Are you the type to help a "newbie"?

@rocketj1 (6960)
United States
November 13, 2008 1:32pm CST
When I first started here, I was really learning as I went along. I started several discussions just so I could understand the way things work here at myLot. Many of you here were very helpful! I recently helped a "newbie" out with their discussion. I figured that it was the least I could do, as others had done the same for me. Do you like helping others learn the ropes here? How about in life? Are you patient with the new cashier at the bank? Are you excited about helping to train the new employee? OR Are you easily frustrated with trying to teach new things to people? Is it "just not you thing" to train or teach? Tell me.
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@hildas (3031)
13 Nov 08
I just helped a newbie out on my last discussion (or mabe it was one before last). Anyway I feel good about myself for doing so also. I think it is nice to have patience with new people everywhere we go. We where all new once ourselves and I hate to see people being rude to them. If there is a new person in a shop I tell them not to rush or tell them not to panic. I feel sorry for them. You usually get someone in line shouting abuse at these poor people too. I myself am definitely a trainer. I give my advice to others and always try to help them in everyway I can. It might not be always correct, but at least I try. A few minutes of my time can make someone smile and can make their day better. Take care.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Thank you very much for being another helpful mylotter!
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@hildas (3031)
2 Dec 08
Thank you
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
2 Dec 08
You're welcome!
• United States
13 Nov 08
I like helping other people whether they are new or not. I have seen so much office politics and backstabbing that I don't see a lot of sincere people helping others. What I have seen is people trying to get others in trouble. When I was growing up my mother said it would be different once I was an adult. Unfortunately, times changed, and I do not see a lot of helpers out there.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I think it's been a pretty helpful group here at myLot though. Thanks:)
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
13 Nov 08
HI Rocket, I would help a newbie but I am sti;ll one myself. I find it helps me to learn more about mylot when I read how others help the newbies. Me? I am a polite freak. I hate bad manners and try to treat everyone in a caring well mannered way. My kids used to say that if I passed bye a dog I would say Excuse me'! I do try to help everyone and as a formner teacher I do find it easy to train or assist people. Have a great day.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Somehow I knew that you would answer this way!Thanks:)
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
15 Nov 08
Then you are getting to know me! I am jusdt about ready for our Annual genral Meeting that will take place in about an hour. Please say a quick prayer for me. I do not work for a gentleman so things may get sticky for me. Have a great weekend
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I'm sorry that I saw your message so late. I hope and pray that all went well with your meeting! Did it?
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I always like to help, if we don't help each other how can any of us hope to improve?
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Very true. We are working together here so all of us can enjoy mylot! Thanks:)
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@mvsrao (4367)
• India
13 Nov 08
well , if you believe :-) * I joined here on Mylot to help a friend * so far all my online earnings were transferred to my friend * most of my responses here were posted to help the new users :-)
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
So you definitely like to help others here. Thanks:)
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Yes I will help Newbies, just remember to write long, I really don't have time I have to go back to work. but rate everyone. Welcome to Mylot.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Thanks for your response:)
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@insulin (2480)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
It is indeed good to help newbies and welcome them in every program that we are in because most of the new people need guide so I myself always want to guide other people in some new things because I still remember when I was still a newbie,there are lots of questions that I always ask and it is time for me to repay or put it in the newbies..:-0 God bless and have a nice day..:-0
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Yes, it's always good to remember that we were once new too! Thanks:)
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@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I think you are right. Helping the newbies and welcoming them into the programs is good for guidance. We were once new at one time and we may have needed the help also. That is good of you to think of repaying others because you were in their shoes at one time. Take care and you are a helpful person it seems.
@Humbug25 (12551)
13 Nov 08
Hi ya rocketj1 I am always the first to put my hand up and offer people help if I think I can and if I think I might know more about something than they do. I cannot teach my son anything though. Like I was trying to teach him to swim and half way through trying to explain to him what he had to do he said he knew what to do and off he went, walking on the floor of the pool doing a crawl stroke. I told him that if he couldn't listen to me then I couldn't teach him. I have also tried to teach him to play a musical instrument and he did exactly the same. I wait for him to come to me and ask me how to do something so then I know that he is keen enough to want to learn and will listen.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
My son is just like that! Not so much my daughter. I know lots of people who home school and I can't even imagine doing that with my kids. What a struggle that would be! AAAAAA!!! Thanks for your response! I haven't been on here as much lately, we've had lots of extracurricular stuff going on. It's always good to chat with you!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
15 Nov 08
Boy do I know that feeling!! I haven't been on as much as I would be usually have just been really busy!
