Wednesday, April 9, 2008
A Good List
Lirone at Words That Sing has an excellent list of things to remember when starting a new job. I think it's a good list to keep in mind for the people already working there. I've had to do a fair amount of training at the law enforcement dispatch center where I work, and it's not pleasant. I always think back to when I was new and a bit scared. There are so many seldom-used bits of information that it's impossible to cover them all in a reasonable amount of time. We operate on the Just Ask philosophy. Our goal is to make sure the main tasks are covered to where they're almost reflexes. This makes it easier to deal with the less common occurrences. I know many workplaces operate in a similiar fashion.