I am so not kidding when I say that my adventure into this brave new world is the stuff of sitcoms. We have all kinds of characters in this training class but the most interesting
is, er, was “Baby Nike”. As you may recall from the previous entry, how to calculate overtime is of no use to you if you cannot even pay attention in training class. “Baby Nike” (as I call(ed) her) was an ebullient woman who was late almost every day, always had some story about why (today’s was getting a ticket for going 5 mph over the speed limit and apparently backtalking the officer who was issuing her the ticket), surfed the net during class (somewhat openly since we must have been boring her with all our technical talk) and just generally wasn’t “getting with the program”. And so, you may file BN under “Told ya so”.
At the close of the day yesterday, “Mr. Kotter” came in to tell us that he had heard both good things about the the training class (ie: us) and some bad things. Not surprisingly (he’s on a mission, remember??), he chose to share the pooty things such as sleeping in class (BN), being late (BN), surfing the net (BN) and talking on your cell phone (BN). Oh, and resting your head on the desk during class (Not BN who was too busy surfing, talking and sleeping to put her head down). He said that if he heard anything like that going on, the person would be terminated. (Whoaaaa ….) So, given that kind of warning, being 15 minutes late to work the next day as well as just generally being a disruptive influence is most likely what caused them to give BabyNike the boot.
In reality, I am glad to see that they are enforcing boundaries as in previous POE there were none and absolutely NO reprecussions for crossing any that might have been lying around accidentally (waves to Hooty). So, in this respect, I appreciate them making it very clear what the consequences to the actions are. And since I am always early, don’t surf during class, and sleep mostly at home in my bed, I figure I’m safe for now.
(Psst! Wanna know why I call her “BabyNike”? She told a story about how she bought her baby 5 pairs of size 0 baby nikes because she didn’t like putting socks on her feet. But by the time she got around to putting them on the baby, the shoes were too small. So, she spent a great deal of off time figuring out how to sell these “baby nikes” on Ebay. Hence the name BN. I rather like it, myself.)