Re: Techwr-l certification?

Subject: Re: Techwr-l certification?
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 20:30:07 -0400

Sometimes, one should be giving out the certifications, rather than
questing for them. Here's a selection from a story in the Boston Globe,
26 July 2004:

<<George Lyman Kittredge, a 19th-century mandarin of the Harvard English
Department, [was] queried why he never received his doctorate. As legend
has it, he responded without a whiff of irony, "Who would examine me?">>

It's a hard point to get through to those who have become gatekeepers.
They want you to have completed a course in MS Wrod, or whatever. The
conversations with the recruiters are nearly comical:

"Do you have Word?"
- "Yes."
"How many years you have Word?"
- "More than ten."
"When you first study Word?"
- "More than ten years ago."
"Then you study it ten year ago. Where was that? You CV not showing
school ten year ago."
- "(dumbfounded silence)"

The password may be "swordfish" but you apparently have to carry one
about, like Harpo, in order to get in.


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