Where I work you are required to take a certain amount of training every year. You have to have a learning plan and commit to continuous learning. All very noble concepts and I applaud them.
What that means in practice is that you will be attending approximately 5 to 8 days of off site training/education at a sort of school. What that also means is you WILL encounter the following people**:
1. The tall lanky gentleman with the rather low voice and huge Adam’s apple. He wants to know the instructors qualifications and what make them the expert. He also wants you to listen to why he’s the expert. All.day.long.
2. The woman who thinks she is underpaid and overworked and uses every group exercise to bring this to your attention.
3. The passive/aggressive woman who hates her manager and who also wants to use every group exercise to illustrate how badly used she is.
After that, the rest of the people are pretty nice, some funny, most very smart and just trying very hard not to roll their eyes when any of the three above start talking. That said, it was a pretty good course and I met some really interesting people, a couple of them were wicked smart! Added bonus, I got to act like a geek and take the following picis.
Here’s a link for some history.
The actual course was held in the Sinclair Building. I love this building too. There are a tonne of really lovely details in it.
And now, it’s a long weekend. I shall be sewing like a mad woman to finish my two Indian outfits for next weekend’s wedding festivities. I will also, hopefully, be finishing the lacy and lovely beaded shawl that I’m test knitting. I think it would look really good with the outfits so I’d really like to wear it to the wedding too.
Okay, dinner is ready, gotta go. Fish & chips = calling my name! Happy Friday before a long weekend, everyone!
**Note: there are no pictures to fully illustrate what I’m talking about. That would have just been wrong and rude and frowned upon. Just close your eyes and use your imagination, you can see (and hear) these people if you try.