Tomorrow, I’ll be getting some OJT — on-the-job training — on how to set up an internet satellite system.
Except it’s not exactly on-the-job, since I don’t have one — a job, that is.
The guy that’s going to provide the training doesn’t have one, either. He makes some money doing it, but it’s extra money, not a job type money. He’s retired, too.
After researching internet satellite systems, I decided this is the way that I wanted to go. I’m sure that I could have a system sent to me and I could figure out how to do it. There’s some manuals on-line that tell you how to do it.
However, after 20-plus years as an instructor, I know that the best way to learn in most instances is to watch someone else do it, then practice it, and then do it again. That’s how Ron does his training.
Another good thing about it — there’s no test! The criteria for successful completion of the training is that it is over when I feel comfortable setting the system up.
2007 will be the first year for me since 1957 that I haven’t had to take some kind of test.