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Inspirational or a waste of precious slacking-off time? I once went on a buzzword bingo-laden training course which ended up with my being held at gunpoint in public. Could have gone better, to be honest. Tell us your tales from either side of the lectern

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 15:01)
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Well I had a diversity training course last year, and have a mandatory refresher one this week.
Pretty pointless really, but it's 2 hours sitting with a biscuit.
The most pointless "training" course I ever went on lasted an afternoon, and was height awareness. It was designed solely for me, and over 3 hours, I learnt that an official height is anything over 1,3 metres. It included a massive buffet, for me and the 2 "facilitators", who must have been laughing all the way to the bank.
I received an email shortly afterwards, congratulating me on passing my introductory height awareness training, and wanting to know if I would be interested in taking part in an intermediate one. Which presumably meant there would be an advanced one too. I asked to go on it, but my boss realised I just went to take the piss, and eat all I could, so the fucker said no. I'm getting to like this corporate bullshit, after years of sole self employment.
(, Mon 19 Mar 2012, 11:52, 4 replies)
Have to admit,
I have been on more than one pointless all week IT training course simply because the place I used to go to was an easier drive from home than the office was, and the lunch was good.
(, Mon 19 Mar 2012, 12:12, closed)
The buffet lunch is usually the most important part of these monumental wastes of time.

(, Mon 19 Mar 2012, 12:14, closed)
This one had a full
go and serve yourself canteen thing.

Sort of like a motorway service station restaurant, but with NO CASHIER AT THE END!!!

Worth 5 days of anyones time learning Windows 95, right?
(, Mon 19 Mar 2012, 14:56, closed)
Meh, the ones I went on had lunch at a posh local restaurant.
You could have a beer or wine to drink too.
(, Mon 19 Mar 2012, 17:51, closed)

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