Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Those Days...

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.

Blue Bell Homemande Vanilla Ice Cream awaits...

2 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Oh Tommy!! Some people SHOULD not be managers or should at least learn how to be managers before they are let loose on others. I'm so sorry you had to hear this. All I can say is that I hope the new teammate YOU trained will return the favour and sing your well deserved praises!! At the end of the day, YOU did brilliantly! Yay!!

Enjoy your ice cream! Take care
x

Thomasina said...

Thanks, Kitty! The new teammate did say the job seemed "FUN!" and she was sincere. She caught on quick. We'll see how today goes. Thanks for your support---again!