Emergency Management consists of complete nerds. All we talk about is work, and it’s all we care about for the most part. 90% of us are so committed to the job that we will sleep at work if that’s what it takes.
It’s hard, when you’re around such committed people, to be confident in your knowledge. There is always someone to one-up you. Someone who read the changes to the T.O. that were put out fifteen minutes ago that you didn’t even know existed yet. There’s always someone better, or even just someone wrong but so much more confident than you are that you believe them because you are not confident in any way, shape or form. And when I say “you” I mean “I”.
I know my job. I know it inside-out and I love it. But I will always hesitate.