Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 6   >   >>
Rick Brett
User Rank
Rookie
re: Engineers not generally happy at work
Rick Brett   6/20/2013 2:48:31 AM
NO RATINGS
As a roofing contractor, I am really happy with my work. I love and enjoy doing the construction of roofs over buildings, homes and others.I think happiness is a choice and it comes from within. I am really satisfied with my employer and just in case you need to have a new roof, here's something to read: http://generalcontractorsbethlehem.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/how-do-i-know-if-i-need-a-new-roof/

OCOgghy
User Rank
Rookie
re: Engineers not generally happy at work
OCOgghy   2/10/2013 10:47:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Best comment here.Short but direct to the point.

meterman
User Rank
Rookie
re: Engineers not generally happy at work
meterman   1/26/2013 6:44:42 PM
NO RATINGS
I too have been at it for 30+ years. The past was exciting. I started at the dawn of the microprocessor revolution. I knew my career would involve putting these smart little devices into just about everything. And I knew it would change the world. But as good as the past was, the present and future WILL BE even more exciting. The pace of technical change is getting faster. When I look back at the pre-Internet, pre-cell phone, pre-WiFi, pre-digital TV, pre-Information Age world it seems quaint. I do agree that the best engineers are those with a passion. I know I always had that curiosity and passion. I had a father that encouraged me to know everything and to be able to make or build or fix anything. Unfortunately, these days I am unemployed. The company I worked for refused to listen to the engineers that tried to bring change that would make the 90 year old company relevant. The management that was non-technical just did not have the vision. Now I find that I can’t even get interviews for jobs in my profession, partly because of where I live, but probably because I am over 50.

rob18767
User Rank
Manager
re: Engineers not generally happy at work
rob18767   10/26/2012 6:12:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Could you imagine if we had to have licensed engineers as medical professionals have to be? Perhaps we wouldn't get dumped on so much.....

ibrowej
User Rank
Rookie
re: Engineers not generally happy at work
ibrowej   10/13/2011 10:48:14 PM
NO RATINGS
For those of you that are contemplating a career change, here is a site that is offering free job search training: www.RelationshipCapital.Co/JobNetworkingPrimer

tfc
User Rank
Rookie
re: Engineers not generally happy at work
tfc   4/19/2011 8:50:35 PM
NO RATINGS
So true. You are not going to tell the boss you're happy and risk getting more work piled on and you are not going to tell the boss you are unhappy or he will figure you cannot do your job and replace you. That leaves this blog to vent else you may cause the boss to "think".

anon9303122
User Rank
Freelancer
re: Engineers not generally happy at work
anon9303122   4/14/2011 9:50:04 PM
NO RATINGS
The happy people are busy working and not replying to these blogs.

KB3001
User Rank
CEO
re: Engineers not generally happy at work
KB3001   4/6/2011 2:16:51 PM
NO RATINGS
Sadly this is the truth. It is a very globalised profession and supply is higher than demand. Engineers should take their destiny into their own hands, get trained in business management and set up their own businesses.

PunchBuggy
User Rank
Rookie
re: Engineers not generally happy at work
PunchBuggy   4/6/2011 12:26:29 AM
NO RATINGS
This has been a good thread. Maybe this sounds egotistical but I have loved engineering when I was implementing my ideas and it became insufferable when I was subsumed by my managers ideas.

Reagan.Thomas
User Rank
Rookie
re: Engineers not generally happy at work
Reagan.Thomas   4/5/2011 1:17:05 PM
NO RATINGS
Wow. It's interesting to hear directly from one of those who entered engineering as a tactical decision, not a passionate decision. I remember when I was about 8 years old.. my mother had thrown a clock radio in the trash (the old kind with the numbers that flipped over while keeping time). I took it apart and was fascinated by the mechanical parts, mystified by the electronics. I remember twisting a ceramic capacitor back and forth until the leads broke. That when I decided that, someday, I would understand how it all worked. Fate. Sealed.

Page 1 / 6   >   >>


Most Recent Comments
Susan Rambo
 
AZskibum
 
AZskibum
 
alex_m1
 
alex_m1
 
AZskibum
 
AZskibum
 
_hm
 
_hm
Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
<b><a href=Betajet">

The Circle – The Future's Imperfect in the Present Tense
Betajet
5 comments
The Circle, a satirical, dystopian novel published in 2013 by San Francisco-based writer Dave Eggers, is about a large, very powerful technology company that combines aspects of Google, ...

Max Maxfield

Recommended Reads From the Engineer's Bookshelf
Max Maxfield
27 comments
I'm not sure if I read more than most folks or not, but I do I know that I spend quite a lot of time reading. I hate to be idle, so I always have a book or two somewhere about my person -- ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...