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View Poll Results: Do you find the exam process fun or just something you reluctantly have to do?
It's fun. 24 29.63%
Reluctantly doing it. 46 56.79%
Other 11 13.58%
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:37 PM
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I pretty much echo everyone else that has finished the exam process. While taking the exams, I was stressed all the time and stressed my family out. Then I would pass an exam and get a raise and that provided enough motivation for the next one. After getting my fellowship, my family got a mostly paid for trip to Universal Studios (had to buy theme park tickets and pay for food for my kids). Then I got a trip to Vegas to grade exams.

We get paid to study, we get our materials and exam fees paid for, and then we get nice raises and bonuses when we pass. Also promotions attached to certain exam achievements. Not bad in my opinion.
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I pretty much echo everyone else that has finished the exam process. While taking the exams, I was stressed all the time and stressed my family out. Then I would pass an exam and get a raise and that provided enough motivation for the next one. After getting my fellowship, my family got a mostly paid for trip to Universal Studios (had to buy theme park tickets and pay for food for my kids). Then I got a trip to Vegas to grade exams.

We get paid to study, we get our materials and exam fees paid for, and then we get nice raises and bonuses when we pass. Also promotions attached to certain exam achievements. Not bad in my opinion.
Your company bonus includes a Universal Studios trip? [/jealous]
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I really liked the exam process. My company had a fairly generous study hour program and I never needed additional time of my own. I loved that study time could be so flexible (use study time for something else and study later that night). As long as you pass nobody cares how you use your study time. I liked the whole process other than the night before the exam. I could never sleep well the night before an exam.
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Your company bonus includes a Universal Studios trip? [/jealous]
I assume it was attendance at a Society meeting, which happened to be held in a great destination.
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Then I got a trip to Vegas to grade exams.
Do you actually like the Vegas part of going to Vegas, Christian? I could do without that part of the exam process.
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Do you actually like the Vegas part of going to Vegas, Christian? I could do without that part of the exam process.
Where would you rather it be held?
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Where would you rather it be held?
Almost anywhere else. I understand the reasons for Vegas, and I know many love it, but I'm not a huge fan, sylvos.
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There are some aspects I enjoyed. I liked how I got to be my own boss for a huge chunk of my time during the last month before the exam. I did generally enjoy solving problems. But anyone who has been through the process start to finish knows the enormous sacrifice it ends up being and the huge toll it takes on personal relationships. I'd say what I hated was the pressure, the stress, and the unrelenting merciless way it took personal time, not necessarily the topics or the studying itself.
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I don't particularly mind studying for exams. I enjoy gets raises and bonuses for passing them. It's also nice that early job promotions are somewhat tied to exam success. Worst part is the week leading up to the exam. So much stress and time seems to drag by.
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I liked the smaller exams. 3-4 months to learn some new things I can use at work? Great. I did not enjoy the larger exams. 3-4 months to learn waay too much new material? Bye bye weekends.
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