Have you ever been passed over for a raise or a promotion for not having a specific Salesforce certification?
Have you ever been denied an internal assignment or project from management for not having a specific Salesforce certification?
Have you ever been shunned by your internal peers for not having a specific Salesforce certification but they needed your help desperately?
If you’re in consulting, has the external client or the internal client facing lead decided to not staff you on the project if you didn’t have a specific Salesforce certification, BUT you had the relevant on the job experience?
I’m working on an article to provide some additional options where I believe your time could be more valuable than the emphasis on certifications (especially when they’re random and don’t drive towards an end goal), but maybe I’m completely off the mark, if all of the above are happening.