Saturday, June 19, 2010

Rewards

While my main job is still Health and Safety, I am enjoying my second string - teaching at work. I have now expanded my repertoire to include First Aid, defibrillator use/Basic Life Support and Display Screen Equipment assessor training.

This week I managed to pack in one each of the latter two. While being on my feet for two constant days played havoc with my knees, I did enjoy the days. I like teaching these subjects because the candidates are volunteers and are keen to learn. I am a firm believer in the principle that humour helps the learning process.

I don't get anything extra for providing this training except the experience of doing it and the qualification.

So what is my reward?

The smile from the nervous young girl who has never done chest compressions when she gets the depth and speed right and I tell her she has a new skill........
The laugh from the woman who unconsciously backed into a corner unsure she could ever do CPR when she goes through the whole process without a hiccup....!
The chuckles from the students when I use an entertaining story to illustrate the value of assessment.......
The burgeoning confidence of a class who are playing at assessor and exercising their fresh knowledge; the noise levels rise in conjunction with the confidence levels.....

The feedback from students that includes words like 'supportive', 'entertaining', 'brilliant', 'educating', 'confident'......

cq

4 comments:

Nikki-ann said...

That's great feedback. Wonderful rewards too :)

Melli said...

It IS the little things that count CQ! THAT is for sure! Taking pleasure and getting smiles from the simple things in life make the living worth doing! I'm glad you are enjoying your job! :)

How ARE your knees these days anyway?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That is what I call job satisfaction, CQ!

Bilbo said...

I must keep your number loaded in my mobile in case I ever need professional emergency services. Of course, your response time to the Colonies might be a bit long, but I expect the level of service and expertiese is worth waiting for.