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engineering as career as oppose to other professions

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zilcha, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. zilcha

    zilcha Registered Member

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    I believe there are a lot of engineers in this forum

    Hence I wonder what do you people think of engineering as a career in terms of salary,welfare,benefits,appreciation?

    I got to know that the general public mostly don't know what engineers do hence engineers are not respected as much as a dr or lawyer

    thoughts?
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  2. secretboy08

    secretboy08 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i am in it,but regret it.(i'm doing well in IM)
    at present the worst hit due to recession but job market is picking up,so we will be in demand.
    the salaries in my country are moderate but the scope to climb through the hierarchy is huge.
     
  3. billrolls

    billrolls BANNED BANNED

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    BHW...can you start a masters degree in advanced cutting edge blackhat marketing?
     
  4. w84it

    w84it Regular Member

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    as far as I know you need JR VIP to obtain the masters degree of BH IM
     
  5. tony-raymondo

    tony-raymondo Junior Member

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    Engineer = work with dorks in cubicles all day
    Doctors = highest suicide rate of any profession - people dying and getting sick all around you
    Lawyers = work with douche bags and bureaucrats and divorced people all day

    If you master MMO = own one laptop, travel the world, be your own boss, make more money than all 3 above
     
  6. zilcha

    zilcha Registered Member

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    I don't think I'm cut to do fulltime I'm

    I mean,life is not everything about money isn't it?

    How to achieve a balance lifestyle if your an engineer then
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  7. zilcha

    zilcha Registered Member

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    Maybe you'll get the respect from people in the industry but not general public
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  8. seosutra

    seosutra Regular Member

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    In my country, Engineers get paid 200USD as 1 month salary ( You can whip 10hrs of daily work, 6 days a week ). Engineering degree has kinda become fancy word here and ppl are doing it with the herd mentality.

    I am sad that most pick engineering thinking its lucrative and give up creative fields ( which I feel will make more money if sincere) !!

    BTW -- to be in BHW and excel - I am assured now it takes more IQ than Engineering -- Math + Marketing + Trend Analysis + RelationShip + and many more ! So I respect my fellow members here than any stupid jst wannabe done that engineer !
     
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  9. tygrus

    tygrus Supreme Member

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    I am a trained engineer, I mean former engineer. I just retired a few months ago at the age of 40. I have a side business venture (not IM) that set me up nicely and was able to exit the profession to do more of what I wanted, like travel and be at home with my family.

    Engineering is a good career, money wise and work wise. Seems they are always in demand, however, the work can become very tedious and boring, lots of problems become long term frustrations, stress, being stuck behind a desk for 10 hours a day, endless meetings, email, etc. wearing a shirt and tie, etc. There are lots of negatives in my opinion.

    If you are the type of person that has to have job security and are not a risk taker or into running your own deal or having the freedom from it, then some career like engineering is for you. If you aren't any of those things, you will hate it.

    Read my other post if you want to know more.

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/106720-i-quit-my-job-today-retired-my-profession.html
     
  10. jonnyquest

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    No Shit..$200 per month...I don't care where you live in the world how can $200 cover any expenses...
     
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    I think one of the main reasons people are attracted to IM is not so much the lure of "easy money", but because when done properly, your websites and marketing campaigns will be making enough money for you so that you won't lose 8 to 12 hours a day, Monday through Friday, (or Saturday, or Sunday,) just trying to pay the bills and thus have the time to pursue whatever you want, just because you want to do it.
     
  12. zilcha

    zilcha Registered Member

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    Thanks for sharing your story
    Hopefully the world will get better

    For me I'm just trying to live a decent life but nowdays such things almost no longer existed

    Sad...
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  13. wgn_white

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    At the moment I'm taking degree in Civil and Construction Engineering.
    I don't know whether I will be a good engineer in that field because I'm so attached to IM.
    I want to change course to commerce but something holding me back.
    There's a lot of jobless commerce graduates in my country.
    Engineering, maybe I will work for several years...
    This profession is not my real interest.
    My ambition was to become a pilot regardless how much they get paid. But unfortunately I can't make it because my eyes... I am short sighted... *sigh*
    The second thing I don't care how much we get paid is IM.
    But if I can buy fancy car with online income, I can big talk then! :p
     
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    I think somewhere around 2 Billion people live on less than $2 a day, and a good percentage of them live (well, I don't know if live is the word I should use) on less than $1 a day.

    What's interesting is I bet a lot of the $X/day people, as long as there basic needs of food, water, and relative safety are met, are probably a lot happier than a lot of millionaires.
     
  15. ukescuba

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    i work far more hours than i ever did in engineering but thats my own choice, but i also love what i do with a passion and now earn far more with internet marketing/web development/seo than i ever did in engineering! :)

    saying that i also take off more time, and enjoy myself far more too! :)

    i had to some an amazing position in an engineering company earning great $$$, great perks, etc acting as a consultant all over Europe and the US i was a mechanical engineer in Fire Protection, ask any of my friends i love fire!!! hahaha So was lucky enough not to be stuck in a cubicle all the time - but after 12 years it came to a point when i realized it wasnt meant for me! i think once you get into engineering and start earning good money as a consultant it can become very difficult to get out of that so called lifestyle... to me for the longest time i was miserable and felt relatively trapped... but damn you might like that kinda thing...

    but for me i cant think of anything better than being your own boss and running your own successful company! :)

    good luck whatever your decision! ;)
     
  16. zilcha

    zilcha Registered Member

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    Any mechatronics engineer here?
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