I love everything arduino, taking parts out of computers, soldering, etc but hate math and im already too far into my public health degree
I currently work for the federal government but I am interested in FEMA. Its a CORE position. I was wondering if someone else has done this same transition and if so can you share. Thanks
Long story short, I have been an engineer for exactly 10 years now. B.S. and M.S. in Engineering. In school it was awesome. I love everything about engineering then. Since day one in industry , I have hated it. I thought I was just job hopping because my current job was not a "good fit" so I would move to something different. But i am coming to the realization that I just hate engineering as a job. What are some options for a "introverted technical guy" to transition over without sacrificing too much salary?
5:34 PM Thanks to everyone who asked questions today, and thanks to everyone who voted for me! I will come back later tonight to answer more questions. Bye for now.
As a computer engineer, I’m not exactly your typical candidate for office. I started out designing smart meters for commercial usage. As a product manager I went on to lead large product lines from business-class notebooks used by tens of millions worldwide, to microcontrollers found in virtually everything from washing machines to commercial jets. Later, I founded my own tech consulting firm.
In the mid-2000’s I witnessed my employer move manufacturing to Mexico and layoff all assembly workers. Many of them had no career retraining options and never worked a decent paying job again and this left a profound impact. I subsequently became an active volunteer in my community and was elected president of a 4000+ member nonprofit that provides free training and education to working professionals.
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Back when i was in college, i worked at a very popular Chinese restaurant. They often put me at a cashier role, but decided i was better suited for a prep role for some reason or another.
Let me start off by saying the manager ABSOLUTELY hated me. He was a big dude with zero common sense (probably my bias) and just liked to boss people around.
On the day i question, he had me cutting tri cut onions, which had to be measured perfectly, they had to be like 3cm thick. As a studying engineer, once i had an eye for how big they needed to be, i was able to cut without measuring each one. Well my manager did NOT like that at all. After about 30 mins of cutting he came back to see how i was doing and noticed i wasn’t measuring each one.
He threw a massive fit and told me i needed to measure them. I quickly explained that i could estimate really easily the size, and it was more efficient for me not to measure. He told me that wasn’t possible, so i challenged him to a race. Cut 3 onions an... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello, I'm Mark Rober. I have a YouTube channel where I build stuff and come up with new ideas. I recently cofounded #TeamTrees with Mr. Beast. My passion is getting people (especially the young folk) stoked about Science and Engineering. AMA!
My channel- https://www.youtube.com/markrober
My most popular videos on reddit were probably:
tl;dr of me:
-I have a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. I worked at NASA for 9 years (7 of which were spent on the Curiosity Rover). After that I worked for Apple for 4 years doing Product Design in their Special Projects Group (I just quit to do YouTube full time 6 months ago).... keep reading on reddit ➡
But I still have chips on my shoulder about the way I was treated growing up and by the people around me. I don’t really have anyone else to tell, but I did it. I survived all the shit, I worked harder than anyone I knew, and I fucking did it.
Lordy! I was reminded of this story after a recent phone call from an old friend. Rather a long one, so sincere apologies in advance. It’s part r/ProRevenge, part r/EntitledPeople.
Some years age, I got a gig working a weekend music festival. Fairly simple too: ten bands per day and all pretty standard rock ’n’ roll fare. Bossman puts four of us out on the gig: me, Dreadful Boris, Big Chris and Hammer. He also said we’d be taking out an apprentice, a young lad who was the son of a local promoter. Well, always nice to have an extra pair of hands, and it's good to help train the next generation—after all, that's how we learnt in the past.
As it turned out this lad was about as much use as an aqualung to a trout, and had an entitled attitude the size of a mid-ranged African country. On the journey down in the truck, he was boasting as to how he was ”a really good sound engineer” already and that “he could probably show us a few tricks.”
We get to... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello, I don’t know if this is the right place or not. Currently I’m a high school math teacher and I’m thinking about switching careers to engineering. I do not have an engineering degree but I do have a comprehensive mathematics degree and if I went back to school I could get my civil engineering degree in a year online. I noticed there is a transportation engineering technician job in my area that I qualify for and would be a great way to get my foot in the door before I commit to classes. The reason I want to leave teaching is for the complete lack of respect from students, parents and administration. I have some horror stories of being cursed out, sexually harassed, and hit by students. When I tell administrators what happen they respond with boys will be boys mentality. I’m younger so if I switch careers it’s not going to be a setback. Do you have any advice for me wanting to switch careers? Is there anything I could be studying for the technician job to look better when applyi... keep reading on reddit ➡
A multi-month study plan for going from web developer (self-taught, no CS degree) to software engineer for a large company.
