No longer training the All Knowing-Inexperienced- Arrogant- I am ready to work overtime-Trainee!!!!!!!
(I mean really, I only have about 11 years of experience, what could I possibly teach?)
WHEW! Won't be doing that again-- until they hire the next one!!!!
I am turning cartwheels.
What a relief.
OK, now to the lesson of it all. I am proud of my field, I enjoy what I do. I started out at a large city department. At first I did not think I would be able to handle it. To do it well you have to kind of be three of four people all at once. You hear horrible things. You have to calm terrified people, over a phone line, so that you can decipher what has happened. You have to know what resources are available and through whom. And, you always have to know where your officers are. It's not just walking and chewing gum.
It is not a matter of being trained for a few days and you're on your own. It's three months of sitting with a trainer. Because no two calls are the same. Knowing how to get to the meat of an issue is a special skill.
Lately, I have been grumbling about my job. I was thinking that I did not want to do it anymore.
But, the truth of the matter is I just don't like my current employer.
Tomorrow morning I am scheduled to test with another agency. I was thinking of not going.
I have reconsidered.
I love what I do. I love knowing that I have helped someone. I need to get back to that.