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The New Co-Worker

I was promised that I'd be the only trainer in my club. Now another woman is being brought on board. I'm so angry I could quit. What do I do? -- Perturbed Patty

As hard as it is, you must relax, and figure out how to use these new circumstances to your advantage.

Dear Patty,

Your frustration is understandable, especially if someone new is being brought on board in lieu of you receiving a deserved raise.  As hard as it is, you must relax, and figure out how to use these new circumstances to your advantage.

Pool your resources together with the new woman to ensure more clients for you both.

Split the load of undesirable tasks laid upon the trainers.

And stick up for yourself -- don't do anything you don't feel comfortable doing (like giving up clients you've already begun training).

-- M

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