Ten things that happen when an "oldtimer" meets a newcomer in an organization

1. Oldtimer talks, newcomer listens.

2. Oldtimer asks newcomer to ask questions.

3. Oldtimer does not ask questions.

4. Oldtimer says: »I was once like you«

5. Oldtimer says: »In theory – yes, but ...«.

6. Oldtimer forgets newcomer´s name.

7. Oldtimer has not found time yet to read newcomer´s proposal.

8. Oldtimer says »It´s more complicated than that«.

9. Oldtimer insists on using outdated information.

10. Oldtimer proposes that it is maybe a good idea to accompany him/her for some time before going at it alone.