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David, what are you doing to me? How can we agree so much in the last few
day. Well said!
Dennis

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Fisher [mailto:dfisher(--nospam--at)fplushse.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 5:57 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: To Bill Polhemus -- Re: disappointed engineer
>
>
> The WORST day I've ever had owning my own firm has been better
> than the best
> day I ever had working for someone else.
>
> Well put, Mr. Conner.
>
> Regards,
>
> David L. Fisher, SE, PE
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fountain Conner [mailto:fconner(--nospam--at)pcola.gulf.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 8:13 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: To Bill Polhemus -- Re: disappointed engineer
>
> This to Bill...
>
> I'm delighted your attitude has changed so much in the past year.
>
> You were pretty low on Friday, May 26, 2000 -- I can identify.
>
> Looking back, I'd guess that the end of regular employment, and being
> thrust into the world of a private consultant (one must eat, y'know), is
> the finest thing that has happened in your working career.
>
> In my case I love every day at work -- 'One reason, there are
> fewer "middle
> men", "paperweights", or "whatever", between me and the real boss.
>
> Comments?
>
> Fountain E. Conner, P.E.
> Gulf Breeze, Fl. 32561
>
>
>
>   From: Bill Polhemus
>   To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>   Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 4:44 AM
>   Subject: RE: disappointed engineer
>
>
>   Tomas, I'm afraid you're just in that awkward stage in your
> career called
> "the beginning". You don't have a lot of experience, and so your
> supervisors (and certainly the clients) aren't going to accord you a great
> deal of respect.
>
>   Just understand that all of us have to crawl before we walk. I would
> suggest that you patiently learn all you need to learn about your chosen
> field at this time, and look forward to the day when you'll have
> a bit more
> say in things.
>
>   Also, remember that one's first job is nearly always a letdown, because
> your expectations coming out of school are so high. I experienced that as
> well, but I can say I've had a pretty rewarding career nevertheless.
>
>   Good luck.
>   William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
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