• @Forester
    link
    fedilink
    English
    13
    edit-2
    4 months ago

    For structural analysts it’s very important.

    • @[email protected]
      link
      fedilink
      English
      27
      edit-2
      4 months ago

      I think the joke is you don’t understand enough physics to make that your gig, so you go engineering as the backup plan. Source: am IT, we’re everyone’s backup plan when their initial goals fall through

      • @Forester
        link
        fedilink
        English
        194 months ago

        As a former engineering student who now works in IT… I resent your comment.

        • @[email protected]
          link
          fedilink
          English
          104 months ago

          About to graduate in physics and I’ve definitely scrolled through IT job postings when anxious about not getting a PhD position

          • @[email protected]
            link
            fedilink
            English
            94 months ago

            Don’t worry, when IT students get those moments they look at construction ads. It’s turtles all the way down.

            • @[email protected]
              link
              fedilink
              English
              24 months ago

              And when us constructing workers get those moments we say fuck!, but at least we don’t have student loans to pay off.

          • @[email protected]
            link
            fedilink
            English
            54 months ago

            i didn’t get a degree until I was almost thirty, from an online college at that. I’m a complete idiot and somehow earning a bit over $200k a year in the Midwest at forty years old. Sometimes I have to meet with people and I’m like man, just let me back in my hole, wtf am I doing here, I can barely understand what these people are talking about let alone process any of the shit they are saying. I talk, ask questions, sometimes get answers I can understand but always make an idiot out of myself but I keep talking. Everyone says it’s better to keep your mouth shut and be assumed to be an idiot instead of opening your mouth and removing all doubt but I swear I’ve made a career out of being an idiot. If it wasn’t for IT I would be cleaning shit off guys dicks in a brothel somewhere to feed myself.

            • @[email protected]
              link
              fedilink
              English
              34 months ago

              In my experience so far asking the question instead of just fucking everything up by guessing is a huge reason why you get paid what you get paid.

        • @[email protected]
          link
          fedilink
          English
          34 months ago

          Just graduated from college in IT, I know a thing or two because I’ve seen a thing or two. I originally wanted to do creative communications but couldn’t get past the entrance exam.

      • @[email protected]
        link
        fedilink
        English
        84 months ago

        I have worked with guys who got physics undergrad and mech E masters. They are both awful engineers who don’t really get it. I take this joke too personally because I know it’s bs from experience.

        • HobbitFoot
          link
          fedilink
          English
          44 months ago

          The absolute worst is when those kinds of engineers graduate but are incapable of thinking about the problems they are designing solutions for.