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t_amos
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« on: December 11, 2009, 11:47:09 AM »

1.   There are at least 10 types of valve.
2.   Theory tells you how a process works, not why it does not work.
3.   Not everything works according to the specs in the databook.
4.   Anything practical you learn will be obsolete before you use it, except the complex math, which you will never use.
5.   Process Engineering is like having an 8 a.m. class and a late afternoon lab every day for the rest of your life.
6.   Overtime pay? What overtime pay?
7.   Managers, not process engineers, rule the world.
8.   Always try to fix the hardware with PLC Controller.
9.   If you like junk food, caffeine and all-nighters, go into PLC programming.
10.   Dilbert is not a comic strip, it's a documentary.
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010, 05:30:45 PM »

That its hard to get dates.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 10:43:58 PM »

1. College is not trade school or job specific training; it's idealized theory.
2. Value experience and those that have it.
3. If they don't like you, your amazing credentials and analytical skills can be replaced.
4. Software programs and equations are tools, not the answer to every problem.
5. Engineering is 10% problem solving and 90% documentation.
6. Networking matters.
7. Don't overanalyze; learn to approximate and move on.
8. Project management skills get noticed and rewarded.
9. Use your time to think, create, and plan; delegate or program tasks a computer can do.
10. Accept you'll have to compromise to get things done.
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