By Tatteredgirl - 11/08/2016 13:31 - United States - Indianapolis

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.

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dietcoke09 25

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.

What's your dismissal policy like?

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What's your dismissal policy like?

theamazingd 17

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!

Unless this position is brain surgeon, just fire them.

You should definitely fire an incompetent brain surgeon!

Yikes... Maybe the boss can do something about it?

dietcoke09 25

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.

species4872 19

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.

He has mastered one skill: how to get you to do his work for him.

Either you are a bad teacher or he is a bad learner/freeloader

TabooSushi 24

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.

Your manager is not telling you the truth

If the only reason you believe it's not you is that your manager says so... Then it's probably you.

TabooSushi 24

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.

ChaiseT 16

I'd try to talk to your higher up, and see how the situation can be fixed.