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Songz Office - Mal'athar's Evaluation

Posted Sept. 17, 2021, 4:29 p.m. by Civilian Sair Songz (Counselor) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Commander Shedda Mal’athar (Executive Officer) in Songz Office - Mal’athar’s Evaluation

Posted by Civilian Sair Songz (Counselor) in Songz Office - Mal’athar’s Evaluation

Posted by Commander Shedda Mal’athar (Executive Officer) in Songz Office - Mal’athar’s Evaluation
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Shedda leaned back against the chair. Her posture was very formal, but she was actually quite relaxed for herself. “Well I’ve followed the Manhattan class design from the beginning. I am very familiar with the science labs and their technology. As a chief science officer I kept up with all of that, even if my ship wasn’t getting it. Part of being in command is being familiar with every department. Not an expert but a working solid foundation of the departments. Manhattan is a much bigger and newer ship than where I served previously and the engineering is so much more modern. So I studied and retook the engineering qualification for the bridge officer’s test.”

Mal’athar, XO

Sair nodded. “Has that made you feel more prepared to take on this role then?” she asked. Shedda gravitated towards talking about external things and there was nothing wrong with that, but at some point she wanted to understand the XO’s view on the internal as well. It would help her understand her outlook when it came to executing her duties here.

~Sair Songz, CNS

Shedda pondered, “Some. Part of being XO is making those hard decisions when given choices by your experts. Their lives, careers, their family’s lives are affected by my choices, by the decisions I make. If I’m not educated or experienced enough I can hurt a lot of people. I know I will make mistakes, but I don’t want it to be because I didn’t do what I could to be prepared.”

Mal’athar, XO

“What do you do when you comes across something you’re not prepared for, or there was no way to prepare for?” It was a seemingly simple question, and in fact it could be, but everyone was different and more than anything Sair sought to make sure people knew their own reactions so that they could questions their own behaviour, motivations and feelings. Even the most self aware person needed a little reminder and she was only looking to gauge what Shedda might need here herself.

~Sair Songz, CNS

Shedda shrugged in a contemplative way. “There is really no one answer to that, is there? It’s like the scientific method. Make an observation, ask a question, test your hypothesis and collect data, examine results, draw conclusions and then act. If it works great if it doesn’t time to re-evaluate. I can’t learn everything and plan for every possible scenario, but the more I know and the more experience I have, the more of a knowledge pool I have to draw from.”

Mal’athar, XO

Though they shared the same methodology, pure scientists had a particular way of interpreting the world around them that was just different than a physician or counsellor like herself. Many defaulted to observable external things, even if a situation required a more internal response. It wasn’t bad, it was just different, but it could make digging deeper harder at times. Fortunately for Sair, she wasn’t one to get hung up on details and so was happy to go where this conversation led them.

“So, I like to think of myself as a partner in crime, so to speak for people. I’m here to be a sounding board, test ideas out with and if needed, challenge your own preconceptions of even yourself. I say that up front because I want you to know that anytime you need that, I’m here. People take that for granted I think, but I do mean it.”

~Sair Songz, CNS


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