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Required Newbie Training for Something I Already Do

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    Skyblossom
    Skyblossom
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    Just go without complaint. You might get something out of it and you might not. Most of us do similar things. Every year I have to spend a long day at Staff Development Day. It has never contained anything that I would consider useful to my job. Those that have been there much longer than myself say it never has. We go and we spend the day together and talk and eat and listen to sessions that seem irrelevant. We have fun together but given the choice most of us wouldn’t go. We go anyway because it is required and we don’t try to get out of it.

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    ele4phant

    Eh bureaucracy can be stupid and efficient sometimes.

    But just do it. All jobs, even the ones we love the most, sometimes have stupid parts. This is part of your job. Show up, show that you are proficient by the standards they ask, then be done. You don’t have to love being there, you don’t have to feel like it’s worthwhile use of your time, but your employer requires you do it, so do it.

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    mrmidtwenties
    mrmidtwenties
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    Get over it. We’re all required to do redundant training. It sucks, but it’s part of every job. Attend with an open mind, who knows, you may learn something. My girlfriend is a teacher, and if your attitude is that you’re perfect at your job and can’t learn anything more, well you’re probably not very good at it.

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    Kate

    At least it’s not the kind of training where they make you do improv/role playing/drawing stick figures and symbols on a white board while giving a sales pitch/watching other people get awards for shit you actually did/building mini golf courses out of junk.

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    ele4phant

    Just last week, I got sent to a week-long conference to get trained on a software my company uses. I didn’t really understand why I was chosen as the person to go for beginner level training because I actually have quite a bit of experience with the software, so much in fact I’ve been promoted to the point that I now delegate such tasks to others.

    But whatever, my company wanted me to go, and were paying for it and giving me accommodations in my workload to go. So I went, I met other people in my industry, learned a couple neat new tricks I didn’t know, and it was kind of fun to take a break from what I normally do.

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    Ashley

    Let’s file this under crap everyone has to do at their job at some point or another. Read dear Wendy forums during training and take the money.

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