Satan's Dumptruck Driver: fanbladesaresharp: vudukungfu: I was thinking, You go, girl. The entire time I watched that.I have a lady friend that is going to quit her job repairing Hospital equipment (Mechanical Engineer) and build battle bots one of these days.Why not keep the job AND design bots? What part of the job is burning her out?Being an engineer.At my last job, cooking dinner was the most creative thing that I did during the week. The job (95% people, politics, meetings, ppt) was so tedious and frustrating that I had no energy at the end of the day.Large aerospace and infrastructure companies in particular have "evolved" their processes such that they no longer need good engineers. They just need average engineers-- generic engineers who are easy to manage and interchange. Any time you read or hear a potential employer say "we hire the best and brightest," RUN! Because no company that is technically competitive needs to say that to attract highly qualified applicants.It's like a restaurant printing "a classy place to eat" on the menu.
zimbomba63: You can do this without a Masters in Puppetry? I didn't think a mere Engineering degree would give you the chops to make it as a puppeteer.
Far Cough: Most engineers do it full time already./yes I know someone else posted it/who attends such a show
mr_fulano: But now she's ready to embrace a new career, explaining: "I finally convinced my father these were completely translatable skills to puppetry."As I consulting engineer I would concur. The further up your client's backside you can get your arm the better.
JuggleGeek: I'm really curious how she ended up in the commercial and how that came about.I suspect that Google paid her quite a bit to do it. After all, they are paying around $4Million for 30 seconds of TV time, and when you're doing that, you're usually going to be willing to spend a bit of money on making sure that commercial is exactly what you want. (A lesson that perhaps Subway should look into.)She may have made enough shooting that commercial to make up for a year worth of pay as an engineer, plus she got a ton of advertising for her new company. I have my doubts about whether it will actually be successful, but that's bound to increase her odds quite a bit. And if it doesn't work, then the knowledge she had before is still there, she can probably go back to work as an engineer.Good luck, puppet lady!
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