I trained in someone to do a job that I had two years ago. A job I created. And it was frustrating. Because I had been out of this position for some time. I had trained in my replacement and even written things down in great detail. And apparently that was an excuse for my brain to just let go of all the details that people who are not me would need to know.
I was very frustrated that she didn't just adutomatically KNOW what she needed to do. As if she could read my mind. Having never met me before. Hardly fair of me.
Then I was super irritated that it was taking her so LONG to do things that I went through very quickly.
Here is what I remembered later:
I was the one to create the job, so of course I knew what to do.
I had a LOT of experience doing things inefficiently and was able to learn from experience what worked.
I tend to be a bit "speedy"; this is what my psychiatrist meant when he said I am probably used to being a bit hypomanic.
I am NOT suggesting that one needs to be bipolar to do my previous job. Because when I was Depressed, it was not easy. Things fell apart.
But maybe the reason that I used to swing between thinking that a trained ferret could do my job and thinking that a degree in rocket science might be necessary... maybe these thoughts coincided with my own swings from hypomania to Depression.
I will try to have more patience with this new person and cut her some slack.
I will dig up my old training materials.
Grateful Crap: my new job that is much less confusing to explain
remembered meds most days; will improve posting rates
excersized most days.
I love tap
Even though I am Really Bad
Quaker, teacher, parent,