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Thursday, December 09, 2010

I'm awake.

I was tired and went to sleep around 6:30pm, and then awoke around 10:30pm wide awake. Tried for over an hour to get to sleep but my mind was racing. So I decided to just get up and putter around.

Why is my mind racing?
I just recently left my job after 5 years. This was a high stress job with a lot of responsibilities. Although I gave over 6 weeks notice, the higher-ups took a really long time to choose a replacement, and as a result I had only 2.5 days with the new guy.

Now, when I started the job, I had only about 2.5 days with the previous person, and that was enough. But over the 5 years the job has changed a lot, with a lot of new responsibilities. The new guy phoned me yesterday to come back in and do more training. I went in for an hour, but it took the entire hour to show him how to do ONE journal entry. He was busily taking notes and making screen captures to document how to do that one entry. And it's not like there wasn't already documentation a-plenty. But he doesn't want to use my notes, he wants to make his own.

SO I'm scheduled to go back in for more training with him on Friday. I suspect he will want to do the purchasing. In my mind I am fretting over all the stuff that needs to be done first. Will he get the 10+2 information for the import on the container that sails on Sunday? Will he have updated the purchase orders for the goods invoiced on the container scheduled for the 16th? Will he have run the PO report? We won't be able to go over the purchasing at all if he hasn't done the prep work. But it's not my job anymore. I'm having trouble letting go. ITS NOT MY JOB ANYMORE.

After spending that hour with him today, I feel like I could spend 2 weeks with him and it would not be enough. It's funny because when he started with me for the 2.5 days last week, he was very arrogant and full of himself and bragging of all the companies that he'd "saved" and basically not paying any attention to what I was trying to tell him. Maybe on Friday he will surprise me. But right now my impression is that he's just not that bright. Or at least not a quick study. And I'm worried, because I still feel responsible for the job. ITS NOT MY JOB ANYMORE.

I don't know if writing all this will help me to sleep, but maybe. I'll give it another try anyway.
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    It's tough to let go when you are really invested in something. I just left the nursing company I was with for four years. I kept one client because we are like father and daughter, but I worry about the others. The company is in financial trouble and I worry what will happen to the clients.
    You are under no obligation to keep training your replacement. He needs to step up or step out. The company had plenty of warning that you were leaving. If they dragged their feet in finding a replacement, it is not your problem. What's the worst that could happen if he screws up? Will anyone die? If not - let it go. You did your job.
    2753 days ago

    o.k. GF!
    When You do go in to Help this incompetent replacement , make sure You charge the Company at least double or even triple your last wages$$$...
    You are having trouble letting GO because YOU are a Loyal,Compassionate, Reliable, Hard Working Gal, Who Really CARES!!!

    As for the SLEEP, I've been sick and taking all the Cold Meds I was SLEEPING it was Joyous!
    Well I'm Off the pills and getting better and Guess What??? NOT Sleeping again, Such is Life!!!!!!!!

    YOU ARE THE emoticon

    2753 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/9/2010 8:54:58 AM
  • STFY31
    It is not your job anymore, do your best to give him training and then let him suffer the consequences of his ego. He obviously needed more help, hence the reason he called you back yet he is being arrogant at the same time. Give him an hour or so and then know that you did your part!! Let it go and Relax in your knew found freedom :)

    I hate having to stress about things that should not be my problem. He can work it out, you just get some sleep! emoticon
    2753 days ago
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