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Richard Erlacher
10/08/12 21:41
  10/08/12 21:42

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Denver, Co

#188609 - the REAL problem is ...
Responding to: Mahmood Elnasser's previous message
... that while few projects really require a brilliant "superman") to do the engineering, one never knows what the next project will require. My own observation has been that the ones who (1) like to work, (2) enjoy the work that they do, and (3) know that they're good at what they do, are the ones who will rise to nearly any challenge, whether they're specifically trained to be expert in the field or not. There is, of course, a difference between the truly expert and the ones diligent enough to become so. The key ingredient is the love of their work. You can easily recognize the difference between the ones who work for the paycheck and the ones who work for the love of it.

It's true that everyone needs a job with which they can feed themselves and their family but they also have to meet their employer's demand for competence, diligence, and work ethic. Not everyone is cut out to be an engineer, despite any formal training. If they can't compete with the ones who love the work, perhaps they should find employment in a field that does motivate them to have the needed diligence and work ethic. An engineering education is, at least in the technical sense, superior to most, and equal to any. Aside from the language skills shortcomings to which I've referred from time to time, a person who's graduated engineering school should be able to function well in nearly any field of endeavor, though engineers often have shown themselves to be remarkably poor managers.


List of 26 messages in thread
someone finally got it      Erik Malund      10/03/12 08:18      
   degrees      Mahmood Elnasser      10/03/12 10:33      
      what caught my attention was ....      Erik Malund      10/03/12 10:58      
         err, uh, well ...      Joseph Hebert      10/03/12 11:31      
            I have interviewed BS, MS recent grads ....      Erik Malund      10/03/12 13:27      
               ITT Tech & DeVry      Joseph Hebert      10/03/12 23:20      
                  BS to PhD      Mahmood Elnasser      10/04/12 02:11      
                     That's SO true       Richard Erlacher      10/04/12 10:19      
                  I'm not sure it's the institution rather than the graduate      Richard Erlacher      10/04/12 10:09      
                     I thins this is it      Erik Malund      10/04/12 10:35      
                        Been There, Done That      Neil Kurzman      10/05/12 10:23      
               I've interviewed a few ...       Richard Erlacher      10/04/12 10:00      
                  I remember      Erik Malund      10/04/12 10:09      
                     This is a common situation, and one that's not always good      Richard Erlacher      10/04/12 10:34      
                        this is odd      Erik Malund      10/04/12 10:39      
                           I'm not so sure it's "odd" at all.      Richard Erlacher      10/05/12 13:03      
                              freelancers      Mahmood Elnasser      10/05/12 14:21      
                                 Not really ...      Richard Erlacher      10/05/12 16:57      
                                    Its been interesting in England recently      Jez Smith      10/06/12 13:21      
                                       The problem with supply and Demand      Neil Kurzman      10/06/12 19:16      
                                          In this country      Jez Smith      10/06/12 23:56      
                                             earning living      Mahmood Elnasser      10/07/12 07:18      
                                             earning living      Mahmood Elnasser      10/07/12 07:18      
                                                the REAL problem is ...       Richard Erlacher      10/08/12 21:41      
                                       you work for ...      Andy Peters      10/10/12 17:59      
                                          Its interesting       Jez Smith      10/10/12 23:32      

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