RE: [TCP] certification (was: ranting STC)

Subject: RE: [TCP] certification (was: ranting STC)
From: "Evans, Diane L (Rosetta)" <diane_evans -at- merck -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 09:48:37 -0800

>Frankly, I am at a stage in my career where I don't really wish to work
>with a company that would be so foolish as to exclude potential
>based on their lack of a degree or certification.

I usually stay out of the certification debate, but decided to share my
son's story. He began programming at the age of 7, and got his first
programming job when he was 19. At 23, with four years of programming
under his belt, he became the sole programmer for a thrift store. (Yes,
even thrift stores need computers).

One day, he was talking to his manager about a new program the manager
wanted. As the manager was pontificating on the use of bell curves,
Daryl looked very confused. The manager said, "You know, bell curves.
How did you ever get out of college without knowing about bell curves?"
He mumbled a reply, but thought, "By not attending to begin with?"

By the way, that job also required a college degree. Daryl had 60
college credits by the time he was 18, and dropped out "for a while."
He is now 28, and the while isn't over yet.

Diane Evans
Requirements Analyst
Rosetta Inpharmatics

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