I regret ever going to college.
I feel ya. I got my degree in English so I knew the pickins were slim....but civil engineering...i feel like they tell us to major in something useful, so we'll be able to find steady jobs, then when we do, all the stable jobs are gone and people are like "what you didn't know that this is the shittiest year for *suchandsuchjobs*?" You expected that degree to pay for itself?? Well you're worthless and full of this imaginary sense of entitlement. Go get a job you jobless hunk of flesh and stop living on the taxpayers dime"
This world we live in, sometimes it is teh suck.
I was waiting for my wife outside a store yesterday when a fat couple, in their 30s/40s came out, got into their car in the handicapped spot, pulled out and, I shit you not, pulled no more than 100 feet down into another handicapped spot to go into Subway. Really?
I don't have my PE, I'm only an EIT. I've been trying to crossover to other lines of work. No go. I'm over educated, and underexperienced.
I realize that wanting a job may be a sense of entitlement. I don't want the world to wait on me hand and foot. Matter of fact, I hate that idea; it brings to mind spoiled rich kids that feel the world owes them something because of who Daddy is. I just want a chance to work for a living and keep the damn job.
Quelsen- I've tried changing what my definition of work is. It doesn't hafta use my degree, if I can follow another passion. I've tried answering "can you" with "yes." That was how I got with the enviro firm. I've tried looking outside my area of expertise. They want experience or 60 hr weeks.
"No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
My Primal Battle Tome
Naiad, time to setup your own shop and do work as an independent contractor/find your own clients?
Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
Starting Weight: 294 pounds
Current Weight: 235 pounds
Goal Weight: 195 pounds
she can't; she's an EIT. afaik, she HAS to work under the authority of a licensed engineer. naiad, it's a short-term thing, right? you have to work "X" number of years, then apply for the state license, then you can work for yourself?
my primal journal:
I don't know that it would work for you NaiadKnight- I expect engineering is pretty picky about real qualifications- but maybe it might help someone else to think about?