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My wife says that when she enters a building now, she
automatically looks up at the roof to check it out.
She figures she's sick.
Gary


On 1 Mar 2006 at 15:07, Scott Maxwell wrote:

> Oh, I might retire if that happened to me...but I would have to say that I
> would likely be sitting there on the beach trying to determine the load
> path of the resort's structural framing! <grin>  Structural engineering is
> in my blood, like it or not.  As a case in point, I was sitting at a Red
> Wings hockey game a couple of years ago with a friend (who is also a
> structural engineer) and for a brief period of time, she and I were
> sitting looking up at the roof framing structure of the Joe and following
> the load path and discussing the structure rather than watching the game.
> And, yes, I know that I am sick.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Scott
> Adrian, MI
> 
> 
> On Wed, 1 Mar 2006, Jeremy White wrote:
> 
> > 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?
> >
> >
> >
> > Jeremy White
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Polhemus, Bill [mailto:BPolhemus(--nospam--at)wje.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 12:40 PM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: RE: Princeton Review: Update
> >
> >
> >
> >   _____
> >
> > From: SEAINTLIST [mailto:seaint-list(--nospam--at)sbcglobal.net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 11:36 AM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: RE: Princeton Review: Update
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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