Originally Posted By: jpeck
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I was battling ASHI, from the inside, and was contacted about NACHI.
Many e-mails later (after coming close to making Nick, Gerry, and maybe Joe mad, maybe I did make them mad?), and the more I got fed up with ASHI's actions on how they handled the branding thing, and while I ran for ASHI President against its improbable 'outsider keep out' system of petitions, I eased up a bit and took another look at NACHI. Still took some convincing that NACHI was open to change for the better, to become a better association, better tests, etc.
My main complaint was that the "certified" should actually"MEAN SOMETHING".
I can "certify" my dog (and I don't even have a dog), but what does a title mean if it does not represent anything of substance.
I guess that is why I am for a NACHI conference being for education first and foremost, with a little bit of fun on the side. Not for a NACHI conference to be for fun, with a little bit of education on the side.
This is a "profession" and NACHI is a 'professional association", right? Not a "Club Med for HIs".
It never ceases to amaze me at all the references to drinking and getting being drunk on this forum. The forum loses some (much?) of its professionalism with posts like that. It may have worked for Jimmy Buffet, but that was because he blew out his flip flop and stubbed his toe, then had to get back on home.![icon_smile.gif](upload://b6iczyK1ETUUqRUc4PAkX83GF2O.gif)