Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Everyday is a new one. I work with a man named Peter. He's a pleasure to work with, positive attitude, knows what he's talking about, and a mechanical Engineer since the 70's. I just found this out, he's only working here because he's going to his daughters college graduation in Europe, so is filling the time between jobs. Well, I'm aspiring to be in the same trade as him so I felt the time was oppurtune to probe his mind on that particular industry. Long story short he told me as a mechanical engineer it is tough. If you are working for Boeing and they don't get that Gov contract...kiss your job goodbye. He did however mention that his wife who is a civil engineer has held a steady job for years. Peter told me that the civil engineering world is where it's at. So I have been thinking of this all night. Civil engineering? What do you think?

3 comments:

Kelsey said...

Civil engineering doesn't sound half bad to me. But I would say they're both probably good jobs, so be sure to choose the one you will have the most motivation for. Also, she's graduating in Europe?! I'd like to go there.

Facelessghost said...

I was actually a civil engineering major (for even less time than I was in mechanical engineering). It's a good career, so you may want to take an introductory class and see how you like it. You should also give Mark a call.

Abominable's Main Squeeze said...

I think you would probably enjoy civil engineering. I think that you have some very good advice from your sis and bro. I agree.