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Nov 08
I'm pretty patient unless it's the same person with the same question for the fifth time!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Who would do that? Who would do that? Who would do that? Who would do that? Who would do that?..................
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@balasri (26549)
• India
16 Nov 08
I have a tendency to be patient with the green horns.I always think of my starting days whenever a telecaller fumbles in her maiden call to me.I understand that person is trying to win his daily bread and be as supportive and polite as I can.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
16 Nov 08
That's very kind of you! Thanks:)
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@cream97 (29164)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Yes, I am.. Because I know that I once needed someone to help me. So, I offer a helping hand most of the times. I am glad to do so.. I try to take time out for others.. Someone had to do it for me.. So, I am glad to extend the offer back..
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
You have a very friendly attitude! Thanks:)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Speaking as a "newbie" here I know that I appreciate all the help I can get. I noticed people really do try to help as the discussion this morning that I started was asking for help with my PC. I hate this thing and I wish you were all just lounging around in my living room having coffee with me. anyway the problem was solved. Of course I still messed up and marked the wrong box for best answer. I still do have a question though. What did the first answer here mean when they said rate everyone?
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@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
13 Nov 08
Hi rocketj1, This is something that I always try to do and I've often been told that I have a lot of patience. Whether that is true or not I do try to be patient when I know the employee is new. Here on this site I sometimes welcome those who are just getting started and give them a few tips. Blessings.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Patience is a wonderful virtue, Pose123! Thanks:)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
14 Nov 08
sure, i will help anyone i can. there are still things i don't know about mylot but i'm glad to help anyone. i trained store managers for a year in different conveniet store so i do have a little patience left. lol
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I certainly don't know it all yet either. I like to help others out too. How have you been, jo? I haven't been on here much. My son had a jazz band concert to play last night and my parents came over and spent the night. It was a good time! I haven't run across too many of your replies here today. Wondering how you've been feeling. I know that you didn't have the heart cath test. Still doing ok? heidi
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
15 Nov 08
thanks for asking heidi, i'm doing about the same. i had a fun night my grandson came & stayed w/me while his parents went out & we had a blast. he was still going strong at midnight when they came to get him .he wanted to stay the night but they didn't let him. i've never got to keep him much because they very seldom not take him w/them.he's a sweetie. hope y'all are doing fine. glad to hear from you. jo
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I can picture him still running around and talkin' your ear off at midnight! That's great!
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I try to ALWAYS help the newbies in myLot & in life. None of us go into a job knowing exactly how to do it. Even if we know how to do the job, there is always something the new employer wants done a little differently. So, I do my best to be patient with anyone new at their job!!!
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I thought you might say that , my friend! Thanks:)
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Think about it, we both have a lot of discussions under our belts, yet with 3-4 months experience, we are technically still newbies ourselves!!!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Oh, I definitely agree!
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I will help newbies and I also try to do quite a few no response as well. I think it makes a better community when we have a good attitude. It always feels good when our topics are supported and its very nice to do that for others. I appreciate all your posts. Have a great one!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Thanks:) You are actually one of my favorite discussion starters! We've got our own little mutual admiration society going here, don't we?
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• United States
15 Nov 08
Yes, and I love your posts and you are on my most favorite posters list.....Have a great evening!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
This is us:
• India
15 Nov 08
I Don't have patience at all But i try to help wherever possible.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
It's good of you to be helpful anyway! Thanks:)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
I think this is a site of a give and take, like yourself when I started here in mylot, there has been numerous mylotters who helped me in many ways, and I am grateful to them, in the same manner, I am helping and even responding to newbies if they have questions the best I know of. It definitely feels good when someone do you a favor and the same time, you do likewise. No matter where we are I think its best thing to help others as well, Its a virtue we all need to hold on.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Yes. We should be like this in life too! Thanks:)
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
15 Nov 08
Yes I do try to help newbies. I made a blog and even given my email address so that newbies can email me if they encounter any difficulty. I also respond to newbies when they do send me messages. I don't mind trying to help and teach others. © ronaldinu 2008
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Wow! You have been extra helpful!I think teachers are some of the finest people around, don't you? Thanks:)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
For me a newbie or not as long as I can help that person its ok with me
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 08
That's a wonderful attitude! Thank You:)