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Discussion in 'West at Home' started by school44, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. school44

    school44 New Member

    Hi I was just hired and am in training for V*U. Any tips or suggestions for remembering all that information would be greatly appreciated. Am I in over my head? The Or*cle site seems to have too much info to retain. How did you do it?
     
  2. mz_smith

    mz_smith New Member

    Yes I feel the same. I have taken lots of notes and screen shots of all the info covered. I'm really nervous but I have a sister who worked for V*M until recently and she said that its not difficult once we start taking calls and most of the stuff covered we want even use. Although that made me feel better I still feel overwhelmed.
     
  3. yardgirl

    yardgirl New Member

    Mz smith
    How do you do the screen shots, I tried but its not working (print screen). How is the test for V*U. I'm nervous! [​IMG]
     
  4. school44

    school44 New Member

    Anyone actually taken this test? How much is memory and how much is using their website?
     
  5. binkyram

    binkyram New Member

    hello
    school44 I have a question you said that you were just hire right? How long did it take to receive your welcome letter after faxing your paperwork to them? I sent my paperwork on the 22nd of July and still have not heared anything. I checked my application status and it says "Our records indicate that you have completed all necessary paperwork. The next action will be for HR to complete the hire process in our systems."
    Should I be worried? Thank you for all your help!


    Jamie
     
  6. school44

    school44 New Member

    It was 4 or 5 days at least. I'm guessing you're fine. They wouldn't have asked for your paperwork if they weren't going to use you. Have you received any other e-mail from them that is personally from an Employment Specialist in HR -- something with someone's name on it? I had received one of those earlier and was able to e-mail them directly with a question. If you have any e-mail like that, you might try using that e-mail address to check your status with someone in HR.
     
  7. binkyram

    binkyram New Member

    I have not received anything yet from them. I have emailed them twice just to make sure they received my paper work but have gotten no response. I just don't want to miss out on this opportunity.


    Jamie
     
  8. yardgirl

    yardgirl New Member

    school44,
    are you still in training? Do you know how to do screen shots. I am almost finished with my training.
     
  9. school44

    school44 New Member

    Sorry too take so long. Have been gone. I just finished my training a few days ago and took the test this morning.

    I have Vista and it includes a program called Snipping Tool. I click the icon for it and it takes a screen shot of whatever I am looking at. Then I can save it to my hard drive and print it later.
     
  10. yardgirl

    yardgirl New Member

    I don't have vista, but have been taking notes. I'm really nervous about all the info, any suggestions. Thanks
     
  11. school44

    school44 New Member

    Notes are excellent. It all seems really overwhelming in the beginning, but I think it will get easier with practice. I do my webinar on Wednesday afternoon, so we'll see how much actually sunk in from training.

    Take lots of notes and also go back and review when you need to. I found there was plenty of time to cover everything and go back and review and read again. I think I had about 9 hours of training time left available that I didn't use. And I DID go back frequently to check on things I had questions about or to redo quizzes, games, scenarios, etc.

    Take your time. You'll do fine.
     
  12. yardgirl

    yardgirl New Member

    School44,
    One last thing ...The tests have to be done before the training time expires , right? I only have 4 hours left for training and I haven't started the test yet, are they very long? Sorry to ask so much! Thanks
     
  13. school44

    school44 New Member

    The test actually only took 10 or 15 minutes. It was not what I had expected. You'll do fine.
     
  14. kllyfy

    kllyfy New Member

    School 44 sorry, but I sent in my required paperwork on the 17 of July still have not heard a word, but someone did send me an email with their name on it. I believe it was my welcome email and for some reason when I opened the attachment it was just a blank piece of paper. I tried numerous times to write them about it but it seems I keep getting the same message which says HR will contact you within seven business days if not reopen the case or something like this I really don't know what to do. [​IMG] It's hard already, but thank goodness I found this forum or I would have been up the creek! Lost and confused I'll write them one more time the person who sent me the email, and if no reply then I'm through just forget it they'll contact me whenever they get time I guess just sick and tired of waiting.......waiting...waiting.. and still no response it's overwhelming seriously! I hope anyone else that is having this problem don't give up but just have faith it'll come through my motto is everything happens for a reason maybe something better will come along when I do start and I'll be thanking god for going through this tough time with West!!!!
     
  15. school44

    school44 New Member

    Hi Kllyfy,

    So sorry to hear about so many problems. The welcome letter I received by email did not include an attachment. It had a link to go to the training site and get registered. The email included my User ID which was used to set up a password at the training site. Once I had registered and logged on, I was given a choice of 2 skills. I selected one and then began training. I wish I could be more help, but I am completely new, too. I would definitely send an e-mail to the person you mentioned and explain the situation, but I think you should check those e-mails again, too. If you received the Welcome letter, I don't think an attachment would be included, unless yours was different from the one I received. It would just have links to follow, like the e-mail we got for the forms to fill out.

    Best of luck to you. I hope you can get started soon.
     
  16. yardgirl

    yardgirl New Member

    School44, I passed my test today! Thank you for the words of encouragement. I'm going to do the w*binar on Fri.
     
  17. school44

    school44 New Member

    Excellent! I knew you would do great! The webinar was really good. I had mine on Wednesday and it pulls those last few threads together. Also, realized from doing it, that we actually went through a lot of the training that the AYS does, so we will only be using a limited amount of what we have learned in our skill. I'm actually looking forward to it. I will enjoy being able to help people.
     
  18. kllyfy

    kllyfy New Member

    You know what They did give me a link and for some reason it will not let me see the page it just say ie cant display webpage ill try using a different browser hope this helps thanks for your info![​IMG]
     
  19. kstrawb2000

    kstrawb2000 New Member

    Hi I just finished my training and I wanted to know how long will it take for my webnair and what is that?
     
  20. yardgirl

    yardgirl New Member

    Kllyfy, if you are still having trouble, make sure you are using Internet Expl. and that your firewall is disabled - I had the same problem in the beginning.
     

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