RE: Educational areas to pursue

Subject: RE: Educational areas to pursue
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 11:44:52 -0500

Paul...I don't know if agree with most of what you said, but whether I do or
not isn't important...except:
>> Furthermore, being paid overtime to
>> attend employer-paid education is absurd.
>> They're already paying for the education.
>> You get to enjoy the skills long
>> after you left. Why should they pay overtime for those classes?
>Are these classes on company time, or on my time? If they're on my time,
>is it unreasonable to expect to be paid for that time?

Advanced technical knowledge is so important (and so hard to get), that in
general, while I would like to be paid for the time, it wouldn't stop me
from getting the training if I wasn't. The cost of my time is so
insignificant to the value I'm receiving, that in effect, I AM being paid in
increased wages I'll be able to collect on for years to come. Think of it as
insurance. Pay a little now for the greater benefit to be received later.

It was my choice to go to school for MCSE certification. I had to pay for
the course, and I'm not getting paid for the time. Isn't not getting paid
but not having to pay better than that?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
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Dayton: 732-438-3372


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