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I am an engineer 121 56.28%
I am not an engineer 84 39.07%
I am not an engineer but, always wanted to be one 9 4.19%
I think engineers are hot 26 12.09%
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:28 AM   #21
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Not an engineer, though I thought about it when I was a sophomore in Univ. Engineering paid better, but I just wasn't as interested as I was in the pure science I was studying.

But, I have a great - absolutely true engineer joke - I say "true" because I was there when it happened. I say "joke" - well I'll let you decide. In HS, I had a friend (Earl) who's only ambition in life was to become a carpenter. His guidance councillor insisted that Earl take college algebra and he happened to be in my class. After half a semester, Earl's average test score percentage was barely in double digits as he had not applied himself to such a useless (to him) course of study. One day, the teacher, perhaps in disgust, asked Earl "What do you want to do with your life?" Earl answered in an absolutely serious way "I want to be an Engineer." The teacher (and most of the students) were stunned - almost to silence since they knew of Earl's test scores. Finally, the teacher said "What kind?" Again, in a serious tone, Earl answered "Choo choo." The teacher was NOT amused - but the rest of us were.

By the way, Earl DID become a carpenter and though he w*rked for a building contractor as his c*reer, he made furniture as a hobby - he was a master at it. Just thought you would want to know. YMMV
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:21 AM   #22
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:25 AM   #23
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I'm not an engineer but I did have it in my job title for two years.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:28 AM   #24
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Ah, Ags vs UT, once again.
For the record this is the first time here at the forum that Aggies are mentioned and I'm not going to make an Aggie joke.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:16 AM   #25
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I almost voted that I always wanted to be an engineer but then I realized that I did much better as a BS Artist. If I had the discipline to be an engineer I wouldn't have made it as a manager.
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We only get one vote per person, not per certification-- right?

I understand it's just an opinion poll... we already know engineers are hot, but we accept that some people may not realize it yet.
I should have clarified that one can vote for 1, 2 or 3; and then 4 if one so chooses.

I can see you dancing around now Nords on your new lanai.....

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:25 AM   #27
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I have a degree in chemical engineering but never actually worked as an engineer.
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I am confused and not sure how to vote.

I have an engineering degree but after only 5 years working as engineer, I got a lobotomy and moved into marketing.

To make even it more complicated I am retired
I am sorry the number of hot engineers I've met over the years can be counted on fingers and toes.
I'd count you as engineers. Once your brain is hardwired that way, there's no hope no turning back. You're scarred prepared to live life with an inherent inability to select an attractive wardrobe ability to analyze data and make fact based decisions.
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Undergraduate degree in pre-engineering. Graduate degree in physics.

Ended up working as a "quant" on Wall Street.

Does that make me a financial engineer?
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I engineered my ER. Does that count?
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I have an EE degree, but haven't done any real engineering work for 10 years. I miss it sometimes.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:53 AM   #31
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Two engineers, here. I'm not too surprised by the strong engineering presence on the ER board. Engineering is a profession with a fairly narrow income range where if you LBYM you have a shot at ER. We also tend to be obsessive.
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Engineering is a profession with a fairly narrow income range where if you LBYM you have a shot at ER. We also tend to be obsessive.

Having been married to two Engineers I can vouch for the obsessive part !
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My degree is in civil structural engineering. Throughout my career I had job titles that included civil engineer, mechanical engineer, general engineer, and industrial engineer.
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Although I was educated and trained as a scientist, one of my friends once told me I "think like an engineer". I'm sure you'll all agree that's a great compliment!
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I should have known that about ER.org, but I didn't. BSME here, one of the few (relative) non-nerds...
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I am not an engineer and never wanted to be one.

Never found an engineer that I could hold up as a role model.

The engineers I've known and w*rked with had the motto: There are engineers and there are others.
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Yikes. Almost 60%. That's some skew.
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Yikes. Almost 60%. That's some skew.
Nothing like a good skew!

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For my part, I've never understood why engineers love to proclaim that "engineers can't write." Do all engineers hold this view, or just the many I've worked with and managed? It's not as if anyone expects them to produce poetry on the job or something.

Business writing is a learned skill based on disciplined, organized thinking. Engineers appreciate disciplined, orderly thinking, so why would they disdain writing?

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