45 – Train Someone Else To Do My Job

In my life, I cannot think of any time before now that I have trained someone else to do my job. Granted, this time it was brief and practically inconsequential. I was going to be out of town for two days, and they needed someone to cover me. I sort library materials into different tubs to be transported to other libraries. It didn’t take long for me to explain the basics. The nuances are where they get you. Media cannot be stacked at the very bottom or top of the bins – to ensure they are protected and not crushed, there’s a certain bin that gets materials for about twenty different libraries and you need to know which ones they are, and there’s another bin that gets items for another long list of library systems. I could go on and on, but I think you get the point. I didn’t realize just how much I really do before I started explaining it. I’m sure this won’t be the last time I train someone. Next time, I hope I don’t forget anything.



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