"Engineers have no Life" Hey young people. When I was at university and came across that phrase, I thought what could be a better life than an engineer. He is doing what he likes best at his profession. Sad, I had little grasp of the reality of an engineer's life that time. Well, I work in semiconductor industry and IT IS BLOODY TIRING !!! I work 8hrs + 1hrs extra in my office (some guy works 8hrs + 5hrs extra) 5 days a week. I dont have any lunch hour. I just rush out to grab a subway and rush back to my seat. Apart from this, everybody I talked with including me, work the whole night and Saturday/Sunday using remote login. Some might say you dont have to work so much. But they are not in my boots. We have time-limited schedule of work and it follows that you have to work all the time just to meet the schedule. If you dont you will get a lazy slacker vibe thrown at you. It may be invisible but you will feel it. And the problem complicates when you are in a field which is not your expertise (often you'll find you have to do what the company thinks you need to do and NOT what you can do best). You have to overwork and you wont love the work either. So let it be a warning to you about what your life will become (8hrs + 3hrs avg. + commutation time + housekeeping) IF all or some of the above happens to you. ------ Disclaimer: All the above are my personal ideas and thoughts and not endorsed by my company in any ways.