[SBE] Industry retirement situation
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Mon Mar 17 12:11:41 EDT 2008
It is one thing to be involved in the budgeting process but when all is said
and done, it's up to management, sometimes at the Corporate level, to
approve that budget. Personally, I didn't enter into Engineering to become a
financial diplomat...learning all the personal/people skills necessary to
persuade management to spend money on the technical necessities.
Honestly, if I possessed all those "people" and managerial skills that
others on this reflector suggest, and I enjoyed exercising them, I would be
financially better off in Sales or Operations.
I think we're ignoring the 5 ton white elephant in the room, and that is the
station manager. Until station managers learn to extend themselves and learn
that communications with the engineer requires effort on their part as well,
we will continue to have disgruntled engineers.
Subject: Re: [SBE] Industry retirement situation
Well said, Henry, I know of several situations where management
does not let the Engineer be involved in finances, perhaps because
the Engineer has not demonstrated his competency in that area.
Perhaps because of the feeling that this is not - our - area. In this
day and age, we need to acquire the skills that will permit us to
advance and these are often skill-sets that are non-traditional.
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