Andrew… no question about where you stand.
If it’s not political then why do you have to bring any names
into it? why not just discuss the issues and not point fingers? I think
that is what the
heart of the matter is. I
think we’re all agreed that if there is an issue related to structural
engineering then it’s game- including job security.
From: Andrew Kester
October 14, 2004
Subject: job security,
Let me know if
we can't discuss this stuff
please, I am not sure, so forgive me if I did not get the point. I also
know if we can or cannot discuss the weather, business strategies,
what it is like to live where we are, how so and so is doing, etc.,
those all get posted too. I say we all can scan the list for topics we
read about, so who cares. I can go through the digest list in 10
nothing hits my curiousity button.
The last time I
checked we are all structural
engineers who depend on this line of work for our living. Therefore who
how someone feels on the million other issues that divide us or bring
together. No one person will ever agree with any other person on every
don't care your party affiliation, you want your job and to keep your
the rise, right?
I am a young,
neutral/ non-party affiliated engineer. I watched the debate and got
answers about anything except they both married up and love the women
lives. Great. My plan is to now marry Paris Hilton and run for senate.
I think our
whole political process could
use an overhaul. Anyway, both candidates looked in the eyes of the
said they cannot and will not stop outsourcing. Encouraging. Both said
reduce corporate advantages on outsourcing to level the playing field,
can all agree on. But the thing that bothered me the most is this
it is the 21st century and we should just give up the blue collar jobs
factories and everyone go to a community college or get more training.
Improving education is our way to stop outsourcing? Why not say the
the war on terror is paint guns and water balloons?
I have buddies
from high school that for
whatever reason never made it to college and never will. God makes all
types with all abilities and we all use or don't use them differently.
all types for our society. But I don't think WHITE COLLAR outsourcing
mentioned or is a real concern. So I have to go get a PHd to design a 2
building to compete with cheap foreign soil labor? Do the guys with BS
Computer Sci who got laid off from IBM need to go back to school too?
So let's not
mudsling, call each other
names, point fingers, or talk about other political issues that are
not DIRECTLY related to SE , and I think everyone will be cool with
some political discussion as it concerns structural engineering. If
goes to fact check, and finds out, for EXAMPLE, that GW signed a bill
limits the outsourcing of white collar professional services, then let
JUST THE FACTS MA'AM!
Andrew Kester, PE