For the last 5 days, I have been going to office regularly. And I stay there for quite unusual number of hours, around 6-8 hours. But don’t worry, “I am still on BENCH”. Yet again, I have learnt some management tips from my revered managers. They think : “When a resource is on bench doing nothing, keep them busy by putting them on training”. Well, training is fine. We gain knowledge, we become more competent. That, I would say, is required in today’s scenario. We should keep ourselves updated. And, most importantly, the managers think, that the resource is “BUSY”, and they are satisfied. But the training on which I have been put on for the last 5 days, I have not gained anything, neither I have learnt new things. Because, this is the 3rd time that we have been put on the same training. And being a developer, it’s just so torturous to be put on a training on “Testing”. To top it all, the trainers are just world-class here. They don’t even skip a single ‘char’ from the slides. Wow, what an eye for a tester! They read out each and every ‘char’ from the slides, loud and clear, and they sometimes do re-testing too, and regressing testing as well. After 5 days of training, I can appear for an interview for a post of a “Tester”, that’s for sure, but I really don’t have a clue as to why “THIS” training and why “ME”. Perhaps, those colleagues from the testing team were also on bench, and their manager, just like our manager, wanted to keep their resources busy. And by the way, I hate myself being addressed as a resource. If I had the power, I would re-write all the management books, and ask the managers to call us as employees at-least, and not a “resource”.