One of our trainers left a couple of weeks before Christmas, so the week before the holiday, I had the "privilege" of training some of the newbies. I don't like training. It seems like you put your heart and soul into someone and then they either end up not coming back after lunch, getting fired, or passing training and forgetting everything you told them.
This is the first time since "Everything Changes" that I have trained anyone. It feels really wierd. I used to be the kind of trainer that nutured all of my trainees along, like some sort of call center Leo Buscaglia(who I admire), but I can't do that anymore. I know if I nurture them and tell them that numbers don't count and you need to just do the best you can, they will get blindsided like I did.
Instead, I try to tell them how things really are. Numbers are important. Do things only well enough that you won't get in trouble, cover your ass, and don't try to help people. We're not here to help people. We're here to make as many trades as we possibly can, as quickly as we can, with as little liability as we can.
If they leave, good for them. If they get fired, or if they stay, at least they can't say they weren't warned. I wish I had a better way to end this post, but I don't. I'm kind of in a dark mood, hoping the light will shine soon.
Thanks for reading,
Purgatory: A place of suffering and torment with an unknown duration. In Roman Catholic Theology-the place where the dead are purified from their sins.
By Rage Against The Machine