- Jul 2, 2019
I understand the down sides. I'm in a weird spot at the moment because I am transitioning from student to teacher at my shop. I do keep my machine running, but also take the time to train the new guy. Granted he is 2x my age and wants to learn, which is a huge plus. I would think that the experienced guys, and having several to teach would be plus since the task of training gets distributed. I do realize I have much to learn about leadership though.
For what one can positively do which is a lot really because while you train them you work them. Even if a trainer is training or not they will be on the payroll and if there is no work for these fellows to do then there is no need to hire them anyway. If one needs a level of experience then they must find a person, do the extra work themselves, or hire a experienced person.
I have trained many persons over the years some with experience actually most as I have always been tasked with that and also with new green employees. I have had to use translators and sign language to do so because they did not speak good English fully legal workers as far as the company swore and their report not all Spanish mostly/only either.
For what I did I tried to return what was done for me. I was never rewarded with more money easily for doing that really. Not a bonus nor a very very good raise unasked by me. I would have to be persistent at asking for raises.
I would leave when I wished especially though and if I grew to dislike my employer or a employee which I did leave. Not a lot of hopping jobs really.
If someone has a level of ability then they can learn I believe because I have seen it. It takes effort and patience and sometimes just being fair with them.
I know how hard this is to do and it was never easy. I tried to avoid doing that a lot. If I really did not like someone and they were a real mess then someone else had to step up and train them because I would not.
Training can work well and maintaining them being good employees is a lot dependent on management and reward. That is what makes the world go around.