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Old 06-10-2019, 03:55 AM
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Location: Georgia
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... doesn't swing well for me.
You may rest easier self-employed. The kind of things that don't swing well for you are going to steadily increase over time.
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:01 PM
 
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You are being paid for your time. Your assignment is to put some training onto a couple of new people. It's not like they expect you to come in on your day off and do it for free.
Yeah, that's a healthier way to look at things. The experience will be good. It's tough being so busy at the same time though.

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Of course it is the job of management to provide training and in this instance they are having the training provided to the new employees by the person most familiar with the job. This happens to be you. Why is this a problem? They're paying you to work there and training others is a legitimate job function.

Previous work experience and the ability to be resourceful are reasons to be hired, not reasons to shun assigned tasks. Just do your job.
What's my problem? You've asked a legitimate question, and some points I've already answered, but I'll be thorough.

- They've offered me no guide or structure despite the job being technical and complex.
- They haven't made clear what processes are going to apply to them. (One of them shall be a temp.)
- I'm concerned about being made responsible for the learning of others and its implications.
- I'm considered clever and resourceful, but maybe not exactly trainer material.
- Due to contractual politics, the "learning" is truly never-ending.

Well it's not like the company can choose anymore, I'm the only employee left anyway after everything that's happened. Who knows, maybe they'll last longer than several weeks this time.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:01 PM
 
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Yeah, that's a healthier way to look at things. The experience will be good. It's tough being so busy at the same time though.


What's my problem? You've asked a legitimate question, and some points I've already answered, but I'll be thorough.

- They've offered me no guide or structure despite the job being technical and complex.
- They haven't made clear what processes are going to apply to them. (One of them shall be a temp.)
- I'm concerned about being made responsible for the learning of others and its implications.
- I'm considered clever and resourceful, but maybe not exactly trainer material.
- Due to contractual politics, the "learning" is truly never-ending.

Well it's not like the company can choose anymore, I'm the only employee left anyway after everything that's happened. Who knows, maybe they'll last longer than several weeks this time.
That's what I said. What I did not say is "What's your problem?" I asked why was it a problem that you were designated to train them. You're the only one there who could possibly train them.

Guides and structures are great theoretical training aids but experience speaks much louder. Forget about what processes will apply to them; that's not your concern. No one is going to expect you to do anything other than demonstrate how you do what you do. Unless you work for Attila the Hun Industries no one is going to hold you responsible if these people screw things up unless you show them how to screw things up. Don't put so much pressure on yourself, and forget about the politics as well - you can't change it.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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Might say "Hey I "Might" be able to train them, BUT what exactly do you want them to learn from me? and how are we going to make sure they understand it and can pass the knowledge onto others if the need comes?"

Or you can just have them watch you and hope that management did not expect alot of you.
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