After years of career in the construction industry, I'm still glad I had chosen Civil Engineering. How about you? Are you happy with your career path?
- 13/08/2017 #4Lada 🏡 Prkic#3 Yes, I love engineering, and you are one of only a few people on beBee with whom I can talk about it. Thank you for that.Reply
I love my job, but my life is not only about the work I do. There is much more than that, as you nicely said.
I always try to do my work the best I can because a job well done makes me feel good. Although we should work to live, and not vice versa, to be satisfied with our job is also important. Being happy with life and work is my mantra. :-)
- 13/08/2017 #3Phil Friedman#2 Lada, what I've learned is that life is too short to spend most of it at a job or in work that you don't enjoy (most of the time, that is, as all work involves tension and anxiety at times). For me, the important thing is to recognize that all gainful employment is honorable and that however you choose to earn a living, putting out your best effort entitles you to a large measure of self-respect. As I move around in the world day-to-day with my daughters,Reply
I always try to point out to them that some people, no matter how "menial" the job they are doing, can do their work in a way that makes those they touch both feel good and respect them. While others, irrespective of their favored position in life, are just downers and duds.
I like to talk engineering with you because you clearly love engineering. Cheers!
- 13/08/2017 #2Lada 🏡 PrkicUnlike the post picture, my career path is almost linear with no detours. I admire people like @Phil Friedman who had very interesting life and career path on which he's worn numerous hats, as he said in one of his latest posts.Reply
And I'm sure he still enjoys the ongoing journey on his path.