Profession or Commodity
Note: I moved this post and the comments from the feedback forum. It was posted to go with the current Poll at that time. I have since removed that forum.
I recently attended a meeting in which a guest speaker spoke about Cat Adjusters as a commodity instead of a profession. Have we become a commodity? Here are the definitions from Wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org
A profession is an occupation that requires extensive training and the study and mastery of specialized knowledge, and usually has a professional association, ethical code and process of certification or licensing.
In the world of business, a commodity is an undifferentiated product whose value arises from the owner's right to sell rather than the right to use.
What do you think is Cat Adjusting a Commodity or a profession?
Do we as a group meet the definition of a Profesion? I believe I would rather be part of a profession and not a commodity. Let's break this down a little.
1) Extensive Training
2) Study and mastery of specialized knowledge
3) professional association
4) ethical code
5) process of certification and training
I would like to start with number 4, ethical code. Do we have an ethical code? If not can we create one via the CADO community?
more to come ..