Common's not expensive - the hotels are expensive. In large, non-resort locations you can save a bundle by staying in a motel 6, renting a car (which for a week may be less expensive than one night in one of the hotels), and driving a few miles as if you lived there. And you could also eat at McDonald's a couple times. Phil --- DanDaFourOOMan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Thanks for the replies, Don & Janet! > > Don, I never said it was the "company's *only* > litmus > test". Obviously, I can (and will) extol how happy > I'll be if I'm given this opportunity to learn. > > Let's put it this way, should I go to my boss and > ask > for a paid week in Hawaii in the middle of February > so > I can recharge and remain, or become, happy? No, > that's what vacation time is for. > > Here's what I expect to hear when I request a trip > to > COMMON: "Why? What can you learn there THAT WILL OR > COULD APPLY TO OUR COMPANY that you can't learn at a > less expensive, closer conference, or via online, or > via books, or via IBM education, etc., etc.?" In my > mind, these are valid questions. I am asking for > specifics that allow me to get past the "giddiness" > or > the excitement that would preclude me from giving > the > decision makers the best information that would > persuade them to go along with this. Would it be > fair > to suggest to them that, given our current situation > (as described in previous posts), COMMON would give > us > the biggest bang for the buck? > > Thanks for your advice! > > (Oh, and Don, I finally figured out how you used > memory, money, & sex in your reply - does this come > naturally to you? <g>) > > > --- "Schenck, Don" <Don.Schenck@pfizer.com> wrote: > > Pardon me ... but if a company's only litmus test > > for attending a conference > > is ROI ... then that's NOT a company *I* would > want > > to work for ... good > > grammar or not! <grin> > > > > What's the ROI of, say, keeping a good employee > > happy?? > > > > -- Don Schenck > > Schenck Technical Consulting > > DonS@SchenckTech.com / www.SchenckTech.com > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > > From: email@example.com > > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > > > Sent: January 18, 2001 12:27 AM > > > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > > > Subject: Re: Value of COMMON > > > > > > > > > >> I went to the COMMON web site and printed > > several web > > > pages ("What is > > > COMMON", "ROI", & "Benefits of Membership"), but > I > > will need > > > more specific > > > information as to how our company will benefit > by > > my > > > attending a COMMON > > > conference. Especially on the ROI. > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. > http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/ > +--- > | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to > MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to > MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to > MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list > owner/operator: email@example.com > +--- __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/ +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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