I’m all for the continuing education for each field. A while ago, I took the required course and took the exam to renew my license. The Cape School is the administrator for the exam. The Cape offers diversified fields: real estate, insurance, legal, CFP and funeral (ever saw the Six Feet Under?).
The office I chose to go was in downtown, near or on Broadway by Houston Street (or somewhere nearby). It felt like a start up: old office in an aging building, million layer of paints; few desks in a narrow room with few rooms next to it for exam. Both time I was the only one. Couple of uninspiring girls worked there.
I walked in. The receptionist asked to see my ID and took my payment. Then handed me the booklet and the answer sheet. Less than the fully allowed time I finished.
The receptionist put my answer sheet beneath a clear plastic sheet that had correct answers.
“Wait a second, I can grade you right away.”‘
“You failed. You can come back as early as tomorrow to retake it.”
I am not too smart, but have enough brain to pass the exam. I’m at least confident in my ability to do limited things.
So after my second try that failed again. I asked for a supervisor.
“She isn’t available.”
The atmosphere was pretty nasty.
“Ok, here is my phone number and please have your supervisor call me as soon as possible. If I don’t hear from her or him, I’ll call else.”
Sure enough a woman called the following day.
“I’m so sorry that my staff made a mistake. …” She used the wrong plastic sheet.
WELL, although I’m all for the continuing education, but I just hate to have to deal with these incompetent middle men. … but envy their ability to become the middle men.