I taught Excel Functions today.
It's the first time I'd taught it so I prepped yesterday.
I'm always a bit nervous when I have to teach something new.
I don't use functions a lot (just the basics like AUTOSUM) ... I rarely put together IF statements.
But I was psyched and confident ...
... until I discovered during class that the exercise files hadn't been loaded onto my computer by the last instructor (the last instructor sets up for the next instructor).
And I couldn't find them on the server either.
So I copied them from one of my trainees' computer.
Then I discovered that some of the files were missing ... so I improvised.
Then I discovered that the files that were there were wrong ... so I improvised.
I sent out an email to my boss asking her to email the files to me ASAP ... they arrived at lunch time.
After lunch, we had to go back and redo all the exercises.
The class was supposed to end at 4:00 so at 3:45, I started quickly went over what we wouldn't have time to cover and suggested the trainees email the files to themselves and do them at home.
Usually trainees are dying to get out the door ASAP.
Not these ones ... they wanted to go over the exercises no matter how long it took.
Um ... okay.
I get paid by the day so am there 'til the end.
They left at 4:30ish and I set up for the next class.
I've gotta say I'm pretty good at doing functions now, though.