Jon Skeet, you will always be an MVP

Jon Skeet, noted C# MVP, has been asked by his employer to reject his MVP award this year.

I have two reactions:

  1. I think it's an awkward situation when an employer hires somebody who is as deeply involved in a technology space as Jon is, then asks them to take actions that will deliberately distance them from that technology space. It strikes me as a waste of Jon's investment into the space, and a poor choice of actions. Why take a champion and hobble them?
  2. Jon's actions, by accepting their request, puts him in that class of character that can be best described as "with honor".

Jon, if you by chance are in Redmond during the MVP Summit, you are more than welcome at ChezNeward2010. You may not be an MVP with Microsoft, but you're one to me.