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May 10, 2005

The People That Really Matter!

Today I was actually participating in a training (rather than facilitating) along with other managers. All these managers I have either worked with in the past or trained myself. And a lot of them are very close friends now.

I've said before I really dislike my job now. I feel like I got the "Go to Jail" card - can't pass go, can't collect $200.

As much as I am scheming a way to get out of the company (since I signed my life away for tuition assistance), I was reminded of a couple of the reasons why I love this position so much.

Today, during our class, we were doing the typical introductions, and it came to me. Now, I have been asked several times previously by various managers if/when I would move and that they wished I could stay. Well, I did my introduction, and added that I wasn't moving. I got a huge applause and a lot of the managers chimed in to the facilitator (from an outsourcing company) how important it was that I stay in my territory, what they had gone through with me and what I had done for them.

This made me very happy :-)

Then, at lunch, a lot of managers were comparing some trainings they recently had. We had to roll out a new sales process to this territory to about 240 employees in 3 days. We did this, but in 4 different cities at the same time. So each trainer went to a different city. This is the first time these managers saw the trainers from this company that acquired us. Boy did I light up when they said how much more they got from my classes and that our previous company had such a better and more effective training department. They went on comparing all the trainers (with the new company)....and I just kept feeling better and better.

So yes, I feel a tad guilty for getting pleasure out of being the preferred trainer of the department with this new company by our managers. But you know what, it feels good!

It just reminds me where to put my focus.

Sometimes it's easier to seek forgiveness than ask permission. I have a feeling I am going to be doing this a bit with this department until they realize how backward they do things.

Posted by Sissy at May 10, 2005 11:32 PM