Today was the first day of the latest Not Mandatory class that I was volunteered to go to. It is an “Emerging leaders of APG” and is like every other management class I have had to take over the past few years. In fact, the last class I was told to go to was an “Action Officers” class, and I am still waiting to use anything I learned from that class. And that is the problem with a lot of the “not” mandatory classes I have to take. They have nothing to do with what I do day in and day out, so I forget all I learned within days (if not hours).
I have no problems with taking training, unlike some of the people I work with. I would actually love to take classes that I am interested in or that would help me do my job. I would love for the government to send me to a history class, but it is really hard for me to justify that. I wouldn’t enjoy it, but I would understand if I were sent to a fiscal law course, at least that would help me with my job.
But no, I am in class learning about what color I am, what color I am not, and how to manage all of the different colors. This is another management course like all of the previous one’s I have taken. Sure, it get’s me out of the office. Sure, it is actually a fun course. But I am going to be playing catch up for a week when I get back. And this isn’t actually a quiet time at work for me.
Maybe management can put more thought into the courses that they are going to volunteer me for.