Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Job Shadow

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is
what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” - Abraham Lincoln

So next week I am expecting to have an interesting Friday. Let me tell you about the pieces that are coming together to combine into this particular story.
  • For those of you who don't know, I am a telecommuter and have the pleasure of working from home (when I am not traveling to client sites about 50% of the year). I love working from home and at this point I have worked more years from a home office than the number of years I ever worked in an office. I think that is an interesting statistic.
  • I coach a U-16 boys soccer team.
  • Members of my U-16 team were recently given an assignment to identify a mentor and "job shadow" this mentor for one day at work.
Well, one thing led to another and a couple of the guys are going to be spending the day in my home office with me next Friday. This of course means that they could be bored out of their minds watching me talk on the phone and send emails (or sitting on my couch watching TV). However, I currently coming up with some ways to approach the day to see if I can make it an interesting and good learning experience. Suggestions welcome.


rc said...

$100 says that this "mentoring" turns into playing a 1 v. 1 soccer tournament in the backyard.

Anonymous said...

got any rooms you need painted still?

wilablog said...

Right. Little do they know that Friday is yard work day and that job shadow is synonymous with "rake leaves."