As I set off today and indeed when I got home I was thinking that I would have nothing to blog about today. I spent the day at a training course being all professionally developed. I feel way more professional now. All properly named for the day (I was student D) and already being an advanced student inasmuch as I can turn the computer on and off again without being told to when trouble shooting, I was expecting boredom as we waited for the less computer literate people in the class to catch up to where we, the more computer literate people in the class were. Now I’m not saying that I’m smarter than everyone else in the class, I don’t need to. The facts speak for themselves, people. Lets just say that due to my short attention span and penchant for thinking about monkeys and unicorns when not properly amused, I got what I expected. Boredom. Well, I would have if my boss weren’t sitting next to me being more distracted and bored than I was. How is it that I always manage to find the biggest ratbag in the class to sit next to?
Just lucky I guess.
We were learning the new Specialised Homelessness Services data collection platform and the online reporting system, using a dummy training platform. A sandbox, if you will. We had entered in the data necessary and I was playing around making notes on why our ‘client’ had not been offered service. In a completely non-judgmental and strengths based fashion I wrote “ugly shoes” as the reason for service refused and moved onto finalising the report. Completely forgetting about what I had written and having no idea how the data was displayed in reports, I pretended to pay attention to the lecturer.
I would like to inform you that I now know that notes written in an Unassisted Person’s record are not private and show up to the whole class on the projector, turns out that dissing a homeless person’s footwear in class will brand you as the class troublemaker. And have you singled out…………
“I’m looking at YOU ‘D’.”