In trying to finish up LOSA observations at the end of October, I was faced with Jury Duty and CQ leading into November. To prevent going into CQ cold I was able to wrap up my observations in time to pick up a trip before Jury Duty. Thankfully I wasn’t assigned a case. That allowed me to study harder for CQ.
As I came back to the line after 80 hours of LOSA observation reporting it was easy to see the threat and error management process unfold right before my eyes. The number one question I get asked is, “Was observing worth it?” My answer to that is it was more work than I expected, but the experience was invaluable. Threat and error management is why we’re there.
Lastly, I’m still trying to get used to working on the holidays. I never realized how much I took time off on holidays for granted. At the same time, it felt good serving our guests on Thanksgiving.