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Marketing/Sales 2 2.70%
Professional (Accountant/MD/Legal) 9 12.16%
Engineering 19 25.68%
Financial/Banking/Insurance 6 8.11%
Tech 19 25.68%
Government employee 10 13.51%
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:08 PM   #1
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Isn't engineering part of "tech?"
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Social worker.

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Isn't engineering part of "tech?"
Tech's like to think so, but real engineers might be offended. And I'm sure that scientists are offended by the term "computer science."
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Tech's like to think so, but real engineers might be offended.* *And I'm sure that scientists are offended by the term "computer science."*
It's just easier to lump them together into the parent genus of a. nerdus
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Never would have guessed that one

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Isn't engineering part of "tech?"
Ahh maybe some parts but eng. is pretty diverse from what I understand.
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Never would have guessed that one
I am sorry. I am drinking tonight, and when I drink, I lie. More truthfully, I have done many things, some reasonably well, some poorly, but my last boss was in 1971 when I left the service. Social work is not nor ever could have been one of the things that I did. I might have wound up going into some illegal enterprise with my clients.

Probably some of you guys have had more earned income in one really good year than I have had in my entire life. I seemed to treat earned income like toxic waste.

Not long ago I called the Social Security Administration to be sure I had a record, and would receive something when I want it. I had been getting the statements for*a while, but I wanted to hear it from the horse's mouth. She said, "You sure have a lot of 0 years." And indeed I do.

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I am sorry. I am drinking tonight, and when I drink, I lie. More truthfully, I have done many things, some reasonably well, some poorly, but my last boss was in 1971 when I left the service. Social work is not nor ever could have been one of the things that I did. I might have wound up going into some illegal enterprise with my clients.
With a disclaimer like that, i'm not sure what to believe
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I am sorry. I am drinking tonight, and when I drink, I lie. More truthfully, I have done many things, some reasonably well, some poorly, but my last boss was in 1971 when I left the service. Social work is not nor ever could have been one of the things that I did. I might have wound up going into some illegal enterprise with my clients.

Probably some of you guys have had more earned income in one really good year than I have had in my entire life. I seemed to treat earned income like the Mark of Cain.

Not long ago I called the Social Security Administration to be sure I had a record, and would receive something when I want it. I had been getting the statements for*a while, but I wanted to hear it from the horse's mouth. She said, "You sure have a lot of 0 years." And indeed I do.

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I started out in engineering (professor and researcher). But was eventually promoted to engineering director (spiritual leader of nerds and geeks). I like nerds and geeks, but being one was more fun than pretending to lead them.
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Not sure where I fit in with the poll. I don't see "other". I work in Quality and Compliance in a pharmaceutical company.

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I read the list twice. Can't see a good fit. My Dad says I was
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I couldn't find a good fit either. No small fry craftsman entries.
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Me, too. But the only other time I lie is when I don't drink. Other than that, I never lie.

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Still scary that more than half of the people are in a technical field (tech/engineering). Probably a low satisfaction level and long hours combined with a high degree of boredom. At least that was my case.
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I chose tech since 90% of my working life was dedicated to it.
My other 10% is a long and colorful list.
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Still scary that more than half of the people are in a technical field (tech/engineering). Probably a low satisfaction level and long hours combined with a high degree of boredom. At least that was my case.
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Still scary that more than half of the people are in a technical field (tech/engineering). Probably a low satisfaction level and long hours combined with a high degree of boredom. At least that was my case.
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Perhaps because I have been unmarried all my life, until several years ago, I greatly enjoyed my work.
For most of my career, I tried not to work too many long hours. Besides, what took some 4 hours to do, I did in 1 or 2. Although I did not always take advantage, I felt entitled to grab 1 or 2 hours of unofficial comp time.
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