Re: Abstract accepted for IOUG...company has no/little money to send me?!??!?!?!
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 12:37:36 -0800 (PST)
Personally, if my company were *that* short sighted, I'd be looking for another job. I've yet to have a company I've worked for since I've started doing presentations that would not support me with travel funds. Heck, being accepted saves them the cost of the conference itself.
You are welcome to forward this email to your manager since I'll never be working for him or this company.
Just my opinion.... YMMV...
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- Original Message ---- From: Daniel Fink <daniel.fink_at_optimaldba.com> To: chris.grabowy_at_lmco.com Cc: Oracle List <oracle-l_at_freelists.org> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 8:42:52 AM Subject: Re: Abstract accepted for IOUG...company has no/little money to send me?!??!?!?!
As a Denver resident (well...the burbs actually), you can attend the conference rather cheaply. Frontier Airlines has very reasonable fares,
decent schedule, very dependable service and great customer service. Their hub is Denver and they fly from most major markets in the states.
Public transportation is decent. The light rail line has a stop at the Convention Center and good service to the southcentral & southwest suburbs. If you stay in the Denver Tech Center, you will pay about 1/2 of what it costs to stay downtown, you can walk (or take the hotel shuttle) to a nearby station and pay about $10 for a round trip light rail ticket.
For those who want to ski or snowboard, the weekend before Collab is
last weekend most resorts are open. It will be busy, but the snow should
still be good.
If you have any questions or want some additional advice, contact me
-- Daniel Fink Oracle Performance, Diagnosis and Training OptimalDBA http://www.optimaldba.com Oracle Blog http://optimaldba.blogspot.com Grabowy, Chris wrote:Received on Thu Jan 17 2008 - 14:37:36 CST
> So I got the word from IOUG that my abstract has been accepted.
> I forwarded that acceptance email to my manager asking for some
> money, and state the obvious that I won't need any money to pay for
> conference fee.
> I eventually get a response back from his manager that the overhead
> money is tight...maybe we can send you for a day or
> Overhead money is tight? Isn't it January?
> So that was yesterday, and today I have calmed down a bit. And I was
> wondering if other folks have encountered this problem? Wondering if
> this is common? I have always assumed that if you get accepted to
> present then your company "stepped up" and sent you. I guess I am
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