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Problem because of mechanical engineering :S :S

  1. Feb 17, 2010 #1
    hello friends
    iam a mechanical engineer graduated at 2007 and i am working in maintenance section in a big company @ work i always dealling with gears bearings mechanical elements
    u know i have spent my studies dealling with fluid power , fluid mechanics and thermal engineering i come to work in here with this boring stuff
    i cant find the difference between myself and technicians this jobs need very strong body to pull and exert mechanical efforts
    may be everything in maintenance becomes by the excperience not depending on technical informations i dont know how to find myself
    and all the books i have red in this working period were talking about fluid power , fluid mechanics, aero-dynamics i dont have the urge to read about my work stuff ?/
    additionally my colleges at work they find some gear trains are intereisting although this gears may be simple two spur gear i dont know why the feel happy with those gears ???
    but for your information guys i am clever mechanical engineer i have accomplished many solutions for many problems i just want to find my peace of mind ??
    and after the international economical crisis i didnt find any alternative job for this so i think i still have time to work in this branch i dont know what to do
    so please anyone help me !!!1
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  3. Feb 17, 2010 #2
    Sounds to me like you need to change jobs.

    Regardless of the economical crisis, you should be able to find a job, if your clever enough. :smile:

    Rework your resume and try again.

    If you want to change jobs bad enough then you will find a new job.

    PS: I hope you didn't use that IM garbage speak on your resume! So don't use it here either.

  4. Feb 17, 2010 #3
    you know i have modified a complicated hydraulic circuit cancelling many valves to make it simpler
  5. Feb 17, 2010 #4
    but i am feeling that i am loosing my hopes and wishs i lost my ambition i dont know what to do
  6. Feb 17, 2010 #5
    What does that have to do with anything? Who cares. That belongs on your resume not in this post. No one here is going to hire you with a reply to that.

    Don't get hung up on your personal accomplishments. Modesty will take you far in life, bragging will take you know where.

    Tough it out until you find another job. There are many companies hiring, use a contracting agency if you need to.

    See what bragging does. :wink:

  7. Feb 17, 2010 #6
    you know i have modified a complicated hydraulic circuit cancelling many valves to make it simpler
    this is not written in my cv its just for you
    and i am not bragging i have red many books solved many problems in work . i think i am a clever engineer :)
  8. Feb 17, 2010 #7
    can you read my first post again and help me in my problems you seem to be expert in engineering
  9. Feb 17, 2010 #8
    Sure, I can read it again. It basically states that you are a well qualified engineer, unhappy with your current work position and feel that you cannot find another job because of the economic crisis.

    I am simply stating that you can either:

    1. Find a new job ASAP in another field that you feel challenges you.
    2. Tough it out for a while until the economic crisis ends and then find a new job.

    The other stuff was just advice. If I hated my job, I would do everything in my power to find a new one as fast as possible.

    In my experience I have found it very annoying to hear someone brag or find ways to constantly remind others of their accomplishments. That is just my advice to you to not take that path in your career. Modesty, will make you a much better person to work with.:smile:

    I don't know what would give you that idea.

    Remember, I am only trying to help you out.

  10. Feb 17, 2010 #9
    thanx matt
    you know i am still 25 years old and this is my first job i just wanna to be unique u know sometimes i was studyin the dynamics of an aerofoil very advanced fluid mechanics and more , but people around me sometimes frustrate me by saying " aerodoil it doesnt matter "
    u know older people at work in this co are lazy doing routinely tasks , also they always talk about their acvhievments i dont know why
    can you tell me how to keep myself away from them to prevent them from changing my basics and thougths
  11. Feb 17, 2010 #10
    Maxx, you're 25 and work a professional job. Learn how to type in proper English. Good Lord.
  12. Feb 18, 2010 #11
    I understand how you feel max. And I've found many that feel the same. If I am not mistaken (I easily could) you want to be the best and really find something challenging to make a difference in. And all of a sudden you find yourself in a job that you find terminally boring, and yet at the same time your peers seem quite content with it, and that is disturbing to you in x^n number of ways. Then you start wondering if it's going to be the same left right and center, and everywhere you go. If you've lost the momentum you needed and will never get it back.

    To that end I recommend you watch the winter games. I know it has nothing to do with engineering, but in fact I think sports have a lot to do with everything, so here it goes. An athlete trains the hardest to be the best, and he exposes himself publicly for the sake of a medal. But in the end there is only one gold medal. The true stouthearted athlete is not the one that wins gold, but the one that messes it up bad, and has to wait another 4 years for a chance for that gold. Did you see Jacobellis compete? Do you have any idea what that effort entails? Heartbreaking. And THAT is sportsmanship.
  13. Feb 20, 2010 #12
    thanks dude you have covered everything i wanted to say
    but just a last question
    how can i keep my momentum ??
  14. Feb 20, 2010 #13
    Sometimes you can't. That's how serious it is.

    Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out of mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important.
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