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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrow23E View Post
    I'm an engineer, and the degree is completely overrated. Like you mentioned- it just means I can do a bunch of math. They don't teach you any real life skills. I worked with many technicians who had 30-40 years experience in their fields and knew their equipment like the back of their hand. They didn't get promoted because they don't have the degree. Then the young engineers come straight out of school and are put in charge without understanding anything about how the equipment works.
    IMO...

    Part of the problem here...
    Might be sales oriented: Customer likes the idea of an engineer in charge... regardless of whether it actually gives the customer any value.

    Oh yeah... that forgotten friend named: Common Sense...
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    The other day, I was troubleshooting my dad's (my dad is a recovering engineer) riding mower and getting to the fuse was a chore. I muttered "dam engineers." He laughed.

    Nothing brings people closer together than Ohm's Law.


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    Now that's funny. I like that one !!


    Quote Originally Posted by rcstl View Post
    The other day, I was troubleshooting my dad's (my dad is a recovering engineer) riding mower and getting to the fuse was a chore. I muttered "dam engineers." He laughed.

    Nothing brings people closer together than Ohm's Law.
    If you were a real tech, you'd solder a relay on that board and call it good to go.

    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Now that's funny. I like that one !!
    Yeah, sometimes I crack me up. corn just rolls his eyes.

    But it is true, most of our work is the electronics.


    If thinking was easy,
    everyone would do it!


    The genius of the United States Constitution - when it frustrates the government, you know it is working. Truly, a timeless quote!

    RIP Mr. Gizmo; end of watch 10/27/16. I will never forget this furball.

    hvac_marc said "it's actually 90 right now in this shaded area of satan's butthole."

    “Don't believe signature quotes.” - George Washington

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    I agree with Arrow23E. I am an engineer as well, and I work with too many that have no clue how reality works. Engineers should have to spend time fabricating, assembling, installing, and working on the products/systems they design before they ever get to design them. Engineers of "today" are usually not the same "breed" of engineer that came out of college in the 40s-50s. Now, the degree is largely overrated, and it is usually just checking a box for someone to hire you.

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