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FML - The follow-up

Today, I have been training a co-worker in a new position. After two months he still doesn't know how to do any of the work, and I'm stuck trying to do two jobs. FML

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OP here. I told my managers after two weeks that the trainee just was not getting it. They told me to give him time to pick it up. Tell higher ups every other day that trainee is not working out and finally told them I would not be helping him anymore. He is sinking fast. Don't think he will be around much longer. I have trained a number of people for this position and they all have had it figured out within a couple of days. I don't think it's my training.
By Tatteredgirl / Thursday 11 August 2016 13:31 / United States - Indianapolis
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I don't understand how someone can work for a company for two months and still not know how to do their job? Something isn't right about that. Talk to your supervisor. You don't get paid for two jobs, stop stressing yourself.

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It's awfully nice of you to keep your coworker afloat, but perhaps you should seek assistance from your immediate supervisor. After two months, either something is really not clicking with this guy, or your coworker just doesn't care to do his job. You shouldn't have to pick up that much slack. Good luck, OP!

If you don't communicate that to the managers, they will never be aware of the problem since you keep covering up for him. In this case, the trainee is not capable of doing the job. Not everyone is suited to be employed in certain professions.

I don't understand how someone can work for a company for two months and still not know how to do their job? Something isn't right about that. Talk to your supervisor. You don't get paid for two jobs, stop stressing yourself.

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  species4872

There are people who work for years without them knowing what they are suppose to be doing and they manage to suck someone else in to doing it for them with their bosses none the wiser.

Not sure if FYL or YDI. You *are* the one training him after all. Maybe the problem is that you keep doing his job, and thus depriving him off opportunities to learn. Sink or swim, baby.

Oh that sounds familiar. That's been my life for the last THREE YEARS. We can't keep a newbie longer than a couple of months because they're all fucking idiots. I know it's not my teaching, my manager says I'm a great trainer. We just keep getting morons.

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No, that's not the only reason. There are also plenty of people I have trained who turned out amazingly, and I actually have something of a reputation for being one of the best trainers in the department. We just seem to be having something of a bad streak with our new hires lately.

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