Subject: Re: Will my engineering career be like this?
From: Sam Chang <szchang(--nospam--at)mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 22:33:01 -0700
You bet. Welcome to the club. You can tell many of us are
My old boss died in his office working late at night several years
ago. (Calif CE).
Sam Chang, a relatively old SE
At 09:53 PM 5/25/00 -0700, you wrote:
I am a relatively young engineer working in a very small structural design
office in California. I have about 5 years of experience and my P.E.
license, and I am overwhelmed with the state of the profession. I am
wondering if any more experienced engineers can give me some advice about
Will my entire career as an engineer be filled with demanding clients,
faxed due dates, less than attentive contractors, RFI's requiring ASAP
response, incomplete architectural plans, e-mailed backgrounds and a
backlog of jobs that are overdue?
Will architects/owners and contractors continue to make me feel
unappreciated while I work overnite to complete their job? (All this and
I'm just a project engineer)
Any guidance or informative experiences are appreciated.
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