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  • I was laid off and haven't found SIMILAR work yet

    6 3.85%
  • I was laid off and found a new job in the same industry

    11 7.05%
  • I was laid off and found a new job/career in a different industry

    9 5.77%
  • I'm still plugging along with the same company I've always been with

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  • I quit my job and went elsewhere

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  • We're all fucked

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    The only thing that's a bigger circle jerk than APEGA is the ring thing. Some locations (or camps or w/e) don't even let people without a ring view the ceremony

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    The only thing that's a bigger circle jerk than APEGA is the ring thing. Some locations (or camps or w/e) don't even let people without a ring view the ceremony
    How-I-Met-Your-Mother-The-Broath-Season-7-Episode-19-3.jpg

    Sneak photo from inside a real Iron Ring Ceremony
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
    Originally posted by Toma
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    Quote Originally Posted by thinmyster View Post
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    I stopped paying for my Geo.I.T designation out of spite last year. Should I get on my hands and knees and beg to be let back in?
    F those guys, seriously. They called me because I stopped paying and had "Wellsite Geologist" on my LinkedIn, threatening there could be fines if I didn't pay my fees or change my title.

    But yeah apparently if your company doesn't care, I wouldn't pay. I still pay because I cannot risk that even being a factor to not being hired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarphreak View Post
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    Don't they just give it to you as they let the door hit you on the ass on the way out?

    Thanks for the 100K in tuition and 4 years of your life... here is a ring made from salvage steel from a collapsed bridge


    EDIT: I probably sound bitter because I fucking hate my life right now... fuck school, fuck it right in the ass
    The ring isn't even from that :p
    Just standard stainless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarphreak View Post
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    Don't they just give it to you as they let the door hit you on the ass on the way out?

    Thanks for the 100K in tuition and 4 years of your life... here is a ring made from salvage steel from a collapsed bridge


    EDIT: I probably sound bitter because I fucking hate my life right now... fuck school, fuck it right in the ass
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    That's why I just say I have a 4" dick and lift weights to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarphreak View Post
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    EDIT: I probably sound bitter because I fucking hate my life right now... fuck school, fuck it right in the ass
    I'm pretty bitter about other things, want to complain together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    True Story. I don’t even own a stamp.
    haha I got by without one for 4 years. Next thing I know i get moved to a new role and im stamping stuff left right and center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    How-I-Met-Your-Mother-The-Broath-Season-7-Episode-19-3.jpg

    Sneak photo from inside a real Iron Ring Ceremony
    Actually though, that's right on the money.

    Except in ours instead of a book, they had some old anvil that they struck with a hammer now and then (not kidding).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    Actually though, that's right on the money.

    Except in ours instead of a book, they had some old anvil that they struck with a hammer now and then (not kidding).
    That and there are way too many women in that picture
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
    Originally posted by Toma
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    My company just had to lay-off about 60 skilled labor. Still not the best economy for construction.

    When people wear an iron ring I immediately make an assumption about them and it’s usually bang on haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BavarianBeast View Post
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    When people wear an iron ring I immediately make an assumption about them and it’s usually bang on haha.
    Unfortunately true. But of 20 I know that are terrible, I could say 5 try to ask the right questions and/or know what they're doing quite well.

    Even if you're young with less experience, that doesn't stop you from learning, asking, and not act like you know shit. Seen a few EITs that put some P.Engs with over 20 years experience to shame. But also a lot of shitty EITs too lol.
    Also see a lot of shitty 5-10 year engineers who shouldn't be engineers at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    Unfortunately true. But of 20 I know that are terrible, I could say 5 try to ask the right questions and/or know what they're doing quite well.

    Even if you're young with less experience, that doesn't stop you from learning, asking, and not act like you know shit. Seen a few EITs that put some P.Engs with over 20 years experience to shame. But also a lot of shitty EITs too lol.
    Also see a lot of shitty 5-10 year engineers who shouldn't be engineers at all.
    The problem is that the pinking ring automatically grants people some sort of faux credibility by management and other ring holders. I know quite a few engineers that dont deserve it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike98 View Post
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    The problem is that the pinking ring automatically grants people some sort of faux credibility by management and other ring holders. I know quite a few engineers that dont deserve it at all.
    It's the same with any letters behind your name. Lotsa clueless MBAs out there. I actually find engineers over about 35 are fine. It's the first decade and a bit out of university that most have the awful attitude.

    I've had 10+ co-op, intern and new grad engineers work for me, and only one had a really bad attitude. Most were decent.

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    It's kind of like, you know how all the "less-than-stellar" doctors are "general practitioners"?
    For engineers, a lot are project engineers or something
    All about managing cost and schedule.

    I'm just generalizing of course. There are good project engineers :P
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    People will always find a way to look down on the work and accomplishments of others. Says more about the people doing the judging than those being judged.
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2VR6 View Post
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    haha I got by without one for 4 years. Next thing I know i get moved to a new role and im stamping stuff left right and center.
    Same. Avoided it for years, now I have AB and BC stamps and they sure get used. Just depends on your role.

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    Devon USA to lay off 200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    Unfortunately true. But of 20 I know that are terrible, I could say 5 try to ask the right questions and/or know what they're doing quite well.

    Even if you're young with less experience, that doesn't stop you from learning, asking, and not act like you know shit. Seen a few EITs that put some P.Engs with over 20 years experience to shame. But also a lot of shitty EITs too lol.
    Also see a lot of shitty 5-10 year engineers who shouldn't be engineers at all.
    P.Engs means shit. I have seen a electrical P Eng working with expose live wires and think that's ok.

    In every industry/practice, just because you have a piece of paper doesn't mean you know shit.

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