Legacy on TechOps

You know, it really shouldn’t be any surprise to me that DragonCon TechOps appears to be about the best shot for me to get back somewhere close to where I was. As I sit here tonight, Iย once again find myself thinking about how proud I am that I (and “my” room staff) were pretty early in the path for aย number of staffers who have gone on to have fairly important positions. What brought it to mind for me tonight was noticing that one of those people from my “legacy” is now listed as having the night-time equivalent ofย my pre-wreck job: day-time lead for one of the truly large hotel ballrooms that we manage.

The other thing that this helps get through my thick skull is that one of the best ways to truly start feeling better about myself as a person is to be able to point to someone else who started out working for me (after the wreck) and be able to nod and say, “Look at what I helped do.” Building a legacy I can be proud of… I really think that’s how I’m most likely to “get my groove back.” ๐Ÿ™‚

6 replies on “Legacy on TechOps”

There’s a lot of “institutional knowledge” floating around TechOps – things new people are just expected to pick up over the years without any real formal structure for teaching it. Orientation covers the basics, of course, but there’s so much more than that. You are very definitely one of the best conduits we have for TechOps crew to pick up these kinds of things in a semi-logical way (i.e. we’re not just waiting until there’s a clusterfuck and then yelling at the culprit after con because they “should have known” something).

So yeah, keep it up, and stuff ๐Ÿ˜›

Thanks for the “vote of confidence”. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s pretty clear that I was talented at that before the wreck, but I’m not yet convinced I’ve “still got it”. One of the things this really points out to me is that I need to stop sitting in the sound board chair in Grand west and make it clear that TPTB made a good choice when they decided to choose that room as a place to train potential new room leads.

I am still convinced that you have the talent. I know it is just going to take time to apply it in a time/place/cadence that you are comfortable with. There is no rush. TechOps will be around for a LONG time, and you will continue to have a place in it as long as you want one.

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