• Subject: Re: Workplace internet access
  • From: nina jones <ddi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 07 Nov 1999 17:43:36 -0600
  • Organization: Data Design Inc. http://www.datadesigninc.com

> There are 2 ways to learn things.
> 1) You can wait for somebody to spoon feed knowledge to you.
> Or, 2) You can learn things on your own and surprise folks.
> The problem with number 1 is that you could wait a long time (if ever)
> for it to happen.   Also, somebody might come along who already knows
> the things and make you obsolete.
> The problem with number 2 is that you might learn a bunch of stuff
> that you think is real neat, but your employer has no use for.  That
> is easy to solve....change employers.
> Remember, Knowledge is POWER!  And makes it so you can truly enjoy the
> good things in life....like family.  If you can't pay the rent, family
> life won't be very good either.
> And the thing that always bugs me is when I hear "I'm stuck in this
> dead end programming job on a system xxxxx (Sys/36, Sys/38, Win 3.1,
> etc, etc)", the person saying it ALWAYS subscribes to method number 1!

and it's these same people are the ones that won't learn jack unless
their employeer pays for it.  pays their school, lets them study on the
job, etc, etc.  and then when they get the additional training, they
beef because they aren't paid enough...

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