Disclaimer: This blog post has been sitting in my post pending box for weeks. In the craziness of life I have gone a bit radio silent and I apologize for that. Sometimes there were good reasons for it like the internet was not working and sometimes life was just busy and crazy. So here is a blog that is way late.
Hello from shipyard. The ship is still out of water and hopefully going back to water soon. There has been lots of work and noise since we have been here. Reception has been busy with new team members coming and going. There is a constant flow of people. I thought you may want to meet some of the people that I get to work with on a daily basis.
Above is a picture of the Purser-Reception team. The team is constantly changing. Three of these lovely ladies have already left. By September there will be a whole new team here with me. Our team has also grown during shipyard. We have added a gentleman to our ranks, an OR nurse, and a lovely lady from the Medical Capacity Building team. Some departments close during the sail and shipyard and I get the privilege to work with some of them in Reception when this happens. Currently our team is made up of nine people from six different countries.
I have enjoyed getting to know each person on the team. Sometimes I find myself standing at the reception desk at midnight just chatting and laughing with the poor soul that got stuck on night shift. Did I mention that I make the schedule.
During the sail there was a party in Reception, which is usually not allowed as everyone has to be quiet in Reception. Everyone danced and made as much noise as possible. There was even a photo booth.
Reception can be very busy with arrivals and departures, the fire panel, and answering a million and one questions, but I love it. I love working with the team. Monday to Friday I get to spend the day with two of the receptionist on desk. We not only get to work together, but I get to know them pretty well. That tends to happen when you spend three to six hours a day with someone. Some are just starting university, while others are part way through it. Hanna is almost done with nursing school and has talked about coming back to the ship as a nurse. She keeps me on my toes with all her sass. Anita will be transferring back to the OR soon. We will miss her on our team. Others Like Tsiferana have already gone back to heir department and we miss them as well. I have two other receptionist that will be going home soon to their own grand adventures and someone new will come to start their own adventure here.