Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I guess i rule

So we finally hired someone at work and I am so happy but at the same time my work load hasn't decreased any and I haven't been putting in fewer hours either. She started on Monday and I've been training her and it's been a bit of a process. I guess I never realized how complicated the process is. When I started there wasn't really a procedure in place and I had to use my best judgement to solve a lot of problems and issues that came up. Well, now trying to train someone on that it's hard. She wants to know exactly how I do everything and I don't really have an exactly. It just varies depending on the student situation. Somewhere along the way my "best judgement" became policy and procedure. It's a little strange actually. I almost lost my patience with her yesterday evening and I sort of snapped a little at her. I just told her to rename a file and she wasn't sure what to rename it and it really didn't matter what she renamed it and i sort of snapped at her to just do it. I immediately felt bad and was super nice to her after that but it's a lot harder to train someone than i thought it would be. Especially when there isn't really a set protocol for a lot of what I do. It's just me sort of making it up as I go along. and the process is always adapting and changing and I don't think she's quite ready for that. It's also hard to let go. Didn't think it would be but it is. I know how the process works, i know i will get it done and it will be done right...i don't actually want to do it, but it's hard to let someone else take over.

In other news...my cousin, Erika went into the hospital on Sunday night because she had pre-eclampsia. She delivered the baby early this morning. She was about 3 months early and they named her Eleanor and she is 2 lbs 5 oz. They delivered her c-section but both baby and mother are doing well. so YAY!