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  8/23/2007 9:39:56 AM

I believe, in life, we continue to be students, whether it be life lessons, or job skills required at hand.  Recently, I've been working with a customer.  I was shocked by the lack of technical knowledge of the individuals the company had put in place to provide and manage the solutions for their entire Engineering and Manufacturing divisions world-wide.  Thoughout the cource of the project, I constantly reminded the customer that they need some training, and that we can provide the training for them as long as they pay us for it.  For the longest time, I cannot figure out why is it that they feel that their management do not feel it's required to pay for training.

Today, a light bulb lit up.    I did not figure out why they would not pay for training.  I realized that my company doesn't pay to train me either.    Here I am, the "expert", telling the customer that they need to spend the money on training, while my company doesn't spend the money to train me.

The problem I've discovered is not the customer, but how the technical world works.  I will eliaborate further in an upcoming entry Software and Medicine.


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