In college I didn't know what I wanted to do. It's called learning. The guy above him is an engineer. Engineering as a whole is not the best choice, one might go for hotel management or fashion designing! My grandmother worked in a school cafeteria. My mother taught second grade. After serving tables for 7 years, I got my first auditing job. The next guy up is the VP of the plant. There will be good jobs available. I was so excited to get my first “real” job as everyone … I … So that got imprinted in my mind and I figured … Keep Your "I Hate My Job" Thoughts to Yourself . Nearly two decades ago, I resolved to enter public education, too, but with plans to rise even higher. Perhaps, if people are looking for lack of girls as a reason for hating being a mechanical engineer. My manager is an engineer. My friends and father all said to just get an accounting degree. I never signed up to be a printer technician and would feel my blood boil every time I saw a support request come through that said, "My printers stopped printing!" I studied Civil Engineering in University but realized only after the 3rd year that I hate the job that comes with it but I figured it was too late to change now and my family kept telling me how it gets good money and stable job and that no one really likes their job anyway. HUGE mistake. There’s a lot I dislike about my degree and many students hate theirs. I get a surprising number of emails from career programmers who have spent some time in the profession and eventually decided it just isn't for them. First: no, you are not a failure, and none of what you have encountered is failure. However, the job became too stressful and Joe retired from his engineering career to become a stay-at-home dad/blogger at 38. If you do hate your job, keep it to yourself and your family or close friends. Don't blast it out to the world on social media; the more you broadcast your distaste, the more likely it is that the wrong person will come across your complaints and share them with co-workers, … He spent 16 years working in computer design and enjoyed the technical work immensely. So I got a bachelor's and master's degree in it. I think my job is awesome, and there are plenty more engineering jobs out there that are just as exciting. I was in containment today supervising fuel assembly offload from the reactor. At least, it's better than my Spanish, particularly at the end of a long shift. Your English is fine, you don't have to apologize for it. a blog by Jeff Atwood on programming and human factors. Joe started Retire by 40 in 2010 to figure out how to retire early. 29 Apr 2013 So You Don't Want to be a Programmer After All. Hate is a very extreme word. Startup Life I Left My Corporate Job--and These 8 Things Became Clear Here's how to enjoy the astonishing benefits of leaving corporate life, without leaving it (if you don't want to). His manager is an engineer.