I'm training today at work.
The gentleman that I'm training will be doing my job while I'm doing someone else's job when someone else has decided to go to Mexico for 3 weeks. This is how you move yourself up the corporate
I'd say I'm 50/50 when it comes to training someone.
I'm a great talker, so explaining myself and how things are done is actually fairly easy. All those years managing at the Arches were good for something - I do know how to train people properly so they retain the information I'm giving them and can do the job. Where I lose it in the process is explaining all the little idiosyncrasies pertaining to my section, that are there for the simple reason of That's How I Like To Do Things.
Why do I like having things stacked and organized a certain way?
Because I do.
Why do I like the orders to be written in a certain order and at a certain time?
Because I do.
Why do I demand that my desk be kept in a particular way, even when I'm not around?
Because if we don't, it's chaos - and that's how the terrorists win, goddamn it!
So you can see how my pleasant demeanor and sunny facade ease the discomfort of my rigid way of doing things - you can tell that being trained by me is almost as much fun as a trip to Disneyland.
To be fair, the trainee is learning well and hasn't questioned things too much. I think he'll do okay and does seem to have a grasp on what he's doing. (To be fair, what I do isn't rocket science, but there is a learning curve.) I'm sure that when left to his own devices, he'll do just fine.
Of course, I'm going to say it was because of his exceptional trainer.