ANSWERS: 21
  • Uh, HELL no. And that wouldn't be very smart of my employer to set up, as I could very well be tempted to... "leave out" key information.
  • Nope...might give them enough rope to hang themselves, though!
  • Woah. What the? If I were training him/her, wouldn't that mean that I should be the authority considering I'm the one who seems to know what's going on? Why would I train this person, with no experience, to tell me what to do later on, when I had to teach him/her? It doesn't make sense, and if the people I worked with were that silly as to think this was a bright idea, I would quit.
  • i was in that exact situation and trained my boss(who had NO previous experience in my field) in every single aspect of our business's operation. in retrospect, i would not have done it the same...i would have quit because clearly if i was knowledgeable to train the boss, i could have been the boss myself!
  • Oh yeah I would train them. ( All the wrong things)
  • Any job in which an employee could train his own boss to be, is not a job with a future.
  • No, that would be telling you that your promotion prospects were zero.
  • I was in that situation once. One of my first jobs was attending a gas station. The company that operated the place apparently hired their management straight out of the Ringling Brothers' clown college. I was there for five months and had six bosses. I trained the last two. The middle management kept asking me if I wanted to be the store manager, but based on how quickly the place chewed them up, I declined.
  • I've trained a guy who already was my boss, so yeah I guess so. Being the boss rarely has much to do with superior technical skill.
  • yes but i'd bs the trainings
  • I unwittingly did so. It turned out well though, she was actually a great boss. She really let upper management have it when they closed our office too!
  • Yes I would considering I am currently in the "boss" spot and being the new kid on the block. However, none of those I supervise wanted my job. I suppose if you wanted the job and didn't get it I may want to have a meeting with the bigger boss. I think it would show that you are a team player and are willing to do what is asked of you. You also have the opportunity to show your new boss how dedicated you are (or aren't) and that will definitely leave an impression. It pretty much depends on how much you like the job. I definitely would not shoot yourself in the foot. You may need this as a reference.
  • naaa i'll pass on that one
  • No, that is why I left 7-11 corporate.
  • that would chaff my hide! Especially if I knew this person was there for that very reason... I would be pissed and mostly likely leave.
  • I once did it without knowing it. That hurt.
  • Only if he/she were to be my replacement because I am.... YES! RETIRING.., YEAH!!!!!!!!
  • I would ask, why bother? and offer myself for the position... if they said no... then I would probably quit lol
  • I wouldn't have a personal rule that says "never do this". Every situation is different: perhaps I don't want to be the boss (which is actually the case in my current job, I'm satisfied with it as-is). If it's an ego concern ("how dare they promote him/her over me"), that's something I would hope to be wise enough to take up in the mirror: why am I so insecure that I would feel threatened or offended by being asked to train my future boss? If I actually do want to be the boss, and believe that I'm better qualified than the person being hired, I would hope to have the courage to take it up with management and leave or otherwise respond appropriately if they don't see it my way.
  • Yes, helping some one is more important to me.
  • My girlfriend had to do it all the time! The new managers knew very little.

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