I'm running the shop this week. I've been in charge before, but it was vastly different in Utah than it is here. In Utah, I basically just had to keep track of everyone and make sure nobody was missing appointments; but here, I'm overseeing work orders, recurring work programs, performance reports, awards packages, digs, training, security management, backflow, hydrants, plus keeping up with everyone.
Yesterday was total chaos. I had the Major and our superintendent breathing down my back. I was about to lose it.
But today was much better. I'm learning to delegate, and I'm getting better at answering questions the right way. (Ambiguously, like a politician.)
MSgt Hammes will be back Monday, so I only have to endure this week, which is probably just long enough for me to get the hang of it. Luckily, I have plenty of wine in my house to help me deal with it all.