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    Willy has a point.

    There was a shift in the 1970s by management in their perception of workers. They started talking in terms of "bodies needed" instead of employees. The idea of promoting from within and training to match the job gave way to hiring people off the street who were able to do the job at hand; no more, no less. While it cut the initial training costs, it was my experience that most of them needed a lot of training anyway to get them acquainted with the company's tools, processes and procedures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattthemuppet View Post
    well at the end of the day when he's done with being a stuntman, he can still potentially get a job as an engineer. .
    I sort of doubt that will be possible. From personal experience: I worked in the electronics world for about 40 years, first as a TV repairman-ham radio op, then as a technician for an electronic firm, a RADAR maintenance SSGT in the AF, various levels of engineering, up to a registered Professional Engineer, and about the last 8 as a "glorified technician". Retired 21 years ago. I could not go back to do ANY sort of engineering in that field today.
    The changes in the last 25 years is so great I hardly recognize any components or even the way they work is a mystery. :-) Maybe, just maybe the mechanical field would be a bit better but I'm not sure. :-)
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    I could go back to any of my past careers, it would simply take a similar effort to that required to get in in the first place.
    If you can't pick up Statement List or Ladder Logic, from never having heard of it, over a weekend when a friend tells you on Friday night that he has a job for you on Monday then the same might not apply to you.
    I've recently independently learned to use CAD/CAM/CNC because I wanted to.
    I guess personal drive comes into the equation, you really can do anything but it can be really hard!
    If you benefit from the Dunning-Kruger Effect you may not even know it ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Hartswick View Post
    I sort of doubt that will be possible. From personal experience: I worked in the electronics world for about 40 years, first as a TV repairman-ham radio op, then as a technician for an electronic firm, a RADAR maintenance SSGT in the AF, various levels of engineering, up to a registered Professional Engineer, and about the last 8 as a "glorified technician". Retired 21 years ago. I could not go back to do ANY sort of engineering in that field today.
    The changes in the last 25 years is so great I hardly recognize any components or even the way they work is a mystery. :-) Maybe, just maybe the mechanical field would be a bit better but I'm not sure. :-)
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    most likely, but it'll be a lot easier than becoming a stuntman after being an engineer for 20 or 30 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
    Sounds like a horrible place to work. Of the 8 high-tech companies I've worked for over the last 28+ years, improving oneself was always encouraged and rewarded. In fact, as I think back, I can't see how any of the companies I've worked for would have succeeded with that type of culture. Did you guys make wrenches or something?
    The companies I worked for were NOT like that. I thought that was obvious from the bit about creating the new jobs that I then did. But, that is what I have seen happening more recently in many companies.

    Another term besides "bodies needed", is "heads down engineering".... "We'll tell you exactly WHAT to do, you just DO it, and don't think outside of what we give you to do." There is a place for "coding monkey" type work, but it is very near to ditch digging in a lot of ways.
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    After reading all the posts about dead end jobs and moving on to bigger and better things.
    I just quit my job and I am becoming a porn star.
    Wish me luck.
    My screen name.....19 millimeter

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-800miner View Post
    After reading all the posts about dead end jobs and moving on to bigger and better things.
    I just quit my job and I am becoming a porn star.
    Wish me luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
    What do gay porn stars make?
    Porn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
    What do gay porn stars make?
    Didn't you allude to the fact you're a millionaire a couple posts back......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
    Didn't you allude to the fact you're a millionaire a couple posts back......
    No, I wish. I'm on food stamps. Luckily the new Nacho Fries from Taco Bell are on the dollar menu.
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