Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I got a loverly email today nicely telling me that I have not completed my compulsary online training on using the forces computers.

Now I've received reminders about compulsary training before and as required of me attended. Now some I've enjoyed, some I havent, but its required so I do it without a fuss... except this one...

I have been police staff for 4 years, I use forces computers 8-9 hours a day, 5 days a week. I have access to more "secure" applications than most Special Inspectors yet am told that I must do training which tells me that I cant look at porn, spam people or download MP3's.

When I pointed out I am police staff I was simply asked "well when did you do the training as police staff?" when I joined there was no fancy online training for using a computer I got a loverly policy book which rivaled the yellow pages and a 5min intro on how to load your email.

This training is split into basic usage and policy, firstly what is the point in making a computer based training package on how to use a computer? kind of like putting the opening instructions on the inside of a box. As for the policy side personally if you dont know you shouldnt be looking at porn at work you deserve everything you should get.

I wonder what the next training package will be? How to breathe? or why it is bad to hit yourself with a batton.

1 comment:

Lennie Briscoe said...

Arent they great. A recent one I did at work included some basic tests... the answers were in the page html.. oh the joys of being a programmer... Its not like the test had any relevance to my job role. As for the force online training, some of them are ok, some are completely pointless like you say. It is just a tick the box exercise.