On The Job Training

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Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

 

On The Job Training

 

 

On The Job Training 

 

On The Job Training 

 

In a world where people are hungry

for quick fixes and sound bites, for instant gratification,

there's no patience for the long, slow rebuilding process: 

implementing after-school programs,

hiring more community workers to act as mentors,

adding more job training programs in marginalized areas 

                                                                                                            Dan Hill

 

The thought of on-the-job training came to me while recently reading an entirely different subject.  As usual, my mind wandered a bit and I found some additional thoughts.  As I looked at  quotes on the subject of on-the-job-training, I found, as I might have predicted, many words which seemed to be from a campaign stump speech or the like. 

 

That led me to the above quote from an unfamiliar source.  It wasn't that I found it to be totally true-for-me but it prompted me to do a bit more research.  On the topic.  And the author.  I found quite a few things. 

 

And as is common on such searches I found some results that are likely true, some not-so-true and some untrue.  Dan Hill is not the former husband of singer Faith Hill(same name though so confusion is understandable I guess) as some reports stated but is a Canadian-born singer and song writer who has had a couple of hits to his credit. His life story struck me as interesting too.  So while searching for some "on the job training/experience" quotes might have been the original goal, I once again proved to myself that life is but a series of on-the-job training moments. We are constantly learning or at least hopefully that is the goal.  

 

Some lessons are learned quickly.  Others are repeated often for reinforcement or for other reasons.  Still others are learned but perhaps are quickly dismissed, stored away for "safe keeping" or forgotten only to be learned again.  It's a journey.  And a path. 

 

Now, what was I looking for.....

 

 

 

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.

 

 

On The Job Training

 

 

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Happy Sunday Michael Jacobs ! Absolutely life is an on the job training exeperience.  My Mom used to say to us kids - when you're through learning - you're through. I've always thought that to be true. Why stop learning and being curious about stuff!!

Jul 28, 2019 10:42 AM #27
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - training of all types is important.  

Chris Ann Cleland - there definitely can be advantages.  People learn in different ways.  At a different pace.  Sharon Tara - that's a key part of it, isn't it?  

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - thank you for your as always thoughtful words.  Bullying is not a good strategy  

Laura Cerrano - we learn in different ways.

Jul 28, 2019 12:51 PM #28
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - in addition to your wonderful thoughts; you're absolutely right when it comes to the importance of mindfulness.  It's good to keep that thought "front and center".  

Kat Palmiotti - a journey indeed!  

Matthew Klinowski, PA -  mistakes matter.  Sometimes more than others. 

Jul 28, 2019 12:58 PM #29
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - thank you.  Expertise doesn't come in a bottle. 

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - your local real estate knowledge and community know-how make you an ideal mentor.  

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 - good advice from your mom.  It's clear that there's quite a bit of savvy growing in your family tree.  

 

Jul 28, 2019 01:07 PM #30
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The important thing is to recognize and accept and learn from the "on-the-job training" one receives.

Jul 28, 2019 02:14 PM #31
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Michael, if you keep this research process going you will never get anything accomplished.  This is like looking for a song you hadn't heard in years on YouTube and ending up watching some kind of bloopers stuff that takes you to the newest drones and then clicking on one of the get rich quick ads...

sigh... yes, I have been there...

Jul 28, 2019 04:06 PM #32
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! - there are many aspects of "on the job training" that continue to be learned.  

John Henry - there are seemingly endless rabbit holes to explore.  At least I have found this to be true...

Jul 28, 2019 07:39 PM #33
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Thanks for post.  And I like to try and learn at least one new thing each day.  Could be about anything, but at least something.  On the job training is important for many individuals and necessary for many jobs.  There are only so many things you can learn in books/on-line, and some simply don't learn well that way.  Most of us learn better by experiencing it.. that is how we learned from being a toddler and growing.. life itself is on the job training.  Yes there are some jobs that theory and text book is great but nothing like practice on the job.  Next time you happen to go into a surgury room.. you will be hoping the surgeon has had a bit of on the job training at some point in their career and not just some university education!

Jul 29, 2019 02:35 AM #34
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Robin Wells - it's important to always be learning in a way that is most effective for the "student" since we are each a pupil of life.  Practice may not lead to perfection and there's much to be learned outside the classroom.  On the job and elsewhere.  

Jul 29, 2019 11:06 AM #35
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Good afternoon Michael - ah yes on the job training.  Did I mention to that screwing up is also on the job training.  I have had my share.

Jul 29, 2019 02:09 PM #36
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Grant Schneider - if learning comes from mistake(s) made, I'd say that was a success-in-the-making.

Jul 29, 2019 06:45 PM #37
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Thank you and I agree...always mindful - well, at least when there isn't another 'issue' going on in my own life! LOL

Happy Monday, Michael!

Jul 29, 2019 11:48 PM #38
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Michael, we all had to experience on the job training in the beginning, and often we learn new lessons along the way in today's business!  

Jul 30, 2019 06:48 AM #39
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Michael Jacobs
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - prioritizing issues-of-all-sorts/varieties need segmentation.  You understand that concept well.  

Joan Cox - and sometimes the "trainer learns a new method while teaching.  At least that's been my experience.  
 

Jul 30, 2019 06:59 AM #40
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Michael congratulations on the Feature and that did not come with on the job training rather years of experience:)Endre

Jul 30, 2019 11:49 PM #41
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Endre Barath, Jr. - sometimes it's the totality of life experiences in many different aspects that seeminly come together to make a puzzle complete. 

Jul 31, 2019 11:03 AM #42
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residential real estate requires a lot of on the job training hours in my opinion, especially when you sell older homes and regarding the inspections.

Aug 01, 2019 01:38 PM #43
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR - age does matter especially when it comes to construction and years built in real estate.  Spot on. 

Aug 02, 2019 10:15 AM #44
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So true.  On the job training can be a constant, whether it's about our profession or ourselves.  Just today I pulled out my EcoBroker textbooks from 2008 to figure out an outline for a class I'll be teaching.  To teach is to learn! 

Aug 03, 2019 04:07 PM #45
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Jan Green - life is definitely a part of the learning process and teaching is part of that scenario. 

Aug 03, 2019 05:54 PM #46
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