Yesterday I had to go to the Admin Building to sort out some courses for my IT training and would you believe it, out of all the hundreds of courses available to staff, there are no IT ones, plus I had to miss my 30 minute meal break to do it!
Me being me, I then decided to use my initiative (see, I'm not always as daft as people think I am) and phoned the on site education center, where I had done my Maths and English GCSE's three years ago, and had also started and paid for the ECDL (please don't ask what it stands for I don't know, but it's an IT course) to see if they still ran it.
As luck would have it I spoke to my old tutor, who spookly remembered me, even though he must have dealt with thousands of people since he last saw me.
I was told, yes they still run the course, although the name and course has changed slightly, and after some checking it turns out my registration is still valid after all this time and I don't have to repay for the course, whoop whoop, all I have to do is a Skills Test to establish what modules I need to take to be ready for the exam.
As you can imagine, I was feeling quite chuffed with my own cleverness, so off I went and informed my Line Manager, that even though the Company don't offer the courses I require, that I could do them at the on site education center.
Then things started to go a bit tits up...
He starts demanding to know how quickly I can get the course finished?
How should I know?
I stopped doing it last time, as I was struggling with it, plus finding the time to fit it in around a full time job and my home life, and things are a lot tougher now, than they were then.
Because it has to be done on the Internet and not on the Company Intranet, he expects me to do it all in my own time! When this was all discussed last whieek, I was told I would have to do some stuff at home but most would get done in work time.
These days I don't have a social life because I'm always so exhausted and I resent the fact I'm now expected to rush MY course to suit them, so they can get rid of me!
I will do the course because it will benefit me when looking for another job, but I will do it at my own pace.
The thing I still can't understand is:-
If they've decided I'm so Medically unfit and unable to do my job, and they are so concerned about my welfare.
How come I'm still working and performing all my duties in full?