Back In Training Mode

I haven’t a trained a batch in over a year.  June 2009 was the last time that I had conducted a Preprocess training for a batch of new inductees to the call center where I work. That time and this time now the reason why I am stepping in away from my normal profile of managing the training department and handling a batch is that my other trainers are occupied elsewhere and a new batch has come in. As  have only two Preprocess trainers and both are tied up, I had to step in.

I love training and especially when the batches begin to respond to me. I have a batch of 19 new joinees that got inducted to the company yesterday and I started training for them today. 7 girls and 12 boys, out which most were born in 1988-89; just two exceptions who are a bit more older. I looked at the excel sheet that contains their details and I see DOB as 1989 and I wonder; 1989? I had my first real big crush at the age of 13 back in 1989? Sheesh, that makes me feel ancient.

Anyways, I did enjoy the training for the most part. None of them seem particularly disinterested, ill-disciplined, problematic or antagonistic to me. I had their attention for the most part and had them rolling in their seats with laughter at my witty jokes. Ok, my jokes are pretty dumb and some of them are now old (I try to keep the jokes limited to the kind of work in particular and the things that I remember happening to me & my colleagues when I was a call center rep). But they were into it. I organized a couple of activities, the second of which had me give out kitkats to the winning group. I promised them more goodies during the course of the 5 day training program. I look forward to the next four days.

Nectar For The 30 Plus Man

When am I a zombie: I am a zombie during the time that lapses between waking up and sipping my first coffee. I cannot function in the  morning without having my precious coffee intake the first thing in the morning. The waking up, heading to the bathroom, washing my face and brushing my teeth are just a prelude to the day’s first real activity which is drinking coffee. The day can be as shitty as possible but without coffee you will not be able to know.

Today I woke up at 6am and was working on automatic pilot until the first sip. After the alarm rings, I hit the snooze button for 5 minutes more as my eyes just refuse to open if I threaten to pry them open with a crowbar. 5 minutes later, the shrill alarm rings again, rudely reminding me that I do have to wake up earlier than usual. So ok, I am u but my brain is on standby. I get to the loo, I wash, I brush, I pee. There essentials done I now need my coffee. The smell of coffee being made is hitting my nose & the senses are beginning to get awakened. The saviour is in town, I need coffee. I lurch towards the kitchen, boiling water & milk is being poured into a cup that contains the instant magic and sugar. I stir the spoon in the big black cup that I have and voila! Nectar for the 30 plus man.

I bring the cup to my room, switch on the laptop, put on some music appropriate for this time of the morning and sit down for the first sip. Ahhh, I am awake now. Time to plan out the day. And more coffee!