What sort of professional recognition would mean t
What sort of professional recognition would mean the most to you?
A Nobel Prize
I gotta go with long green...
An entry on www.softwarelegends.com would please me, but only if the long green were in place first.
Honest and sincere appreciation for the work that I have done to help make other peoples "bone-us"'s
ditto long green (hey! I learned a new phrase.)
" ", a guy that's been posting way longer than philo
To have the PHB realize that three months worth of sleepless nights to deliver his shitty project *was* the reason he was able to cash the check, not his stupid 'business vision' "skills".
Hum…my MVP award from Microsoft has been not bad…..
Albert D. Kallal
To have the guys at the company I was a No-Hire at a few weeks ago come back in a few years and _beg_ me to work there.
Satisfaction of doing what one loves is award enough. Who needs recognition but the insecure and the weak?!
The thing I really love is when a customer/user tells me "Wow, your program has made my life so much easier... thank you!" I once had a particularly happy customer tell me "If you took away this program now I would cry!" :-)
My MVP award has also been very nice. The recognition and perks are great!
The question, grunt, wasn't what recognition we _needed_.
As an example, take the poster who said "A Nobel Prize"... If something he invents helps thousands or millions of people, why would he care that he got the recognition of a bunch of scholars and received a nobel prize? Does he really need the reassurance that he is doing something great? Would the people he is helping not be good enough of a recognition for him? Do his efforts need to be materialized into an award for him to realize that others appreciate him?
What is "long green"?
Rhys Keepence (Another Aussie)
The only recognition I need is being in enought demand to be able to freely choose problem field, tools, and people to work with. Awards can be worthy as a step to the above, but money are only important in their absence.
Meeting a member of the Office 12 team and having them say "Oh, so you're Philo"
> "Recognition adds nothing to you, nor does it remove
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"There are ways to appreciate people without making their peers feel unappreciated. If you pick one, and award that one, the rest will go into defensive mode either openly or without even you knowing about it. "
> If something he invents helps thousands or millions of people, why would he care that he got a nobel prize?
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