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From: "N. Coesel"
Subject: Re: what is so great about design job?
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 19:18:42 +0100
Organization: Planet Internet
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> 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
> to a Pro with 15 years of experience he says he is fed up with tough work
> and sometimes bored
Most problems with deadlines are caused by bad planning and bad plan making.
Many start to draw a diagram instead of really _designing_ something first.
Putting the specs on a list and use this as a check list is a first start.
It depends on yourself also. Over the past years I've learned that something
is finished when it's done. No sooner no later. I don't worry about
deadlines. That's my boss's problem. For me worrying about deadlines is like
chewing bubblegum to solve a algebra equation. Worrying about deadlines
won't help to get the job done faster.
> 2)teamwork can be stressful (big egoes, someone to blame when things go
> wrong, hard to get noticed..)
Where I work, the software boys always get the credit when a product is
finished because they are the last in the chain. It depends mostly on your
boss though. A good boss knows that everyone in his company is equally
important to get the job done.
> 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
> sales jobs generally pay better?
Over here a design designer isn't paid very well. A good system
administrator can get a higher salary than a design engineer. But there is
nothing more rewarding than designing something which is actually sold/used
in large quantities or is very important.
I've been a system administrator for a while, but I got really bored.
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