After everything I’ve written, I figured I might as well share an addendum of all the material I read to get me through the past year and a half.
At long last, allow me to finish this series with the full story behind why I left engineering, and where I plan to go from here.
Corporate engineering brainwashes thousands of new engineers each year into sharing the same perilous perspective. It’s like a cult of Kool-Aid drinkers out here.
How bad is the corporate environment for your health? In this installment of A String of Unfavorable Roles, I tackle that question in depth.
Most people would say engineering is a meritocracy, right? If so, my experience tells me that merit is a misnomer.
If you’ve ever had the chance to work in a cubicle, you know what I’m about to say: cubicles suck. But, there’s always a way out.
When you join an established engineering team, you’ll spend a large portion of your time maintaining legacy systems. Forget all the cool things you learned in school! It’s time to polish some rust.
Popular business literature often depicts ageism as something that only happens to people over 40. In my experience, no one is safe from age discrimination.
Ever been handed work and asked to finish it by some impossible deadline only to be forced to wait on everyone else? If so, welcome to the military mentality.
When engineering is all that is pushed in modern society, you can probably imagine why the field is full of arrogance. I’m here to tell you that engineering isn’t something to get too proud of.