Originally Posted by MrGolfAnalogy
Is this because the qualification is not always deserved, or given to those not capable of maintaining the standard. Or is it just sour grapes?
No organizational conspiracies here, just 'morays'.
Let you're skis and reputation carry the load. My pin's on the mantel. I've worn it once. Personally though, I never notice/care one way or the other if someone wears their pin. Jackets... on the clock, it's on. Off the clock, I'm in my ski 'civies' . Divisional staff only wear their kit during divisional events, etc.... I also don't wear any 'advertising' clothing, etc... unless they're providing gear and or industry discounts, but that's a different topic.