- Rational Me: What the hell?!? You know you never get anything done when you decide to 'work' in front of Lord of the Rings!
- Real Me: Aragorn.
- Rational Me: ...
- Rational Me: Well played, Real Me, well played.
- Rational Me: *is defeated*
So because reading romance novels then writing random reviews that feature Dancing Picard and then tweeting about it doesn’t actually pay, per se, I do some other writing.
One of those other writing is for a training company that puts together a lot of workbooks and assessment to meet gov’t regulations for certification, the kind of thing that companies will bring in trainers for.
My latest assignment was to look over a workbook (about team work!), then put together assessment questions that address certain performance criteria. Seeing as team work is important, and because I’m ornery like that, I put together some kick ass questions that could not be answered verbatim from the workbook. No, you’d really have to think about the answers. Apply them to your own life. Think hard about your work persona. Extrapolate. Think outside the box.
Basically, super pain in the ass questions that will be awesome for the trainers, and super sucky for the trainees.
Then I sent them off, feeling very smug and self-satisfied.
I got this response:
These questions are great! Thanks for your hard work. Now if you could just go ahead and put together a couple of sample answers for each question, we can put everything together!