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Y course where the instructor hit us with this advice: “Whatever your job, whatever your position, always be training your own replacement.” That sounded crazy to me — why make yourself expendable? Why put your job security at risk? But, as I thought about it, the concept began to make sense. And, in fact, training employees to be more qualified and independent has freed me up to attend to matters that demand greater expertise and experience. A Change in Attitude One of the things we general contractors complain about the most is our employees: We can’t find anyone good or, if we do, we can’t hang on to them. And the good ones often go out on their own.