I was talking to my boss yesterday about my professional development plan for this year, and the subject of training came up. He said we only had enough money in the budget to send one person to a conference this year, and since I’d attended SQL PASS Summit last year, they were going to send my coworker this time – meaning I wasn’t eligible to attend any offsite training at all. He suggested I find some books to read to fulfill my professional development plan.
Needless to say, I was not at all thrilled, and mentioned it to my darling husband.
He, too, was unimpressed. He knew how important and useful attending SQL PASS Summit had been for me.
Over dinner, he casually asked me, “Do you think you can take time off from work the second week of May?”
I checked my calendar – I was not scheduled to be on call, so I could take time off.
I replied, “Sure. Why?”
He held my hand and said, “There’s this PASS SQLRally thing in Orlando that week. We have enough vacation money saved up to send you.”
(Queue romantic music and sappy romantic scene….)
Ok, get your mind out of the gutter… The final result is: I’m going to PASS SQLRally and even get to attend one of the Pre-con classes. Hooray for wonderful, amazingly loving husbands! I certainly picked the BEST husband in the world. See you at PASS SQLRally!