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Rick Brett
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Rick Brett   6/20/2013 2:48:31 AM
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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/

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OCOgghy   2/10/2013 10:47:53 PM
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Best comment here.Short but direct to the point.

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meterman   1/26/2013 6:44:42 PM
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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.

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re: Engineers not generally happy at work
rob18767   10/26/2012 6:12:08 PM
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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.....

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ibrowej   10/13/2011 10:48:14 PM
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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

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tfc   4/19/2011 8:50:35 PM
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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".

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anon9303122   4/14/2011 9:50:04 PM
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The happy people are busy working and not replying to these blogs.

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re: Engineers not generally happy at work
KB3001   4/6/2011 2:16:51 PM
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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.

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PunchBuggy   4/6/2011 12:26:29 AM
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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.

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Reagan.Thomas   4/5/2011 1:17:05 PM
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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.

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