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Voluntary Job Evaluation (Tag CO)

Posted Nov. 9, 2022, 12:55 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Lunan Farrah (First Officer) (Kieron Hoult)

Posted by Captain Freja Andreassen (Commanding Officer) in Voluntary Job Evaluation (Tag CO)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Lunan Farrah (First Officer) in Voluntary Job Evaluation (Tag CO)

Posted by Captain Freja Andreassen (Commanding Officer) in Voluntary Job Evaluation (Tag CO)
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Lunan had not really had chance to sit down with Captain Andreassen to discuss how he was getting on as XO since his promotion, so he thought now would be a good time to take matters into his own hands. Lunan was glad to still have the chance to undertake scientific missions of his own; particularly having set up a small labratory space in his new First Officer’s quarters. Until now, Command had not really been on the Bajoran man’s radar, at least not when he joined Starfleet initially. Sure, he thought, it would have had to have happened eventually, especially considering how quickly the Chimera seemed to be going through crew members at the moment.

Giving command of the Bridge to Ensign K’Vana, the Bolian tactical lead on Beta Shift, Lunan crossed to his Captain’s Ready Room and tapped the control, waiting for the command to enter.

-Lt. Commander Lunan Farrah: XO-

“Come,” Freja called, glacing up from her paperwork.

~Freja Andreassen~

Lunan took a second before crossing the threshold, “Morning Captain, do you have a few minutes? I realised earlier today that we haven’t had chance to sit down and talk since I became XO.”

-Lt. Commander Lunan Farrah: XO-

“Sure, have a seat,” Freja gestured to an empty chair.

~Freja Andreassen~

Lunan gave a curt nod and took the seat, “I suppose I’d better get straight to the point, how do you think I’m doing as XO thus far, aside from misranking some of our marines.”

-Lt. Commander Lunan Farrah: XO-

“Marines are a bit of a different animal to be sure,” Freja leaned back in her chair, “Perhaps I should have prepared you a bit better. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve witnessed officers of my rank and higher make similar errors, perhaps even far more grievous ones.”

“I think the important thing to remember that while marines are on our ship, they have their own set of rules and disciplines,” Freja spoke, “I generally keep to the rule of so long as the CAG doesn’t tell me how to run a ship, I won’t tell him or her how to run a fighter squadron operating on my ship.”

“As for your performance, I believe you are doing quite well. I certainly stumbled from time to time when I first got that rank and position. I think everyone does and that its more important that you don’t let minor missteps shake you. It sets you on a good course of resilience for when you make bigger missteps as a captain.” She joked lightly.

~Freja Andreassen~

Lunan chuckled, “You certainly hide it well, ma’am. I think I need to start making notes at our senior staff meetings, just so I don’t demote an officer by accident.” Ge paused for a moment, then added, “Though I must admit, since our recent First Contact mission, I’ve been glad of a more relaxed pace, it has allowed me to keep up with some of my scientific ventures.”

-Lunan Farrah-

“Making notes sounds like a good idea, I know when I was made it to first officer, I did reflect on each day for a period of time, just to make sure I had my head around it,” Freja explained, “It was a bit of a different switch from running a department or a fighter squadron. Enjoy the relaxed pace while it lasts, I’m sure we’ll be called up any day now. Especially now that our marine fighters are onboard.”

~Freja Andreassen~

“You know me Captain,” Lunan said with a grin, “I rise to any challenge.”

-Lunan Farrah-

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-Kieron-

Freja nodded, “That is why I recommended you to become the new XO, being accepting of challenges will take you far in the fleet. So, tell me about your scientific ventures?” She asked by way of conversation.

~Freja Andreassen~

“I actually considered going into medicine, as my father did during the Dominion War, so a lot of my ‘ventures’ have been a mixture of chemical and biological experiments. I wouldn’t want to step on the toes of our Chief Medical Officer though.”

-Lt. Commander Lunan Farrah: XO-

“No indeed,” Freja nodded, “I’m sure the Dr. Hall will be interested in what turns up with your experiements though.”

~Freja Andreassen~

“Thinking about it, I should probably check in with the crew in Sickbay, see if I can’t put my foot in it with them.” Lunan chuckled, though he felt as if he was only half joking.

-Lt. Commander Lunan Farrah: XO-

“I’m sure it will be fine,” Freja laughed slightly, “I always tried to related to the DHs as best I could, it made it easier for them to come to me with minor issues rather than bother the CO with them. Mind you, my first CO often was rather brutal when he felt that something was ‘beneath his pay grade’.”

~Freja Andreassen~

Lunan arched an eyebrow, “Need I remind him that we don’t get paid in this field of work?”

-Lt. Commander Lunan Farrah: XO-

Freja laughed, “I should’ve had you tell him that when he was dressing me down for bringing up a simple crew roster change idea. I might’ve given him an aneurysm,” she leaned back, “I honestly never quite understood his approach to Command, so I think working under him for the year that I did was more an exercise in ‘what not to do’.”

~Freja Andreassen~

“An idiot guide, if you will.” Lunan said with a grin, “I hope I don’t repeat history.”

-Lt. Commander Lunan Farrah: XO-

“I’m probably more even tempered than Captain Jessie Smith,” Freja remarked with a laugh, “Much less likely to chew you out over simple matters. Chewing outs rarely work to correct behaviour, I’d rather just pull you aside and explain things quietly, produces far better results.”

~Freja Andreassen~

“I’ll… just make sure I catch you on a day where you aren’t hungry,” Lunan said hesitantly, not entriely recognising the human expression.

-Lt. Commander Lunan Farrah: XO-

Freja paused at her XO’s choice in words, “Oh, that’s a human expression, my grandfather was often one to use them. To ‘chew’ one out, means to basically yell and scream at them until they feel almost like you gnawed their arm off,” she explained, “I probably use them far more than I’m aware of.”

~Freja Andreassen~

Lunan chuckled, “I get the feeling I’ll be learning a lot of these phrases the more we work together Captain.” The Bajoran liked his CO, and felt their relationship beginning to blossom already.

-Lt. Commander Lunan Farrah: XO-

“Yes, you will,” Freja nodded, “Between my grandfather and my first CO, I’ve probably picked up a load of them over the years. I’m used to befuddled looks whenever I happen to say one. Or in the case of my husband, a raised eyebrow.”

~Freja Andreassen~

Lunan grinned, “At least I’ll be able to understand the nuance.”

-Lt. Commander Lunan Farrah: XO-

“Yes, well,” Freja paused, “Is there anything else you’d like to discuss at this stage?”

~Freja Andreassen~

Lunan stood, “I think I’m happy if you are, ma’am?”

-Lt. Commander Lunan Farrah: XO-

“I’m perfectly happy, I’ll let you get back to work, but don’t hesitate to ask questions if something befuddles you. I’m happy to help out where needed,” Freja finished with a smile.

~Freja Andreassen~

Lunan returned the smile, “Thank you Captain.” The Bajoran turned on his heel and headed out of the ready room.

-Lunan Farrah-


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