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Re^3: Teaching perl over lunch

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 28, 2007 at 03:06 UTC ( #629245=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Teaching perl over lunch
in thread Teaching perl over lunch

I don't believe free lunch can lure people into learning Perl. How much does a sandwich lunch cost? It certainly does not worth anyone's private time.

I guess that company is in a regime where people have no basic human right.

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Re^4: Teaching perl over lunch
by willyyam (Priest) on Aug 02, 2007 at 20:56 UTC

    Most companies are in regimes where basic human rights are denied - it is called Capitalism, descending from Mercantilism and Feudalism. That is only peripherally the point - assume that people are working in a "standard" business, and then talk about how to generate not interest, but attendance, at a learning opportunity on their off hour.

    My experience suggests that a free lunch is a more powerful incentive than the equivalent money - more people will appear at a study or survey for a slice of pizza then they will for $10. Strange but true. Other than that, if you can get one bellwether from each physical work area, they can announce their attendance before lunch, and others will follow.

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