After 5 weeks of working side by side, leading him through the intricacies of 911 call taking, my trainee was officially set free to fly "solo" today. He surprised me this morning by leaving a "thank you" on my desk. Initially I thought the night shift dispatcher must have left them behind accidentally at shift change, until a co-worker found the card nestled inside...and then I got all verklempt. What a sweet thank you!
I won't tell you how many people stopped by my desk to ask if it was my birthday or alternatively was my "significant other" in a whole heap of trouble! LOL