6 responses to “Engineering with attitude”

  1. Engineering with attitude « FCIWYPSC

    […] Tags: engineerblogs, engineerblogs.org trackback Today’s post is over at EngineerBlogs, where I discuss the behaviors that are okay in engineering…but not other places. Share […]

  2. Carmen Parisi

    I think I do an okay job standing up for myself and debating while at work but I’m often told I’m “rude” when hanging out with non-engineers. I always try to go with the flow and (usually) never intend to be rude but it seems like once and a while I have a hard time switching gears. I think what gives off the wrong impression is my tendency to ask for proof constantly, asking why all the time, and trying to turn little things into a debate to find some “optimal” solution. Good qualities to have at work, not at a party.

  3. Glen Cooper

    Great post and one quite pertinent. Currently I am trying not to be confrontational in a few LinkedIn discussions with other engineers. It’s proving difficult, since ‘put downs’ have crept in.

    Engineers are passionate. It’s a pity that this trade mark passion is not used to its full effect to get collaboration of and running… that’s another story though.

  4. Nicoleandmaggie

    If you think engineers are bad, then you’ve never been around economists!

  5. merzak

    :));it is really amazing to fight that engineer has value :));to be or not to be and the algorithm of “to be”

  6. Sabena Stone

    In my experience engineers have been respectful and reasonably polite. In only a few cases did people show attitude. I think that the general means of treating people reflects the attitude of management. If the management shows a lot of attitude, then it creeps into the everyday working environment. Usually the ones who yell the loudest are the less intelligent.