed something up in the morning, but I caught myself right away and was able to fix the mistake. Since I was the opening Coordinator, I had a lot to take care of in order to ensure that the whole day ran smoothly. Everything basically went off without a hitch! I was so proud of myself for a job well done on my first try.
Don't get me wrong, I had notes on just about everything that I had to do. It wasn't like I was just going off of my memory. Still, my notes weren't the most detailed, so I had to figure out what I was talking about each step of the way. I got through it all, and I actually liked the position once I stopped panicking about everything!
There was a lot of chaos today though. I felt like I was trying so hard to prove myself worthy of having this position, but there was a lot going on today that isn't usually happening. We were short-staffed, there was a lot of training happening, people were all over the place... it was hard to keep track of who was where at any given time. But I kept calm and worked with everyone to make sure that I knew what was happening and I think I handled it all relatively well.
The only real problem I had was that I didn't have access to everything that I needed yet, like files on the computer, so I had to take a few extra steps along the way to get everything done correctly. Still, I was really happy with the way things went today and I hope that I'll be able to pick up another shift like this in the near future so I don't forget how to do everything.
I'm so grateful that my management team saw something in me that they thought would make a good Relief Coordinator. It means a lot to me to have this opportunity. I hope that I made them all proud today!
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