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Dealing with the baggage locker isn't one of the most complex jobs, but it's kind of annoying and adds stress to the work: having request forms to do every day, extra responsibility and all. It only takes a few minutes a day, normally(up to half an hour or so) but it's just another thing to worry about.
Anyway. The firemen don't have so much work, unless they really want it (ie, go and look for things in a not-ideal state, and then fix them). But they don't do that (at least, not the current firemen).
So one day, I was carrying boxes up from the locker with the boatswain, who is Dutch, and mentioned to him an idea I'd had. Maybe the firemen should take over the baggage locker... ?
He stopped, put down the box he was holding and stared at me.
"That," he said, "is a bloody brilliant idea!"
So now the firemen do the baggage locker.
Delegation is so much fun when it works!!!