I hope the new person I'm training stays with us.

@reinydawn (11651)
United States
January 23, 2008 9:25pm CST
We've just hired a new person in our office to do some of the bookkeeping and data-entry for taxes. I've spent the last 2 days showing her how to do a couple things that normally take me less than a day. I've also had to get my own work done on top of this. So far, she's pretty on top of it and things are looking like they're going to work ou. I sure do hope so because I hate thinking that I'm wasting my time working with her if she decides she doesn't like it and then leaves. With out busy season coming up, we're going to need all the help (good help) we can get.
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
28 Jan 08
As long as you treat her right... and don't pay her less than she can get anywhere else... there is no reason why she would want to leave. People need to work in a friendly atmosphere... otherwise they dread going to work for someone they don't like. People's life is center around money. If they can get more somewhere else... they will go for it. Yes you are training her... and you expect some returns for it. Don't!... Schools don't get any return to educate children. You are training her because you did not want to pay for someone fully qualified. You are already winning... don't be greedy... or she will get greedy. In the school of life... employes are often smarter than their boss. As a boss... you need her. As an employee... she needs you. Find the right balance... and both of you will be happy. And yes... she will end up costing you as much as a full qualified employee? What do you expect? You don't get anything for nothing in this life.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Well, she's not a bookkeeper, which is the type of work she is doing. She's very smart and willing to work, it's just her first 2 days were very frustrating and I was afraid she'd get discouraged. Once she gets the hang of how we do things I think she'll be ok. It sure will be nice when she can take over some of my "easy" work so I can get other things done. It just takes a while to teach her everything we'll need her to do.
• United States
24 Jan 08
Is there some reason that makes you think she may leave? Has she said that she may leave? Hiring a new person is always a risk these days but with the high rate of unemployment she may think twice about leaving.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
24 Jan 08
Well, she was really interviewed for another job. The building I work in is looking for someone to do "light" bookkeeping and we were thinking of sharing that person with them for some of our stuff. Well, now it's just us that she'll be working for and it's a bit more than "light" bookkeeping. She's doing great, but I know she was getting frustrated yesterday and Tuesday because we just kept running into a zillion problems (not her fault, but it's still frustrating). She's actually a travel agent, but was looking for more work. We really need someone like her - smart, easy to get along with, willing to do the work and learn. We seem to have a high turnover rate, in my opinion. In the 5 years I've been there we've gone through like 7 people...
• China
24 Jan 08
Oh , reinydawn , i can understand you ! I do hope she can stay with you and help you a lot ! As you know hire a person who you can trust , is not an easy thing , right ? I think , in the future , you'd better teach her how to speed up her speed for her work , which can get higher efficency !
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
24 Jan 08
Actually, what she was working on was something totally new to her and we ran into every problem imaginable. Normally, I think we could have gotten it done in a day. I did tell her that at least she now knows what most of the problems would be that show up!