Albeit a bit new. No doubt the heavy responsibilities that come along with the cap takes some getting used to!
It's certainly a change for an upstart who used to lead the rank and file to rebel against the so-called oppressive administration! These days I stand on the evil administrative side instead - and try my level best not to subjugate the abused proletariat.
Knowing all the while that I'll have to crack that whip sometime.
Not yet though. Adjusting to the new position is taking a while. Even my usual dealings with the medical officers has changed. Just a few months back, I fought the good battle alongside the rest of the Gungho Ginnys and all - and now I have to hand them orders from the sidelines? Have to admit it's a little weird having to give out advice, recommendations and such to my trusting subordinates. Not to mention approving budgets and drafting departmental policy!
Don't they all know what a crazy goofball I am?
Damn. They want a decision now. Maybe if I throw some dice?
Obviously not. These days I can't even crack all that many jokes since a couple of my medical officers actually take what I say seriously. Especially one shockingly idealistic officer who unquestioningly accepts my edicts as the gospel truth. Scary, that one.
Even the one I thought would be least impressed - our Ebullient Eve - has taken to dubbing me the boss.
Eve : Boss, can I do this?
Paul : Go ahead.
Eve : Boss, can I do that?
Paul : Do you have to call me boss? I do have a name.
Eve : Call you Paul? Yes, boss.
Paul : Sigh.
Eve : I'm sorry but you are the boss.
Bruce Springsteen I'm clearly not.
Maybe I'd be more fond of the lofty title if it was a hot, sexy male intern in leather calling me that. Unfortunately all my junior colleagues are female.
Damn. Have to rethink the entire departmental hiring policy. Maybe even a cute personal assistant?
Now that I'm in this supposedly exalted position, I don't think that it's all that much to crow about. Seriously. Don't think your bosses in the comfy corner office are all so great! It's all timing. We just happened to get there first.
And don't tell anyone - but most of us are major screw-ups as well :P