My boss told me that the new guy is smart and knowledgeable, but he doesn’t seem to know anything at all.
- I got stuck getting to train the new guy.
For the next 4 weeks, he gets to ride around with me in the repair truck. It’s supposed to be my job to teach him the ropes that have to do with our business. I’m not supposed to actually be teaching him how to work on heating and air conditioning equipment. We have a lot of residential clients and several commercial clients as well. You have to be knowledgeable in order to work on your own. I was really frustrated with the new guy yesterday, because he was supposed to be a second hand for an installation job. When two guys work on an HVAC installation job, it should take around 6 hours. It took the two of us 10 hours. I felt like he was holding me back half of the time. If I would have been working by myself, I would not have had to take time out of my day to explain to the guy how to do his job. I went to the boss yesterday and I told him that I was worried that the guy was not as skilled as my boss thought. He told me that I should figure out a way to teach the guy everything that he should know. Then my boss told me that the kid is his nephew. There’s no way this guy is going to work out, but there’s also no way that the bus is ever going to let him go. It’s his sister’s son for crying out loud.