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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?
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
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