Both the women training me at work are Asian, and I have a hard time understanding their accents. It makes me feel dumb, because I have to keep repeating what they say to me to make sure I understood. Saying “I can’t understand a word you said because of your weird accent,” just feels rude. One of them often misunderstands my American accent, so it’s tough to ask complicated questions. I think it’ll all be okay, I’m not training much longer. I’ll just muddle through the occasional mistake (like emailing the weekly reports to the wrong person, because Kathleen somehow sounds just like Carolyn)