• @AFallingAnvil
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    3 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

      • @[email protected]
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        103 months ago

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

        • @AFallingAnvil
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          83 months ago

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

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            23 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]
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          43 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.

          • @AFallingAnvil
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            33 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.

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        33 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.

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      83 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.

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        43 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.