The economy, the termites eating away at our house, the water under the house causing it to settle, Summer break and two kids home all day...I got myself a part-time job. Have you missed me?
Let's talk for a moment about re-entering the workforce after 4.5 years of staying home. Is it hard to adjust? Not really. Am I working in a filed I'm familiar with? Not even close. Am I enjoying myself? You betcha!
To all the companies out there that think it's a good idea to have new employees sit and watch videos all day as part of training: Rethink this. All my previous positions required this same form of training for my employees, different videos for different jobs within the company. I was a Manager and our training was more hands on. These videos are rarely updated, boring as heck, and usually no longer relative to the current positions. They depict a former "way of life" within a company and showcase scenarios, that in this economy, rarely exist. Let's get our people training with qualified personnel that they can interact with and train them on the "now" aspects of the job.