Anything else just isn't Enterprise enough.

What was other professional fields that you almost become a

working member of?

me: Electronics engineer.  I was in the program for 1.5 years before switching to Computer Science.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 1:13pm
Firefighter. Not kidding you.
Permalink Io 
April 21st, 2017 1:21pm
Ok, firefigher career lasted several months.

After that, tried professional military. Failed the exam, the competition was feirce.

Phisicist (passed the exam but dropped out).

Finally, control sysyems engineer (5 years).

Accountant (3 years).

I tried a few things...
Permalink Io 
April 21st, 2017 1:26pm
"If crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight?"
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 1:27pm
Heh.
Permalink Io 
April 21st, 2017 1:28pm
After that, tried professional military. Failed the exam, the competition was feirce.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

What did you fail on? Shooting? lol
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 1:32pm
Meh. Math & physics. It was the techical military.
Permalink Io 
April 21st, 2017 1:40pm
What did you not like about Accounting?  Sometimes think about leaving IT for Accounting
Permalink Mike 
April 21st, 2017 1:43pm
Accounting
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

If you hate doing your tax return, it won't be working out for you.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 1:48pm
Io, I am surprised that you didn't take advantage of your gypsy knowledge and become a fortune teller or palm reader. ;-)
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 1:49pm
Too much competition. Accounting is much easier than programming and a lot of persons thinking that it's some easy cash cow. Consequently, the field is saturated.

Dunno how you can test there (in the US I suppose) how many people compete for one place at what salary. But here there's a recruiting website where I can see how many people applied for a job.

In accounting, the salary for a senior accountant is close to or slightly above to economy average. In IT it starts at double. And an accountant job had some 2-300 applicants for a single position. While a programmer job had 10x less for top positions.

Accounting is far from the dream job you think of.
Permalink Io 
April 21st, 2017 1:55pm
>> Io, I am surprised that you didn't take advantage of your gypsy knowledge and become a fortune teller or palm reader. ;-)

WildRiver, what do you think is the secret behind my proprietary trading strategies?
Permalink Io 
April 21st, 2017 1:56pm
secret behind your trading techniques? Vodka and some woman that throws pot and pan at you.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 1:57pm
When the pot his your head, it is a buy. If it misses, it is a sell.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 1:57pm
*hit...
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 1:58pm
When both the pot and pan his your head, you have to get out of the market because you need to leave the house for a few hours.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 2:02pm
B-)
Permalink Io 
April 21st, 2017 2:03pm
Wow thanks IO.  Guess the grass isn't greener
Permalink Mike 
April 21st, 2017 2:05pm
Io, so you are the control theory and system engineering guy with EE degree?
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 2:13pm
OK, screw the control engineer field:

As of Mar 2017, the average pay for a Controls Engineer is $73832 annually or $28.69/hr.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 2:15pm
$28.69/hr
^^^^^^^^^

A cheap whore makes more than that. lol
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 2:15pm
I worked as a teacher for a couple years.

Also six months as an industrial chemist. Fuck that!

You want 'professional fields' and not the interesting stuff!
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
April 21st, 2017 2:15pm
industrial chemist like in Breaking Bad?
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 2:16pm
>> Io, so you are the control theory and system engineering guy with EE degree.

Guess so. Control theory is superb if you work at NASA or at least SpaceX. The average control engineer on the other hand is a drooling idiot who pushes switches in a factory or at most manages to write sort of a fop (close enough to for) loop in a PLC.
Permalink Io 
April 21st, 2017 2:35pm
No, it was at a factory that used a lot of chemicals in their  manufacturing process. I lied to get the job, I don't have a degree in chemistry. They only required a BS though, so I gave them BS!
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
April 21st, 2017 3:30pm
That's way cool bro!
Permalink WorldRover 
April 21st, 2017 3:32pm
I'm thinking actuary (with programming minor) would have been a better choice.  The government licensing requirement keeps out the riff-raff and keeps salaries up.
Permalink FSK 
April 21st, 2017 8:15pm
And you can have a great career in Accenture.
Permalink Yoda 
April 26th, 2017 9:33am

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