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Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2002 17:24:44 +0100
From: Rene Tschaggelar
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Subject: Re: what is so great about design job?
Your comments may suit to any other job too.
While marketing jobs may pay better, they're also
And we don't need the sales guys telling us their
product is the greatest, we know that before they even
open the door.
You shouldn't be too concerned about the direction you
take after graduation. You'll change the direction soon
and often enough.
The pay is fixed due to some ideas of your employer
and you may have to adjust the output.
If the context is interesting, you may start a little
project of your own ...
> I am about to graduate soon and I am thinking about a VLSI design job and
> many of my colleagues also want design jobs. Myself I am not sure on that
> since I dont see the field so attractive:
> 1)there is lot of pressure -you often run into problems and bugs hard to
> solve while struggling to keep the deadlines; I had a chance to talk to talk
> to a Pro with 15 years of experience he says he is fed up with tough work
> and sometimes bored
> 2)teamwork can be stressful (big egoes, someone to blame when things go
> wrong, hard to get noticed..)
> 3)Slim chance for excellent salaries if you are not a top 3% candidate- to
> make it to management you probably need a PhD;Also I wonder if marketing or
> sales jobs generally pay better?
> I feel if I get into design I should work on smth that is suitable for
> technical support or sales for example design of electronics for
> instrumentation equipment or Power sources design
> Any comments especially from the design veterans who could point the traits
> an engineer needs to be good in design, highly appreciated
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