Friday, March 2, 2012

Training Day

Wed was a “training day” for Host/Gate attendants that will be working at GA Power's Lakes parks this season. It was another step closer for Judy and I to our full-time adventure. Since she still has about 9 days left at Sun Trust she had to take a day off.

The training was conducted at the Wallace Dam facility located on Lake Oconee near Eatonton, Ga.  In all there were 10 couples at the training and it was nice getting to meet with them. The couple we will be alternating weeks with at Blanton Creek Park, Ed and Char, came down a day early so I got to spend some time with them. We had a nice lunch a the “Pickle Barrel’ restaurant and then I gave them the grand tour of Milledgeville, Ga. Did you know Milledgeville was the Capital of GA until after the War Between the States?  It is also home to Ga. College & State Univ  (formerly the Women’s College of GA.).

Wallace Dam (Oconee River)

GA. College & State Univ. Campus

The Old Governor's Mansion
The training focus was on customer service, safety, and some operational topics. The presenters shared results of a survey completed by campers on “Park Host” service for last year. It was a 98% satisfaction rating. We will receive most of our hands on training from Ed and Char at the park. During that time we will get instruction on the "reservations program" developed by GA. Power  and used at the parks. Ed and Char  will open Blanton Creek Park on Mar. 13 and we report for on the job training (OJT)  21 Mar. - 26 Mar. Judy and I will start our unassisted week 28 Mar. Our work week start and end on Tue evenings. So if you are in the area stop in and stay awhile.  I will do a complete entry on the park once we get there.

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