Ever have one of those days where you think you demonstrate your flexibility on the the job? Where you put away what YOU had planned for the work day. 'cause you are thrust in to train the newest teammate?
At day's end you think it's gone pretty good. You and the teammate have laughed. And you're thrilled she 'gets' it. You're impressed. An asset to the team she will be.
Then when everybody is gone, you speak to your acting manager (because you true manager) is in another state. You have a good report with your acting manager. The AM wants a run down how it went. You tell her great. Tell her the new teammate will fit in nicely.
The AM, not really thinking what she's saying, says how the True Manager, wanted another teammate to train the new person. Only reason the other teammate didn't, was she's on vacation. So I was left, because our other teammate, on our 3 person team, had just come back from a week's vacation and swamped. Yea, that true manager knew teammate was out.
All was left was me. Runner up. Trainer by default. Acting manager was sorry she told me the whole communication. I gave up going to jury duty on Monday, because I didn't want to leave our team in a lurch. At the new teammate will be a good part of the team...
Yep, one of those days.
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