Wow... it's been almost a week and I don't think I've read one blogpost. I actually had to type in the full URL of my blog to get to the blogger's list today. I don't think I've actually worked this hard since I started my job a couple months short of 4 years ago. Last week the new employee started, but not before he called in sick 3 days in a row! Yep, you read that right and I almost thought he wasn't going to start at all. I was surprised to see him there on Thursday morning, but also a bit relieved, as I don't need to push my end date out anymore than I already have.
I've never trained anyone before, so it's been quite an adventure. Everything I do builds on something else and it seems every something else stems from another process. How do you explain it all logically without confusing the bejesus out of someone? It seems I'm doing an ok job because he is SLOWLY getting it. What's also strange is that I've stopped messing around on the internet - cold turkey. I'm trying to set a good example and though my bosses don't care, there's a lot to teach this poor fellow. On top of which, he should develop bad habits on his own and not because I taught him.
The other new guy starts tomorrow... the 3 men, 1 woman firm is about to become a frat house of sorts.. when I leave, it's 5 guys! I still think someone messed up on the math. Not that I believe it truly matters, as I tend to be mom tomboy than girlie-girl, but I still believe the female balances the group. Guess we'll see.