Can I Still Help My Old Department – Clinical Research Industry

Can I Still Help My Old Department – Clinical Research Industry


wait a second wait a second wait a
second you mean when I change jobs that my old Department is gonna reach out to
me for help hey guys Serg here today we’re talking
about can you still help your old department when you transition to a new
job now obviously this is only for people that transfer internally within a
company you probably wouldn’t be doing pretty much any help
if you transition to a new company at a different role you know doing any help
with your old company pretty much that’s just gonna be a hard deadline when you
leave the company you leave the company for good and it’s somewhat should be
like that when you transition from one role to a different department if to
another role in a different department at your current employer now I know a
lot of what happens in the job plays specifically in clinical research is you
get a job and then you want to transition to another department but
because you’re still in the company that you’re easy to reach out to for people
that need to ask you questions or need your help with something and I’m talking
about this specifically because this recently happened to me and I wanted to
talk to you guys a little bit about how I handled the situation and some things
I think I did well in that situation that maybe you guys can apply to your
own situations as we begin leveling up in our careers so one of the things I
thought about was when the person reached out to me was the guidelines for
my situation so my new line manager told me that I am NOT to help out the old
people I gave them a date I worked really hard to make sure that the
transition to the new person was as smooth as possible and that they had all
of the material they needed in order to do the job successfully so she said make
sure that once that date has reached you do not help them out too much she said I
was saying I might need to help them out you know 30 minutes here or something
like that but she said limited to 10 minutes and she was very serious she
said if it becomes a problem she’s gonna address it herself
so I noticed with her tone in that situation that she was serious do not
help out with anything that’s gonna take up a lot of your time
and I thought her reasons were extremely valid she said this is your time to
learn about the new role you need to be focused on that really double down on
that and you need to block out the old noise and they need to understand that
she said at the end of the day you’re just cheating yourself because this is
your time to solely dedicate to this time and I had about four to six weeks
in in the training program to really learn about the role and really delve
deep into how to do the role well so when she put it like that you know it
really clicked in me that hey I need to do my best to not you know you don’t
want to be rude about it but I don’t want to say to not help these people but
that’s basically what it is I mean cuz these were my former co-workers so you
don’t want yeah you definitely don’t want to be rude to them or anything like
that and you’re obviously gonna have some
nice feelings dealing have being dealt with them in the past and work with them
in the past these are your former colleagues but when she put it in that
way that you know this is my time and I’m really only hurting myself
by taking time out of my my time to you know focus on these past tasks and that
really resonated so if any of you guys are going through a transition period
like that where you have training four to six weeks of a program or something
like that just remember that that’s your time to learn the job T best of your
ability you’re not gonna get that time back so really do your best to make sure
that you get as much out of that time as possible and really limit the past
things that people are trying to you know get you to do and you know the
tasks that was reached out to me was there was a meeting that the other
person that transitioned onto the study you know as a project coordinator like
person that was supposed to be doing the meeting minute and
they were not in the office they had PTO scheduled for that whole week and so the
project manager reached out to me who was also my my former project manager
reached out to me asking if I could take the minutes and so as soon as she asked
me that the first thing that popped in my head was hell no I hate taking
minutes but then I thought okay I quickly thought after that well okay
minutes the meetings and our logs that’s gonna take me an hour to do that that’s
already past the 10 minute to 20 minute threshold that my line manager gave me I
can’t do this so I thought about that and then I also thought about well
minutes it takes an hour to write the minutes then I’ve got to go through comb
through them clean them up send them out to the team and then I have to have that
hanging over my head so it’s a whole like four or five day process to do a
set of meeting minutes and I was like oh heck no I can’t have that over my head
I’m in a training program I’m not doing that for you so I told my project
manager no my former project manager no and that was really important to do
because like he said that’s my time and I really need to focus on that so
unfortunately it worked it worked to my benefit that one I hate doing meeting
minutes if you if you should know by some of the videos you’ve seen on this
channel that meeting minutes are the worst if you haven’t seen the video
where I talk about the worst task and clinical research I’ll just give you a
hint at what that is but that’s what really matters is focusing that that
time where you’re transitioning is your time and that is not to be interrupted
by anything else so keep that in mind and if you don’t know what your
situation is if you have much time you should be spending to help the former
department or you know some places may not have a formal transition period like
you do what other other companies but you should talk to your line manager
about that what is typical for if the old department reaches out to you for
help how much help can I give them versus how much help can I not give them
so I could tell by the tone in my line managers voice not to help
these people out buy too much because that’s just this is my time and this is
the only time and to really cherish that time so I didn’t and you know the old
department didn’t really seem too mad about that but you know it is what it is
and it and it felt good to be able to say now and really put myself first in
that situation so obviously everything’s gonna be a little bit different
depending on which department you’re transitioning in and out of but I would
keep those two things clear like when the actual transition date is so you
know at what point you can really you know not be held accountable for those
roles and then know what the what your current line manager thinks about you
helping out the old department and what the protocol is around that especially
if she’s gonna be able to help in and kind of shield you from the old people
and you can just put the blame on her saying hey my line manager won’t let me
do it you know whatever whatever so that’s that can you still help your old
department and you know that’s the end of this video guys so share this like
this video share with all your friends email us at elite clinical group at
gmail.com as always guys and comment down below what some of your horror
stories are with working with a transitioning to a new job and what old
departments have asked you to do so comma those down below guys all right
take care you

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