I just found this subverse and I have original content to share.
This is a story about "training" my H1-B visa replacements. This story takes place in 2010.
My employer discovered that my group of 10 IT workers who were supporting an e-mail infrastructure for 64,000 users around the world were "too expensive" to employ. We were asked to train our two "Indian" H-1B replacements.
We were given a list of things to train them on. (Basically it involved troubleshooting message flow issues and how to appropriately answer user requests, and how to appropriately attend meetings and create the new userids that kept the system running. After you learn these things, it was no big deal, but learning those things on a 3 month time-frame was quite a rough learning curve.
One of the things they had to learn was how to attend customer-facing meetings. Over a 3-week period, both men had three separate chances to do this. They no-showed all three meetings, with the excuse that they were "busy" with other activities, which basically meant socially loafing with others of their own race and ethnicity. When they realized that that had "messed up" as they so eloquently put it, they asked if a special meeting could be held to make the required introductions. I refused this "idea", and indicated that it was impossible. (It was impossible, putting 20+ stakeholders for a Disaster Recovery project in a room with these two morons is a waste of everyone's time, including my own.)
They also refused to attend most of the in-person training that I had set up for them to learn their day-to-day responsibilities. Instead of getting angry about this, I simply wrote up documentation and procedures on how to do these activities, and left it with them for a point after my departure. I even included DOT pictograms in case they couldn't read English well.
On that job, I was working from home 3 days per week. On the Friday before by last day on the job, one of the two men telephones me ten minutes before my shift ends and asks me: "How do you build a conference room in Exchange?" Mind you, he's had three months to learn this himself, with my help.
I calmly told him: "Please refer to the documentation you were given in this case. It is some of the best documentation I've ever written. If you still have difficulty after that, you can contact our supervisor. If you still have trouble after that, you can contact our manager. If you still have trouble after that, contact our director. If you are still in difficulty, I don't know what to tell you because it is after 3 PM and my day is over. With that I hung up the telephone.
I explained my concerns to my supervisor on Monday morning when I picked up my last paycheck. It was the closest I've seen a grown man cry in years.
I learned later that the infrastructure I supported slowly went to seed after many years of caring support by the gentlemen who built it all.
As for me, I'm starting a new IT job on Monday, after four years working as a helpdesk contractor, and another two years teaching computers to adults at two for-profit colleges.
I'll have more to share in the future.