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Reagan.Thomas
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Reagan.Thomas   4/5/2011 1:07:58 PM
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LOL!

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Reagan.Thomas   4/5/2011 1:00:56 PM
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"I'd like to know more about those 13% who don't see any room for improvement." Dare I say it? Perhaps they are not *real* engineers? ;) /ducks

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Reagan.Thomas   4/5/2011 12:59:12 PM
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I came here to say what gkidwell said. A real engineer (in it to reward the passion, not just the pocketbook) would almost always find something that could be "tweaked", so I'm sure that particular word attracted the "some things could be tweaked" response.

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Makki   4/1/2011 12:29:42 PM
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I am one of the 31%. I just went into EE so I could come and live in US - this was 85. I have been working since 94 but am no more content now (2011) then I was back in 94. I do think EE is an awesome field - esp digitally communications. The thing is I am not an engineer mentally and this gets to be eventually frustrating. A second factor is engineering education - I think my university could have done a better job balancing the theoretical and practical - to this day I don't have a good feel on how to find an impulse system response !! Bottom line- don't enter a field if you don't have a passion for it

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LarryM99   4/1/2011 2:02:22 AM
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Again, everything is relative. I have friends that are legal secretaries and paralegals who work for real tyrants under extremely high stress. Most mid-level managers are frantically trying to justify their existence because they are even more vulnerable to cost-cutting than billing engineers. Anyone in the service industries has increasingly had to deal with a public which is willing to vent stress at them at every opportunity. Compared to what I am seeing around me I'm actually feeling pretty good. Larry M.

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Sheetal.Pandey   3/31/2011 10:39:07 AM
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Ya because most of the engineers are very serious and think around their designs. But those who are clear with their basics really sounds happy.

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Neo10   3/31/2011 6:17:00 AM
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This unhappiness which people are whining about is not because the managers are paying them poorly or giving them dirt jobs but because the rosy picture of engineering as a destination to aim for is no longer rosy. This is not very different from the dotcom bubble. The bubble burst when the companies found out that there are engineers in other parts if the world who would work with same passion for much less $$. So, yeah the leveling off is taking it's toll but I think it will find an equilibrium in about 5-10 years. Why are young American engineers so unadventurous, why are they so reluctant to travel the world, work in different countries and get to be a part of the churn. It's all about the "comfort zone".

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BobSound   3/31/2011 1:35:09 AM
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I'd be interested in seeing the results of this survey sorted by years on the job. From my experience, the newer engineers are treated very differently and probably have higher satisfaction than those with a few decades of experience. New engineers are still getting good raises because their salaries have not yet approached the asymptotic ceiling.

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Brian Fuller2   3/30/2011 10:51:55 PM
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@Big Bad John: With my news hat on, that 50% cut and weird CEO-appeasing exercise seem like a news story to me...

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Brian Fuller2   3/30/2011 10:48:44 PM
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@jackOfManyTrades as the kids would say I'm LMAO!

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