Re: Contact with professionals
(no name) ((no email))
Sun, 1 Nov 1992 17:44:30 CST
Ooops...moving things around here...sorry...
This is not just my *typical* schedule, but something close to it that
is shared by the majority of entry-level to three year-old professionals.
Just ask a professional to see his "weekly work plan" and you'll know what
I mean (acutally, you can just ask...they'll be glad to let you know that
this *is not* a straigh 8-5pm with occasional evening visits job!
Most professionals are in one of three categories....either they love the
work and the travel; they love the work but hat the travel; and hate both.
the BSA has been keeping onto many of the "hate travel and work" simply
because there is a "nation-wide shortage of good professional candidates
with the skills and committment that we (the BSA) expect of them" (ProSpeak,
from January of this year).
With the merger of smaller Councils into larger ones, expect many more
professionals to leave the profession at the three or five year mark.
(FYI, the BSA has a provision....if you successfully complete the first three
years of service, complete NEI (National Executive Insitute) and complete
your "assigned duties" (the SE/CE certifies this), you can LEAVE the
profession and RETURN up to five years later. Talk about job security!?!
That's why we have lots of long-term professionals that hate the work and
the travel....they're sticking in there long enough to gain tenure and then
to leave to work at other agencies to make big bucks and then, when things
are slow, they return and stay with the BSA to retire).
Can't blame them....its a *good profession*, if you are committed!
Mike Walton (in a rearranged office!)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City