Jim Murphy (9/21/2011)
Congratulations Jeff! Well deserved. Really.
I look forward to meeting you at The Summit in a few weeks!
I especially appreciate your spirit of giving. Let me tell you, as a full time consultant, many of my peers and companions are 'takers', always looking for a way to keep what they know to themselves to keep money coming in. The job security argument. I CAN'T STAND THAT! Teaching is giving and when done with a giving attitude (rather than a taking [of glory] attitude, it is a beautiful thing.
Please, keep it up as I know you will... Because you can't help it. You ARE a giver, not a taker in disguise.
Thanks for all of your help around here.
You've absolutely hit the nail on the head on the job security thing, Jim. And those poor people being so stingy with information just don't know what they're actually doing to themselves especially in the money department. I can't speak for anyone else, of course, but I've found that the information-stingy contractors are actually the ones that work themselves out of a job because word gets around that they are, in fact, stingy. The ones that are willing share information and take a bit of time to teach a couple of things to site personel are the ones who are perceived to be trustworthy, honest, helpful and a couple of other Boy Scout terms and are invited back for repeat business. And that kind of information gets around... so does the information about being stingy.
I definitely look forward to meeting you at PASS and, hopefully, at the SQLServerCentral party on Tuesday night.
And thank you for the very kind words both here and in other threads. I don't "teach" expecting to hear such things in return, but they sure are a joy. Thanks, Jim.