Thanks for the input guys, it confirms why my eye began twitching and the tightness in my chest after the meeting.
at least you got a guy to carry your stuff around
Totally understand the eye twitch and chest pains. I've been told that were going to give you some bodies to install control systems. Then they expect that these newbies are going to automatically make you more productive. "Well you have two more guys so you should be getting twice as much work done now." You'll never be able to explain how long it takes to train a controls guy?????
I would rather be ran over by the bus some days. I am thinking it would hurt less.
Hey chris the only problem with your statement is people without controls experience think that more bodies equal more work. They think if they put someone with you that the magical controls dust will rub off on them.
When the boss asks me this I tell him he better catch the bus driver as he will probably looking for a job after running me over.
Totally understand that KontrolPhreak, bosses think that someone's going to walk off the street and be good to go. I've seen people leave a company and the boss tries to convince everyone that were better off without them. At that point I'd like to help the boss "Get run over by a bus"
I don't think it's possible to train this guy in a year. There's just no way. Even someone with the necessary drive and intelligence would have a hard time being competent in only a year. 2 to 3 years depending on the person.
Ask yourself one question:
Given the opportunity to hire other candidates, would hire this person. Unfortunately you're not sellin' me on this one. With that in mind, you can only do so much as the rest will be up to him.
The only problem is as long as this person is in your organization your backs going to hurt. Because your going to have to carry him for the next 5 years or so. I just wish bosses would suck it up and pay their experienced personnel what there worth!!!!