I just left one job where my boss refused to train me and wanted me to figure everything out on my own. Started a new job and in the exact same situation again. Is not training new employees the norm now? I realize that I’m coming in with experience, however every company does things differently. Plus this is a totally different industry. I ask my boss question and get no response for days. Then he follows up to ask if the task is complete. Where is the dIsconnect and how do I address it?

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Request a weekly check-in meeting or call with your boss at a set time/day on the calendar. Try to problem solve as much as possible in the in-between, give him a "Here's my status update but I need these questions answered to move forward/complete the task. Here's a tool/software/ etc that I found to help get the job done, is there budget for it?" Etc. Currently in a new ish role (March 1) doing marketing for accountants -- If I hadn't requested a weekly checkin meeting right away I'm not sure if I'd ever have heard from my boss before April 18 😂😂


Valid points.

The Peter Principal is still alive and well in some organizations. With that said, there have been many times I’ve had to figure it out myself and has made me a better worker and better leader.


I don't think training exist anymore. In my company we train only the outsourcing team. That means, that all the work we did such as creating processes and due diligence work is ready for them and consequently we will get laid off soon.
It's mostly figuring out things on your own.
1. Create a mindset that you can figure it out.
2. Research the project
3. Provides solutions
3. Send an email to your boss with your thoughts on the issue.
You can do it!


I figured out approximately 75-80% however the company isn’t very consistent with how they do things and store files. I don’t think it’s possible to figure out 100% especially when you have a high volume of work and tight deadlines. I think if unsure it’s better to ask a question than assume because we all know what assuming does

It's one of those things I've learned in consulting- sometimes clients/bosses are MIA and we just have to draft deliverables ourselves. Ideally your boss would be answering, but you've got to move forward even if he/she isn't. It's frustrating! Respond to the email with a few thoughts on solutions, and specific questions you need answered. If you're truly lost, a friend or peer from an old company could be a sounding board for how to approach the task.


I would say it depends on the level you get hired in at… Meaning Junior, Senior, Executive, etc… However, one training that must take place is the systems solely because their system is likely different than others you’ve dealt with.


Are you WFH? I’m finding it hard for managers to properly train in this new model…


Not WFH but I am hybrid. Truthfully though I feel like MS teams is more effective than face-to-face for training because I can see the screen better than my boss’s screen when I’m in his office

Maybe HR should know I'd report it tbh

You can learn many things via google search and YouTube these days.

Definitely utilize those as much as possible but for things are unique to the industry and company

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