Saturday, November 17, 2007

Some Things I Learnt From A Two Day Training Course

  • The odds of two grown men wearing Teenage Age Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirts to the same course, on the same day, are much higher than you would think.
  • You know you're in trouble when the most interesting session on Day 2 is how to set your workstation up ergonomically.
  • If you're anything like me, when someone hands you a 1:1 lifelike model of a human spine and pelvis the urge to stick the pelvis on your head and make like a Klingon will be almost overwhelming.
  • Boredom cannot be staved off with glasses of water and individually wrapped mints, no matter how hard you try.

So, all flippancy aside it wasn't too bad. Day 1 was an overview of the huge organisation I work for, and it was actually quite interesting in parts. The best thing is the really serious dedication they have to looking after the needs of the marginalised. The people who would otherwise fall through the cracks.

Day 2 was the killer, Occupational Health and Safety. There's just no way you can make that entertaining. Even with a model spine.

8 comments:

thombeau said...

Welcome back, Missy!

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks petal!

Michael said...

Ugh! You've just emerged and I'm only now venturing into the gauntlet. You had to mention those twin harbingers of seminar doom....the sweaty pitchers of water and Starlight mints... didn't you?

Oh, what's this stuffing my INBOX. Mmmmm, sailors. You're a doll!

If you don't hear from me in 72 hours, TOA, you can choose between my laptop stocked with business suit porn and my Hummel figurine collection. Give whichever you don't choose to my sister.

bernard said...

Ah OH&S; U tagged this post "Spleen" - i had written up a 200 word reply to it that was far more splenetic about OH&S, but canned it as inappropriate for TOA.

New comment; OH&S would be far more fun if you were working for the tertiary educational institution of the same name as the benevolent institution you work for.

Those boys are the cutest on campus...

Cecilia said...

Teenage Age Mutant Ninja Turtles!! That brings back memories...

mrpeenee said...

I think you have a much better attitude about all this than me. I never get past being bitter and flippant.

And I want Michael's business suit porn if you don't take it.

Ur-spo said...

you do lead a colourful life, don't you?!

The Other Andrew said...

Colourful? That's for sure. Kind of rainbow coloured, but a bit more pastel. :)

Step away from the suit porn Peener. Mine, mine.