AMEN!!!! I’ll be glad when we reach that point. But based on my experience we still have a LONG ways to go!
Perhaps we will also reach the point where people don’t have to do a big self-criticism on their performance reviews and identify areas of opportunity. Like the accountant has to say, “I am not good at drawing, but to be a well rounded employee, I better learn to draw.” Maybe someday companies will just want people to do what they are already good at rather than forcing them to be good at everything.
Used to work for that company….
All the network engineers got advanced network and network trainer courses…. those of us actually making the thing work, and patching their screw-ups and covering for when they were on all those courses (or consulting to the sales team) were expected to buy our own training – even though we we’re on about 15k US – a third of what the “experts” were paid.
In the end we think we figured it out … the real reason for the training … was to keep those “highly trained & educated” “experts” away from the equipment (and customers)….
Well, regardless of how you slice it, that’s the reason why it’s difficult for highly capable, overqualified people to get good training …
Manager: If you find an appropriate training course I’ll support it.
Employee: Support. Is that like how you support cancer research? You agree it’s a good idea but don’t contribute any money or work in a bio-tech lab?
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