Last week I had my last day of Gaba Build-up Certification. When you are first hired, you have three days of training, and then in the first six months, you have two other days.
The build-up training days are basically 9 hours of sitting and listening, doing some group work and writing things on paper. Some of it can be quite entertaining, if everyone's heart is in it.
But in the second day, there was a lot of repetition from the first, which was a bit dull. The morning was spent "recapping" the last time, but I didn't think that was necessary at all.
Just like last time, the day ended with a test, which wasn't very difficult. My score was 94%, again!
The day officially ends at 5pm, but if you hang around for the forum (listening to a presentation and asking questions at the end) until 7pm, you get paid Y7,000 (the training is unpaid). But on this day, the man who does the forums was out so we just filled in a survey about our experiences with the Gaba company, and got paid for that!
As before, it was a long day, but it was okay.
I will finish my work at Gaba at the end of June, and have all of July free before I go back to the UK in early August. That should give me enough time to travel and see Japan!