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    • Thread Starter

    im not talkin about shop work but like say working in a bank or an office...how do you train? do they throw you in the deep end when you dont really know what your doing, like dealing with customers...do you learn on the job, but how?

    It'll vary from job to job. I've done some where I've been given formal training, some where I've been told to watch someone else at work and then work on my own afterwards, and some where I've been thrown in at the deep end and left to my own devices.

    Monkey see, monkey do.
    • Thread Starter

    but like you need to know alot about a company and know much stuff to do your job...and when i go into places like banks i never see people who lookk like their training

    Its called training. Often done away from the job, in an office or somewhere out of public view.
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    PS Reviewer
    Often they will pair you with an existing member of staff, who will show you what to do, and you will be told how to do other things.
    When I got a job as a support worker I had various training days doing manual handling, first aid, epilepsy medication and food hygiene training before I was allowed to do certain things on my own.

    All jobs are different, some will send you on very structured training programmes, some won't give you any. At Vision Express a few years ago I was just told to get on with the job without actually being told how to do anything :rolleyes:.

    I'm a receptionist and started out by shadowing someone for two of their shifts - I was worried about the customers being huffy but obviously they understood and probably empathised; everyone has to start somewhere and of course no one expects you to get it right first time!

    They'll give you duties to carry out and you get used to everything eventually - everything takes time so don't worry!

    I work for quite a large company so initially it can be a bit hard to get your head round all the complicated systems. They normally show me how to do some small, repetitive task and then let me get on doing it.
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