What's the best response to my boss when he asks me to train junior associates to do my job?
I was brought on board at a company over a year ago because of my experience in manuafcturing processes and skill at using a hard to use design software. Occasionally my supervisor will ask me to spend time training a juinior engineer on staff on how to use that software. That's supposed to be Manufacturing!
Asked By: schustercj - 7/26/2009
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I am torn because teaching him hopefully will allow you to lighten your workload. I am teaching someone where I work voluntarily so she can do some of my work. You may be getting ready for a promotion too, did you think about that? Now, on the other hand I see people at work who do not share and that is for good reason... More
Answered By: USC Trojans - 7/26/2009
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Unfortunately, he is your boss and if he asks you to do it and you want your job I would do it. If you complain then they will not think you are a team player. Believe me on this one, just do it or you will open up a can of worms you dont want to.
Answered By: pinky - 7/26/2009
You get paid to do what the boss says. However, I'd start job hunting, just in case. It's easier to find a job when you have a job. My Ex was a site manager for a company. They sent her a new girl to train. As soon as she was trained, my Ex was fired and the new girl took over.
Answered By: my_alias_id - 7/26/2009
Just go ahead and do it, your boss wil appreciate it. If you make yourself indispensable buy not training someone who could take your place, they may decide they need you in that job rather than promote you.
Answered By: mimisnan - 7/26/2009
Do it, turn the beat around and look at it this way: you can add it to your resume even if you trained that person for 1 hr: "Trained Jr. Associates." Make it work to your advantage.
Answered By: OverRuled23 - 7/26/2009
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