Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Training Day

My replacement starts today and I get to train her. That should be fun, huh?

I'm trying to figure out what to tell her when she asks me why I'm leaving. You know she's going to ask. How can I tell her when I don't really know myself. I feel sorry for her because she has no idea what she's getting herself into.

Three more days ....

Give me strength.


  1. Be honest with her.
    She will probably haven been lied to by your bosses, no need to add more lies. It's what I would have done.
    Good luck these last two days. Have you got a party planned already? ;)

  2. Hi. Hope things are going as well as they can be. I think you should just be honest with her. Not that it will make much difference - she'll find out what they're like soon enough.

    Good luck!

    Bearfriend xx

  3. I might be tempted to train her incorrectly on something. I mean for giggles.

  4. A few days after I found out my job was being eliminated, my director commented that I seemed to be handling it well. I told him that my goal was to make my departure the classiest exit they'd ever seen. I'm not sure why that was so important to me. I guess I saw it as the dignified approach. I really wanted to flip them all off and walk out without training anyone. :)

    In case you want to go that route (the former, though no one could blame you for the latter), you might just use the 'irreconcilable differences' response with your trainee. And then if you can figure out some ways she (or he) might protect herself and not have deal with the crap you had, work it into the conversation.

    I'm still believing this will all end up being something wonderful for you! I can't wait to see what's ahead!


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