(Found on Adafruit Blog)
The Atlantic Magazine did an inspiring piece about jobs; an Encyclopedia about what people who do those jobs want others to know about their jobs. An engineer got “E” and he writes:
E is for Engineer
“I wish children could understand how much fun I have.”
I am an engineer. Most people are scientifically and mathematically illiterate. Consequently, most people cannot fathom how much pleasure and delight I derive from my work. Of course I am also lucky to have a great job with great coworkers. But the pleasure of analyzing, say, the overall efficiency of a combined heat and power facility is hard to describe.
Well, this is partially true. My wife actually gets irritated that I never mind going to work. She does not feel exactly the same about her job.
I also wish children could understand how much fun I have. Because we need more engineers in this country for sure if we hope to remain globally competitive.
We could not have said it better!