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OMG So Bored

So. I've spent the last two days in a "training session" which largely has meant listening to a lecture and watching PowerPoint slides on a job which I've done for the last nine years.

*snore* *drool a little* *snore*

We asked if we experienced folk could be excused to help with the enormous amount of work piling up back at the office (where a skeleton crew struggles to keep on), but we were told they want us "all on the same page." In other words, three days of training to assimilate the about half-hour's worth of changes which are going to be made in the overall job.


The little group I'm lunching with have to at least keep humor on our side. Today my computer-mate and I (a wonderful flamboyant fellow) talked about Evil Dead movies and sang songs from Victor Victoria under our breath. Grab the fun where you can. We're sharing computers because there aren't enough for the entire training class--even more fun, when the training isn't even hands-on.


They haven't made the final cuts yet. Soon, we're guessing. I'm at least on the Research team, and most of the others in my team assure me I'm probably the lead, but I'm not counting any chickens, there.

And so....

I couldn't get a clear shot of the carving on some of these, so worn were they:

One more day of training in general, then more intense research training (I REALLY hope I'm the one they were saying would be helping with the training, rather than being trained some more myself, because I think my brain might melt and ooze out my ears soon otherwise).... I sure hope we get some finality on this soon!

Must sleep now.



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May. 11th, 2011 05:22 am (UTC)
My sympathies for being trained on things you're already trained in. It sounds like our boring employee orientation videos on steroids.

Tomorrow I must clean, clean, clean. Tonight I'm beat. Cat keeps meowing although he already had his dinner. He's driving me freaking insane. sigh
May. 12th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
Today there was hands-on training, and I turned from trainee into trainer. And new supervisors noticed, complimented, and asked me to continue, woot! Am Mighty. :D

I'm only getting off a half-hour earlier, but the drive is a LOT shorter and I seem to have a lot more energy.

May. 12th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Yay for being a good trainer!

I got off early, but I was exhausted and had acid reflux and so I slept. Must do some cleaning, especially washing of tub.

I'm starting to think I will have to give up coffee drinks. They seem to tear my stomach up anymore. :-(
May. 13th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
Yes, I seem to be! Today one of the folks from Corporate came to me and asked, "Who does the research in your office, Sunland?" I replied, "Well, that would be me." She nodded sagely and said, "Ah, that explains why there's over 300 batches in there." I said yeah. So I even got to do some of that today, woot.

Poor Magpie. *pat, pat* I've been acid-refluxy, myself, no matter what I eat -- I have to really knuckle down and cut calories, but I have been SUPER bad about that.

May. 13th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
I read an article this afternoon that said that antacids based on calcium carbonate can actually make acid reflux worse, although they may ease the burning in the esophagus somewhat. Guess what kind of antacid I have at home? Ooogh.

I went out and bought some Prilosec, which is supposed to be the best OTC for acid reflux. I also had some general gastrointestinal distress today that might have been brought on by the acid reflux or might have been a bonus yuckiness. Again, oogh.
May. 11th, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
Gaaah. Large-scale training sessions are so often pointless...

May. 12th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
Fortunately, at last today was hands-on training, and my experience was suddenly in high demand. Made the day go by MUCH faster!

May. 11th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
omg dull. can you have a notebook for taking notes on the changes? You can use it to write Sean Patrick stuff (like I do in my meetings when they get dull, though mostly I don't write Sean Patrick)

this cemetery fascinates me
May. 12th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
I thought about writing useful notes but because I'm sharing a desk (it's a crowded session), mostly I've been doodling while we talk about Evil Dead and like cheesy movies, television, and musicals (he's a delightfully flamboyant gay man).

It's a very cool cemetery. I'll probably post more pictures eventually (I have to start making a "have used this one already" file so I don't repeat myself).
May. 12th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
ah i see, well that's fun too

yeah I know what you mean about repeating pics
May. 12th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
Yes, it has actually been, on and off. We hypothesized that training sessions like this are actually insidious team-building experiments...

May. 12th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
snort. that could be
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