Why?

I work in a large company and sometimes we have to take training courses. Many people I don’t know because they are at other sites. Why does the teacher always ask us to divulge personal shit about ourselves to the class? I don’t want to tell everyone how many pets I have or what I do on the weekends. Just teach the class and leave me alone.

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Exactly!

Mar 18, 2019 at 2:18pm

Training sessions shouldn’t be a means for anyone to sit around and gossip. Of all the teachers in that room, you can pretty much tell who’s serious as well as who’s immature and shouldn’t be there. People who just want to play kiss and tell belong at the bar.

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I LOVE this post

Mar 18, 2019 at 2:45pm

and I agree with you 100%. I know the reason the instructors do it is to help the class get to know each other a little better but honestly, most of us are not comfortable sharing personal details with strangers.
Like you say, just teach the class and leave your little "social games" at the door.

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I had to do...

Mar 18, 2019 at 4:08pm

... a sexual harassment training course recently.

Was legit like soviet brainwashing.

They even had a "myth/fact" slide with "myth: we only do this course for liability management purposes" "fact: we do it because it's the right thing to do."

Yeah, somehow nobody knew the right thing to do until the 1980s/90s!

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Goooo, Team!!

Mar 18, 2019 at 4:09pm

There's no I in team. Get on board and be an optimal player. /s

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@exactly

Mar 18, 2019 at 4:31pm

Huh?

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@ Goooo, Team!!

Mar 18, 2019 at 6:34pm

But there is a "me"

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So confused

Mar 18, 2019 at 8:59pm

“Of all the teachers in that room?”

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Playing the game

Mar 18, 2019 at 9:28pm

Just act and make up stuff.

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Have fun with it.

Mar 18, 2019 at 10:42pm

Make shit up - the more scandalous the better. Get them talking. Totally agree though.

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Wobbly Willy

Mar 18, 2019 at 10:50pm

I was auditing a course at U.B.C and the professor wanted us to dance around the room showing our dance moves.......as it had nothing to do with our course i walked out for a smoke. When i returned , the prof whined that i wasn't a team player. I said your right so i shall fuck off from your idiocy.

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