Fozzy is right on the money.
I was a trainer for a large trucking company and I saw first hand how other trainers made big bucks by pushing their trainees as well as everyone's luck.
I refused to run "team" with ANY trainee. How can a trainer "train" from a bunk while looking at their eyelids from the inside? Simple answer, they CAN'T.
If a trainee wasn't cutting it, I made that known. What the COMPANY did from that point on was on the company, not me. I put a few trainees back on the sidewalk. I WOULDN'T pass them out of respect and concern for OTHER drivers, as well as for themselves.
Sometimes it was due to a lack of talent and/or skills, but more often than not, it was due to a bad attitude. I WILL NOT STAND for a bad attitude, NO WAY!!! I told the company my feelings BEFORE they sent me to trainer orientation to be SURE we were on the same page. I had no problems with the managers. If I had, I would have walked right out of that position in 1/2 a heartbeat.
I DIDN'T make the big bucks some other trainers did. What I made was a quality product. THAT was my goal. I achieved that.
They did me proud for the most part. Many remained with the company for years. Other trainer's trainees often quit after one year. Go figure.
IMO, A GOOD trainer isn't out for the
M O N E Y. Rather, the BEST interest of the trainee and the industry. No two trainees are alike. Each one will require individual attention.
If one believes they CAN be an effective trainer, I say, "GO FOR IT!" We need you. YOU can learn from your trainees, too. It's a most rewarding opportunity to train. I enjoyed my time as a trainer, and under the proper circumstances, I'd do it again.