I felt like that this was an improvement on gameplay to not have to click on doors in incursions. Would be nice if we had that everywhere in the game!
I know salaries are just generally higher in the US across industries, but I'm sure there are other good reasons for this, too. And I guess the followup is, is the nearly 1.5 - 2x wage inflation for engineers sustainable in an increasingly globalized economy? It's more of an economics questions than an engineering one, I know, I'm just curious as to your thoughts.
He's hot and miserable, so he decides to take action. The A/C has been busted for a long time, so he fixes it. Things cool down quickly. The moving walkway motor jammed, so he un-jams it. People can get from place to place more easily. The TV was grainy and unclear, so he fixes the connection to the Satellite dish and now they get hundreds of high def channels.
One day, God decides to look down on Hell to see how his grand design is working out and notices that everyone is happy and enjoying umbrella drinks. He asks the Devil what's up?
The Devil says, "Things are great down here since you sent us an engineer."
"What?" says God. "An engineer? I didn't send you one of those. That must have been a mistake. Send him upstairs immediately."
The Devil responds, "No way. We want to keep our engineer. We like him."
God demands, "If you don't send him to me immediately, I'll sue!"
The Devil laughs. "Where are YOU going to get a lawyer?"
Hey guys. I didn't know where to ask this, so I thought I would give it a shot here. I have a question about a mechanism. A vertically expanding and getting back in shortened length form of metal "arm". Like a telescopic baton. But is there a mechanism that has a name, which does this or something I can look into ? I really hope this explains it.
4 years at a boiler design company in NZ, 4 years in London, UK designing district heating and working on waste to Energy projects. My career has stagnated and I don't know where I can go with it. Moved to Germany in December which was a mistake and I feel like I'm on a sinking boat.
She bent over, picked up the frog and put it in her pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a handsome prince, I will stay with you for one week.” The engineer took the frog out of her pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a prince, I’ll be your devoted boyfriend.” Again the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into her pocket. Finally, the frog asked, “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a handsome prince, and that I’ll be your devoted boyfriend. Why won’t you kiss me?” The engineer said, “Look, I’m an engineer. I don’t have time for a boyfriend, but a talking frog……that’s cool.”
I'm thinking about switching roles from a plant engineer at a nuclear power plant to a Probablistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Engineer at a PRA firm and am hoping to get some advice on if it's a smart career move. My current position as a plant engineer is very fun. New and interesting problems every day. Always look forward to going to work. Always trying to improve equipment reliability. I've found that most plant engineers feel the same way.
My question is, do PRA Engineers find the same job satisfaction in their work? It seems like most of them are younger, suggesting there's a pretty high turnover, and, I'm guessing, low job satisfaction.
I just want to make sure I'm not switching into a role that most people burn out in.
He’s 12, instead of laying in his bed watching YouTube or playing video games at 9:47 on Monday night, he’s on the kitchen floor testing out a little motorized race car he just made from scratch.
He’s not great at focusing in school on things that he’s not interested in, but he will spend hours tinkering with this sort of thing.
His room isn’t that big, but we do have some space and other parts of the house, I’m wondering how I can maximize his space and what sort of materials and tools I can buy him to let this interest blossom.
I have a specific client who consistently sends me poorly recorded acoustic songs to mix/master for him. The songs are always sent to me in a state where even if I made the best mix possible, it would still end up sounding like garbage. This is due to:
My question is, should I be seeking to fix all these issues for the client? I have no problem doing some Melodyne for vocals, but chopping the audio so that everything is in time is extremely time consuming. I spend most of my time fixing his recordings to make everything sound as perfect as I can before I can even start the mixing process. Logically, I feel like I'm doing way too much for this client; but realistically, I feel like the blame would be on me if I sent him a final mix that has so many flaws.
I've told him countless times that the better his recordings... keep reading on reddit ➡
Here’s a fun one from the time I was a student tech at $University.
This particular story happens while I was working a late night Friday shift alone at the student help desk. These shifts were great because nothing really ever happened - I’d just play Fallout 3 or whatever and help maybe one person the entire 4 hour shift.
Well, sometimes you don’t always get a great one person to help.
The computer lab was pretty much empty. Two students and one older lady (probably in her 50’s or 60’s) who I haven’t seen here before. This set off some bells because this is a student-only lab, but alumni can buy annual access, so I left well enough alone. But sure enough, she eventually walks in.
Lady: I’d like to print something.
Me: Sure thing, did you send it to (School)Print yet?
Lady: Yeah, but my card isn’t working when I swipe.
Me: Oh that’s no problem, just sign in over here and we can kick it off remotely.
