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    Default Learning new skills at work.....

    This IMO is has been my Pandora's box.

    I used to love labbing at home, but once I tasted the fruits of learning enterprise technology in a large scale enterprise from experts who can show you the reality of the product/technology it's because virtually impossible to muster myself to self learn at home. I equate it to walking 5 miles to work taking 50 minutes to get to work, and then borrowing a bicycle for 3 weeks and getting their in 15 minutes......

    Anyone else experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DatabaseHead View Post
    This IMO is has been my Pandora's box.

    I used to love labbing at home, but once I tasted the fruits of learning enterprise technology in a large scale enterprise from experts who can show you the reality of the product/technology it's because virtually impossible to muster myself to self learn at home. I equate it to walking 5 miles to work taking 50 minutes to get to work, and then borrowing a bicycle for 3 weeks and getting their in 15 minutes......

    Anyone else experience?
    Exactly. It's nice to have time to develop at work with someone who has expert level knowledge in a field who and is willing to mentor you. It's like going from climbing a rope to riding an escalator....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ertaz View Post
    Exactly. It's nice to have time to develop at work with someone who has expert level knowledge in a field who and is willing to mentor you. It's like going from climbing a rope to riding an escalator....
    Even simple exercises at home have become like root canals..... I do enjoy baseball data so I do some research and dashboarding on this, but in regards to certifications it's brutal.

    Sadly enough I am currently reviewing some MCSA SQL material.... We shall see if this takes hold of if it becomes another orphaned effort, one of many.

    It doesn't help that the knowledge/tech I'm learning has a hefty price tag associated with it, once you get into the 2 year experience range.
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