Interstellar Adventures

July 29, 2005

Eye-Stabbing moments

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 10:51 am

It was all going just fine until they started talking about vacation and benefits. Then the ‘stupid people’ questions erupted. Have you people never been employed before? Didn’t she just answer that question? Jeez. I just looked down at my bendy-wand toy they gave me and tried to remain calm…

Orientation is officially over. Thank goodness. In addition to the Power Point slideshow and guest speakers, there were 3 videos. One was horrible…like fingernails on a chalkboard. One was bearable. Really bad acting though. The third was actually kinda good, for a training video that is. Made me laugh out loud a few times, and I wasn’t the only one.


  1. Argh!! I hate the ‘stupid question’ people. They are the bane of my office existence. How about the people whom interupt meetings to discuss ramble about things that have nothing to with anything. I hate them too.

    Comment by Jolynn — July 29, 2005 @ 11:40 am |Reply

  2. They always seem to make their appearance after the vacation and benefits don’t they?

    Comment by abbynormal — July 29, 2005 @ 12:55 pm |Reply

  3. Didn’t you have like some questions up here earlier that I was gonna answer? Or maybe I was just really sleepy and imagined that.


    Comment by Bone — July 29, 2005 @ 1:21 pm |Reply

  4. In our office, people are employed strictly to ask stupid questions. They have no other functions.

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — July 29, 2005 @ 1:43 pm |Reply

  5. Aha! And it’s all starting to make sense to me now ….. perfect QOTD, hey?

    Comment by Indigo — July 29, 2005 @ 2:05 pm |Reply

  6. I think it is the insecure people that have to reiterate what was said of asked. They give themselves meaning, At least in their head.

    Comment by prophet — July 29, 2005 @ 4:49 pm |Reply

  7. Hey sis, glas orientation is over, and hopefully, the ‘stupid people’ questions too. Hope you are enjoying your new job. Love lots ~ me

    PS~ When are we gonna have that sister’s night out? Dinner and dancing or dinner and a movie or something. Maybe we could cook together at your place then rent a bunch of movies and have ‘sleepover.’ Have the kids spend the night somewhere else. Anywhos. Talk to ya soon.

    Comment by Brittany — July 29, 2005 @ 10:33 pm |Reply

  8. Mike is a personnel supervisor for a big trucking company. He’s the guy who does orientation. The stupid questions he tells me people ask are hilarious. I’m glad it’s over for you at least.

    Comment by Michele — July 30, 2005 @ 11:29 am |Reply

  9. Sometimes I think they just like to hear the sound of their own voice 😉

    Comment by poopie — July 30, 2005 @ 11:35 am |Reply

  10. I think that “they” think they are gonna impress their new employer or something, when really it just looks like they weren’t listening, or just didn’t “get it” the first time!

    Comment by annie — July 30, 2005 @ 5:33 pm |Reply

  11. Girlfriend…I am do Corporate Training. If I say something once, I say it 20 times. People do not listen. Even if their life depended on it, they wouldn’t listen. I don’t know why their hearing shuts down but let me tell you…it’s the trainer that pays. I have gotten negative feedback from a trainee simply because they were complete idiots. So, what does that do for me…it effects my raise. Yes, the feedback I get from trainees is what determines my yearly increase. So, you get some creep in class that doesn’t give a crap and rates me poorly, I suffer. Fair, huh?

    I have seen people play on the net, talk, sleep etc. in class and when they don’t get it, I’m a poor trainer, that’s why. Go figure!

    Comment by Carnealian — July 30, 2005 @ 9:14 pm |Reply

  12. I’ll get off my soap box now.

    Comment by Carnealian — July 30, 2005 @ 9:14 pm |Reply

  13. Oh, the pain. Remembrances of Corporate America. Ugh.

    If I was the person leading the training session and somebody asked one of those dumb “I wasn’t really paying attention to you; I’m only here because I have to be” kind of questions, I think I’d have to aske them, “And we hired you because –?”

    Which woul dbe followed by escorting that individual personally to the nearest exit.


    Comment by FTS — July 31, 2005 @ 11:05 am |Reply

  14. I think it is a law that however long a meeting is supposed to run, it is the duty of one individual to make the meeting run longer due to numerous uncomprehendable questions.

    Comment by Gene — July 31, 2005 @ 1:10 pm |Reply

  15. I used to work in HR and did part of orientation…it was DREADFUL.

    Comment by TrueJerseyGirl — July 31, 2005 @ 1:39 pm |Reply

  16. Hub interviews job prospects sometimes, and he’ll come home with stories that just make us shake our heads! I would write about it on my blog,but it’s not a private one. damm. lol
    Hope you are enjoying the new job, at least!

    Comment by Laura — July 31, 2005 @ 7:17 pm |Reply

  17. My work place gets ever the more like The Office every day, except my boss isn’t anything like David Brent and there aren’t enough laughs.

    Comment by Goldiemowling — August 1, 2005 @ 2:53 am |Reply

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    Comment by Steve Austin — October 2, 2005 @ 6:20 pm |Reply

  19. After we paid for our kids military summer camp we found it tough to recover! I totally agree with you!

    Comment by jon — October 2, 2005 @ 9:24 pm |Reply

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