My first experiences with this group was working in the snow room in Operation for night plow(1996-1997) before getting promoted, and that experience guided me in my perception of them through out my career.
Somethings you might not know about this group.
- They put on their pants the same way everybody else does(well most of them), one leg at a time.
- Believe it not, they too have stress put upon them to do their jobs.
- There are good ones and bad ones.
- They screw up too, but their screw ups are bigger.
- They can suspend you on the spot!
- Most will work with you or teach you if you don’t know.
Funny quotes told to me by Chiefs.
- You’re not a Supervisor until you get a complaint”I must of been a real good Supervisor 🙂 “
- Be pro-active! This was told to me right after I got a complaint for guess what? Being pro-active.
- Good Job!
Final thought: They’re just like anyone of us trying to do a job!
Little things that might help before it hits the fan.
- Always have phone charged or have a portable charger.
- Make sure someone on shift has your number.
- Have some snacks, especially if you are a Diabetic.
- Make sure your emergency number in the garage is up to date.
- Make sure you have those extras(dry clothing) in the locker.
- Don’t make plans, if you do, have a Plan B.
- Have your medication on you and have some in your locker.
Phone apps that might help you.
- Note app to keep track of your pay.
- Weather app to see what is coming up or going on the weather front.
- News app to keep you entertained during those moments of boredom.