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There's nothing more frustrating than a Catch-22. Here's one that frustrates me to no end: You write a blog post, and a reader takes the time to comment on the post, providing information or sharing an experience that's more valuable than the blog post itself. But by that time, the readership of the post has dropped significantly, so substantially fewer people stand to benefit from the reader's comment.
A great example of that is the information shared today by a reader in a couple of comments she made in response to yesterday's post, "CompTIA Exec: IT is Not That Hard.'" Interestingly enough, she shared some frustrations that also fall into the Catch-22 category. A veteran IT professional and divorced mother of four, she wrote about some of her own experiences in dealing with the challenges of staying employed and employable in the current IT environment. Let me encapsulate several of them here:
Now, as frustrating as Catch-22s are, what needs to be understood and appreciated is that we can't allow them to beat us. The one I mentioned that I face can at least be partially overcome-I can't write a new blog post about every high-value reader comment that might be missed by the majority of readers, but I can certainly do it on occasion. Likewise, by sharing these frustrations in an open forum in a dignified, intelligent manner, IT workers are much better positioned than they otherwise would be to learn how their peers have addressed these Catch-22s.