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- From: "Wesley Werner" <wwerner(--nospam--at)conewago.com>
- Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 15:13:57 -0500
I think that I would. I might use the money to start my own firm, but I like what I do and don't think that would totally leave the structural engineering field.
Wesley C. Werner
From: Jeremy White [mailto:jwhite(--nospam--at)holbertapple.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 2:50 PM
Subject: RE: Princeton Review: Update
What I want to know is where this brain washing comes from which says structural engineers are expected to work long and hard hours because you do it for the love and personal satisfaction of the job and not the pay. If I handed any structural engineer, say, $10 million dollars how long would they stay in the career that they “love” so much. I don’t know any who would. They’d be off to retire to the beach in a week and became part-time stock market gamblers with their new found wealth. Am I wrong?
It is interesting that the average hours per week is 45. This is probabaly the starting of the SE career, but as we all know, once we get into our career more, we are looking more like 60 hours per week or more.
I always feel guilty admitting this, but I probably do average closer to the 45 hour mark. I just can’t “get into” working/no life.
I know I should be working fifty and sixty hours a week (as a “real Amurcan”), but I can only do that for a week or two, following which I drop back to forty, so it averages out as above.
I guess someone has to be an “outlier” on the low side.
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