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Rick Heiges

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Untapped Benefit?

Are you using your benefits to further your SQL Server skills? The other day, the company I work for (Scalability Experts) had a benefits meeting where open enrollment for insurance and other similar things were discussed.  Since we are a small company, we outsource HR/Payroll/Benefits and I discovered a new benefit that I was unaware of previously.  Perhaps you have it too.  THere is an Educational Assistance Benefit of $1500/year to help with courses that count towards a degree.  I was somewhat familiar with that one.  There is also an Educational Assistance benefit that is geared for attending seminars (especially those offered by a Professional Association).  The benefit offered through our plan is $500/year to spend on educational seminars.  There is some criteria the seminar must meet under our benefit structure such as: helping develop skills that you use in your line of work and it can't be in-house or custom training.  That sounds like a perfect fit for a PASS Summit Pre-Con!  Of course your organization may have different criteria and /or benefit amounts, but don't let that education benefit go to waste.  There is a great selection of Pre-Cons to choose from that offer a full day of learning for only $395!  Tap into your benefits and receive some great learning practically for free!
Published Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:59 PM by RickHeiges

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