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Old 09-17-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Now that I've worked there a full week, well, 1/2 days because the hours are 8-12, I'll give an update. I still think it's perfect, but I was spoken to on Thurs by the boss (owner of the company). She doesn't feel I'm picking up QB fast enough. So I'm on thin ice depending on how next week goes. It's difficult for me because my desk is right next to hers so she hears every click of the mouse and every click of the keyboard and sees everything I'm doing. So if I stop to look at something and think for a second, she jumps right in. I know I could get it if I was given a little bit of time. *sigh*
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Old 09-18-2016, 03:56 PM
 
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No big deal. Learn QB the best you can and if you get fired at least you can take that experience elsewhere. People are always looking for that skill.

The real issue is on management hiring less skilled workers because they don't want to pay and not being willing to train and have the patience for people to get up to speed. In less than a month you would be just fine.
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Old 09-18-2016, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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No big deal. Learn QB the best you can and if you get fired at least you can take that experience elsewhere. People are always looking for that skill.

The real issue is on management hiring less skilled workers because they don't want to pay and not being willing to train and have the patience for people to get up to speed. In less than a month you would be just fine.
Exactly my plans. I bought a "QuickBooks for Dummies" book and have been reading and studying the notes I've taken. I had planned on offering to take a cut in pay until I got up to speed, but now I think I've changed my mind after speaking to a couple people. She knew going in I haven't touched QB for close to 17 years. I think I'm doing pretty damned good. And I've also been out of the work force for a year and a half. Not asking for special treatment just a bit of time to get the rust off and I'll be a great employee.
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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You are doing the right thing. Never negotiate your pay downward on training related matters.

Work on your skills on your own time. See if quick books has a free trial version you can download and practice on. When you have a victory if some sort by mastering a new skill, celebrate it and make sure your boss realizes that you have made progress.
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Today was a success. I went in and gave her a rundown of how Friday went (she wasn't there) and she was very pleased with how I did. I let her know the couple mistakes I made, you know, the things you remember in the middle of the night that you didn't do or did wrong, and she either said not to worry or showed me how to fix them. Then we went about our day and later she told me she was please with my progress and I told her I studied my notes and bought QB for Dummies and she told me I should bring it in so when it was slow I could use it with the software.

All in all, she's happy so I'm happy. I'm going to learn as much as I can just in case.
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Glad to hear it. Most people are understanding of mistakes, particularly when you admit the mistake and take steps to prevent them.

You sound like an ideal employee to me.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Thank you. I like to think I am.
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