Quotidian Quest

Training Day

Category: personal
#career

Today, I met my replacement at work.

He's a lot older than I expected1 which got me worried. How bad is it out there to find a job?

But it also got me thinking about how our disposable culture. How is it even though everyone seemed to like me at work that I'm still facing a hard end date for leaving and finding something else. I was part of the team, a reliable rock that could get things moving...

But in a couple weeks, I'll be gone and that person I trained will be doing what I did for them.

Honestly, I don't blame the guy and some people have said that I should withhold some of the knowledged that I've accumulated along the way, but I won't do that because I don't need the bad karma and I'm not in the business of burning bridges. The guy is actually pretty nice and was quiet and just soaked up what I was telling him.

He generally liked my teaching style2 and we even had a great discussion about how development works. I spent a lot of time explaining things and it was nice to show someone all the little things that I have to do every day. I wish him the best, but I wish for better things going forward.


  1. For some reason, I had an thought that whoever it was would be someone who was a handsome and good looking as I was. 

  2. Which I find to be a great compliment. I truly enjoy teaching people things and seeing them suceed.