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I'm not sure I've read anything so inaccurate in quite a while. Most are government employees? Spend most of our time in the field with electricians and drywallers? Is there a single US state that allows the PE to given to someone with 2 years of construction experience, a BS, and a single exam? Do 4 year colleges still offer "blueprint reading" as a class? When was the last time you produced blueprints for a new project - I've never done it in 17 years - its inkjet or electrostatic for me, I don't need to go home smelling like ammonia.


Caldwell, Stan wrote:

I thought that many of you would be interested in this unfortunate
description of our beloved profession:

http://www.princetonreview.com/cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=151

The Princeton Review is where many/most American high school students
turn for career guidance.  It sickens me to think that even one student
might have read this description and then pursued a different career.
If any of you are motivated to correct this travesty, here are the
people to contact:
The Princeton Review
2315 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
Telephone: 212-874-8282
Fax: 212-874-0775

Suellen Glasser
Ombudsman
The Princeton Review
212-874-8282 ext.1336
SuellenG(--nospam--at)review.com

Harriet Brand
Director, Public Relations
The Princeton Review
212-874-8282, ext.1091
HarrietB(--nospam--at)review.com

Robin Raskin
Director, Communications
The Princeton Review
212-874-8282, ext.1647
RobinR(--nospam--at)review.com

Best regards,

Stan R. Caldwell, P.E., F.ASCE, F.AEI

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MISTAKES:  "It could be that the purpose of your
life is only to serve as a warning to others.
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