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Re: [hangout] Re: pittance

From:
Marty Landman
Date:
April 11, 2004 16:59
Subject:
Re: [hangout] Re: pittance
Message ID:
6.0.0.22.0.20040411194859.0412f788@pop.face2interface.com
At 07:32 PM 4/11/2004, Ruben Safir Secretary NYLXS wrote:
> > "Teaching to the test" has become far too
> > common.
>
>It works for Medical School.  I agree the MSFC certs are a waste.  Real
>licensing is not a MS Certificate, and a peer reviewed state wide,
>or nation-wide exam which is produced by a nation orgaization of professional.

I've always felt our work is more like that of an auto mechanic or 
engineer's. With all due respect to doctors, their intensive training and 
vast array of knowledge the fact is if a patient dies it's probably 
presented as because they were too far gone. But if your car is repaired 
and still doesn't work, or a bridge is built and can't be used - or far 
worse and thankfully quite uncommon I think - collapsed while in use; that 
is clear malpractice.

The difference is apparently because like mechanics and engineers we work 
with machines, while doctors and lawyers for that matter work with people, 
or systems made and managed by people. Oh wait, that's starting to sound 
like what we do. :)

Makes me wonder how those professionals are certified or licensed or 
whatever, and of what practical value to employers and managers those 
qualifications really are.

cf. http://www.linux.ie/pipermail/social/1999-October/000483.html


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