As Darrell’s Line Manager Sandra decided that as Darrell has shown an “aptitude for ” and “keen interest in ” spreadsheets she would encourage him by sending him on a computer training course yesterday….
Darrell was thrilled that his name had been put forward and took it all very seriously … by looking for an executive” briefcase in the Argos catalogue.
However, it was a good job he got to the training centre with three quarters of an hour to spare as he went to the wrong building, and was very grateful to the Site Manager, who seeing him wandering around the Finance and Business Support Area informed him that they didn’t do the sort of spreadsheets that Darrell had been sent to do there …. and guided him to the correct building
Feeling slightly ruffled, Darrell finally signed in on the correct course, where he applied himself diligently, though slightly hampered by a cricked neck due to the size of his screen, which was maaaahosive. Darrell said that it would not have been out of place at a muliplex cinema .…. but thought it had to be big because there were a lot of numbers to fit in on the spreadsheets he was working on!
During the break he availed himself of the impressive range of posh complimentary hot beverages provided for the delgates refreshment…… Darrell opted for the Suchard hot chocolate, several times!
At the end Darrell was a little disappointed that he didn’t get a certificate of competency …. but he did get a very impressive manual with lots of complicated instructions and illustrations in which he said he would put in his briefcase, when he got one!
What is he like?