RE: Hostility towards STC

Subject: RE: Hostility towards STC
From: MList -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 15:20:56 -0400

> OTOH, you might find that those without cert aren't out of
> jobs the way you
> think they might...what if by having that certification, you
> are able to ask
> for maybe $20-$30 per hour an employer, you may
> wish you could,
> but don't because you cannot afford it....or maybe you'll
> bring in one to
> run a crew of lesser experienced writers.

Or, to run a crew of less-credential-fixated writers.

There might soon be a chasm between those who just want to
do the job well, and those whose primary motivation is
career-enhancing-move certifications, with real-world
experience coming second (how distant a second, we'll leave
as an exercise for the reader).

We've got a couple of excellent network-and-OS specialists
here in our IT department. We've had applicants who waved
their MCSEs at us, who nevertheless weren't fit to carry
our crew's coffee mugs. One of our guys -- ok, the guy --
recently got his MCSE, and he found portions of it needed
study. The reason is that he never needs that stuff, and
will have forgotten it before a couple of months have gone
by. He also noted that there were huge practical gaps in
what the certification did cover, compared to what he needs
to know on a daily basis.
The other person... well she's busy running the department,
so she hasn't had time to go for qualifications. :-)


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