Pros: working on the water, saving lives, protecting our boarders, making life long friends, learning something new all the time
Cons: not having a choice of where you live, not going home at the end of the day, eating military food, not being near family, missing holidays
A typical day at work.
- making sure all fire arms and ammunition were accounted for.
-doing a round of the station checking for cleanliness and gear adrift
-Creating a schedule of the day for 16+ subordinates
-taking incoming calls and directing them proper department
-logging incoming calls in the computer
-decision making for search – more... and rescue and law enforcement
-assigning crews and duties
-sending and answering emails through outlook
-assigning individual end of the day clean ups
-being on standby 24hrs a day for any emergency
What did I learn?
I learned to be patient and understanding to individuals, because you never know what they could be dealing with in their life. With that said I also know that there is still a job to get done and to find a balance before making any rash decisions. I learn to be disciplined and assertive in my job and personal life. I learned that having a positive, safe environment for your employees is imperative for the morale and productivity of the company.
The hardest part of my job?
The hardest part of my job was not being able to go home at the end of the day. Always being ready to wake up in the middle of the night for search and rescue and law enforcement, but it was also the most rewarding part of my job. Knowing that at the end of the day I was doing something positive and protecting lives. Protecting lives always reminded me that it was worth it. – less