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[–] WhiteSurvivalist 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Don't train them.


[–] spyder228 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago 

They can withhold severance if you refuse to train them. That's why you just have to do a shitty job.


[–] WhiteSurvivalist 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I mean, if you are intentionally mistraining them, cool.


[–] weezkitty 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It's total bullshit that people are forced to train their replacement. H1B or not


[–] therealsharpie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You think the idiot that decided to replace the creators of their legacy knowledge base would be able to tell proper vs sloppy training?


[–] nmgoh2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's rare that you'd be expecting severance in the first place.


[–] SpecialtyPizza 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Not like you can actually train them anyways. They lie and fake their way through everything because they are not capable of the tasks.


[–] mailboy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

You can't train them.

Actual story, as I also had to train my H1-B replacements.

My employer discovered that my group of 10 IT workers who were supporting an e-mail infrastructure for 64,000 users around the world.

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.

As for the people who indicated that it is possible to poorly train your replacement intentionally, doing so can allow your employer to withhold your severance check and if your name got out as being a poor employee, it makes it much more difficult to get any other IT-related job as the H1-B shops are busy gobbling up contracts all over the place.


[–] chocolatestarfish 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Can’t tell you how many interviews I’ve been in on where I ask a question and the answer is just a memorized response that doesn’t even answer the question.