Oh, jeez, this was a new situation for me. I recently got a request from a brand new court reporter to come and sit in with me. I met her at the last RPR exam and so I knew her and I got a recommendation from her teacher -- a personal friend of mine.
Long story short, I agreed and she came to the courthouse. Esther came ready to go and seemed really excited to come and sit in for the morning with me.
We talked about all sorts of court reporting stuff while we were in court and I thought everything was going well.
After court, I brought Esther around to meet the other members of the staff. It was Friday, so there were a few people around who had afternoon calendars. After having a chat with my trusted friend, Vicky, we left because Esther had to go home. We then left and on the way to my office, we met Michelle (another coworker) and during the conversation, Esther started to cry which totally freaked me out. I've never had that happen to me.
So, we sat and I did my best to try to calm her down. She said that this was all overwhelming for her -- she's only been working three months. I mean, I remember how it was but, jeez, this took me off guard.
So, anyone have a funny story about something like this or just some advice on how to handle a situation when it arises. She's already told me she's a 'cryer." LOL.