Walker's Walkabout (open thread)

Posted Sept. 18, 2021, 5:11 p.m. by Commander Brad Walker (Chief Of Staff/Second Officer) (Brandon Irvine)

With the Owie on its way to the planet in need of their goods and/or services, said goods all accounted for and secured, and all intake exams finally completed for the ten-times-enlarged crew (and assorted hangers-on), Brad found himself… bored.

It was something that had plagued him from time to time since moving to Administration more than ten years ago, the lack of anything he was truly, directly responsible for that happened with almost depressing regularity. Almost everything that did come up was something that could be pawned off on a junior officer. It was something he’d realized early on in his disastrous posting at Corvan V, which had thankfully been eventful enough that he was kept too busy running around honing his diplomatic skills that he’d been unable to truly be bored.

But he’d realized the potential for boredom Administrative roles held, and it was part of why he’d moved into a teaching role once he’d returned to Earth. The cases were never enough to overwhelm, but they were always interesting, and while it was a supervisory role, he still had a hands-on part to play from time to time as well, when the trainees were just too inexperienced to do a particular procedure.

Now, though, he reflected as he strolled aimlessly through a corridor somewhere on, he thought, Deck 4, he was back in an almost fully Administrative role. He, theoretically, had Underlings who were responsible for most of the day-to-day business of running a starship’s medical team, leaving him to personnel management and the other minutiae of running a starship’s medical team.

He said theoretically because it appeared being his Number Two was a revolving door. Whoever came in to replace Commander… the Andorian… would be his… fourth? fifth? Since coming on board. It was already bad enough he couldn’t really remember any of their names, apart from Lt. Bonner, who’d left and was now back, but in a different role only slightly attached to his Department.

Cmdr. Dr. Brad Walker
Chief of Staff (Introspective)

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