Re: Certification--a new concept. Discuss

Subject: Re: Certification--a new concept. Discuss
From: "T.W. Smith" <techwordsmith -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 14:19:04 -0400

You are missing the point big-time, in my not so humble opinion.

On 7/27/05, Nuckols, Kenneth M <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com> wrote:

> Think about it this way...most FTEs in professional jobs get at least
> two weeks' vacation per annum. And consider the cost of a vacation that
> someone might plan for several years--a cruise, a tour in a foreign
> country, etc. Such trips can easily be several thousand dollars. In my
> case, I'm planning a 4-day racing school at Sebring International
> Raceway next spring for between $3K and $4K.
> My point is this--people will spend money on things that are personally
> and emotionally important, regardless of the financial return. If a
> certification could mean an extra 20% - 25% increase in annual pay (of
> course we don't know what it would mean) that would probably be
> important enough for many people on this list to invest the money--the
> ROI makes it a no-brainer. And some people would do it if it weren't
> worth a penny more income because the learning experience and
> accreditation is value enough on its own. I know if I could increase my
> earning power 20% - 25% for the same money as a few days of driving a
> Panoz like I stole it...well, Sebring would just have to wait another
> year!
> What is the ROI on a trip to Rome?

You know, it's really cool that America is the most productive country
in the world, that we have no healthcare, and that we only get two
weeks of vacation and hafta work at a place for five years or so
before we qualify for three.

But, you think I have to measure my vacation to Rome in terms of a ROI
for an employer run buy a guy and a board who make 7-figure salaries
and get 2 months of vacation a year. Huh?

You don't measure ROI on vacation in terms of your employment. You
measure it in terms of your humanity, your family -- have kids?
vacation is a good family thing to do. Seriously.


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