Lady: Oh, well...it’s my son’s account, and you know...smiles.
I'm a 24 year old mechanical engineer working in a mill environment. I'm finding it hard to find common ground/make friends with my co-workers here at the mill.
I find the majority of my co-workers are 55+ years old. Their interests are typically guns, hunting, fishing, mudding, blowing money on trucks they can't afford, drinking, donald trump, and complaining about their wives.
I on the other hand am basically everything these people hate. I drive a fuel efficient foreign car, vote democrat/libertarian, good with computers, enjoy video games, cooking, working out, traveling, photography, and reddit.
What's the secret to getting along and making friends when there's obviously a huge generational gap? I don't know a damn thing about guns or hunting, and the same is true for them if I talk about video games or reddit.
I believe i'm liked by my co-workers, but often time's i'm left out in conversations because I share no common interests. I feel this will eventually lead to lost oppor... keep reading on reddit ➡
Periodically, I run a free course on Python for Network Engineers. The next course starts this Tuesday.
This course is aimed at Network Engineers that want to learn Python. It covers Python fundamentals, but using exercises and examples that are more relevant to network engineers. That being said the course is definitely oriented towards beginners (from a Python programming perspective).
The week-by-week schedule for the course is as follows:
Week1 - Why Python, the Python Interpreter Shell, and Strings
Week2 - Numbers, Files, Lists, and Linters
Week3 - Conditionals and Loops
Week4 - Dictionaries, Exceptions, and Regular Expressions
Week5 - Functions and the Python Debugger
Week6 - Netmiko Basics
Week7 - Jinja2 Basics, Introduction to YAML and JSON, Complex Data Structures
Week8 - Libraries, Package Installation, and Virtual Environments
The course is taught using Python3.
The course format is a lesson a week for eight weeks. The lessons are all delivered via emai... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Do employers expect entry-level SWE’s to be great at DS and A, design patterns, OOP, etc? I’d love some advice. Graduating with a CS degree in May
Also, when do graduates usually start looking for post-grad entry-level jobs?? Is now too soon?
I don't want to violate any of Reddit's doxxing rules, so I'm not going to post anything here, but this information is easy to find if you Google it.
One of men has updated his LinkedIn saying that he no longer works for General Motors and is searching for a new job. The other man has deleted his LinkedIn and other social media sites, but he's probably no longer working for GM either.
Why did so many people think that anything else would happen?
I just recently moved into a tech lead position and I am struggling with some of the newer personnel. We have 1 or 2 newly graduated engineers that are very enthusiastic to dive in but from my perspective, they are lacking in some key specialized skills. This is completely expected with anyone new coming in. In general we dont expect much productivity out of new grads for 6-12 months until they understand our tools, methods and projects. I have been working with them on training and providing them with reading materials to start filling the gaps. Right now, I am working to send them to some developmental courses to help fill these gaps as well. Overall with the new guys, I am facing 2 major problems.
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In what seems like a lifetime ago, when I first got out of the Military, I started a job with a thermocouple manufacturer to work in the service department to work on instruments sold to companies that needed to monitor the temperature of equipment ranging from industrial machinery to fast food grills and deep friers. On my first day of work the head of the engineering department who would be my manager took me on a tour to meet the engineering folk and the manufacturing people.
Our cast is the bright eyed technician (me), Chuck the head of engineering and Dick an all too full of himself engineer.
Dick was troubleshooting units of a brand new design (his creation) that failed right off the assembly line. As Chuck and I walked up I could see Dick scratching his head. He had 3 oscilloscopes hooked up checking different points on the units motherboard.
Chuck introduced me to Dick who clearly looked down on me from the start. He didn't care much for military folk. Anyway here is... keep reading on reddit ➡
Would like to hear from those who are nomadic that work in a field other than software development. Personally, I’m a banker. What do you do for work?
All the time on this subreddit I see posts of advice and and questions that only relate to the specific career of software engineering/software development. I hear that studying computer science leads to a diverse array of jobs.
Yet from what I'm getting here, it seems like software engineering is the no-brainer choice for a computer science student such as myself to pursue, mainly because of pay. Besides....this is CScareerquestions, not necessarily softwareengineeringcareerquestions.
So, I'm curious,
If anyone is interested in joining the FE/PE Discord study group, here's the link! We have Dr. Girum S. Urgessa who's a PE and the author of the PE/FE Civil Practice book in the server who will answer any PE/FE practice problems every night. We also have Zach Stone, PE who is the author of the Electrical Engineering Power PE review course is also in the server as well! Come join us for the group study, networking and socializing! Good luck.