Beware impulsive changes though. If you want to work to work the deep frier you may need to go to law school. Look at all the amazing comments written here, all of them by people who learned the letters that comprise the words, as well as the spelling, grammar, etc. An 80 percent solution for lots of companies beats that percent solution because with more customers, you get more data points and feedback, and your product gets better for everyone. The only work to be had is below cost. To start with, all the promised talks about having value-add that an engineer can give to the society and whatever pitch talks of "The best goes to civil", turn out to be blatant lies from my first pay cheque as a civil engineer to the turn of tide of the popularity of my discipline. Now when you work for hours a week, then any help you can get is welcome.
What the heck is an engineer anyway?
How is an engineer different from a scientist? They will call the big boxy thing sitting on the floor the CPU. Originally posted by Zeus: I think it boils down to an inner appreciation of knowledge and love of science and the willingness to work hard. If you eat lunch at your desk, people think nothing of you putting food in your mouth, they will still hassle you over everything. M unless there's any emergency work maybe will takes up to 9 P. They have no basis to understand 'why' and yet ask it anyway.
Creating Passionate Users: Why does engineering/math/science education in the US suck?
Cheap competition, feast or famine - it all sounds too familiar. Andrew Borovsky, a former Apple designer: I've never really been happy, though I've been getting paid generally what degreed engineers get, which totally sucks still. And the work didn't progress too far without checks and balances. The company culture wants everyone face to face every day and they are very up-front and clear about it. With globalization and all that jazz, there are simply fewer jobs for the working class now , resulting in increased inequality.
As I disgruntled electrical engineering specialized in telecommunications I can empathize. And then get annoyed when thier problem isn't fixed. Simon Woodside, program manager in Core OS: I forgot to mention that I believe with the exponentially growing power and connectivity between design packages that engineers aren't really needed for the design grunt work. Well I've one more year to complete my degree in civil engineering and I'm really filled with stupid thoughts about my future. I am thinking of doing own business even if I have to sell samosas and wada pao.