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Discussion on: Should employers provide time for learning/training?

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Glenn Stovall

There is some truth to what Robert says. At the end of the day, you are better off taking ownership of your education. I don't have the expectation that employers will invest in resources such as conferences and books. But it's not an uncommon benefit and a nice one at that.

Even when not offered explicitly, going to a boss and saying "if we get this book we can figure out how to solve problem $X in days instead of weeks" is a valid pitch most managers would throw ~$50 at.

However, having said that, I do think employers are responsible for educating you on knowledge specific to their company. Learning at my job has been about 25% React/Redux, 75% understanding the quirks of how the logistics industry uses geographic data.