Yes, to the point that I had to retire. I won't get into the gory details, but perhaps my biggest problem was the lack of appreciation for my efforts. It got so bad for me that I said F'it and retired early.For what ever reason, it seems my patience with people is getting less each day. I feel like all I do is watch after a kindergarten of grown adults. It seems my professional life has taken a turn as well. I am a professional engineer in broadcasting. The operators of equipment do not come and get me anymore to fix things. They try to figure it out all on their own and when they do, it is so screwed up, then it takes forever to back track what they have done. Its a mess. Seems for some reason that I do not have the respect like I used to at work. Not sure what brought this about. This also seems to carry over to other things as well. Maybe as I am getting older, my perception of things are changing. The so called millenial crowd has no concept of respect of grownups at all. This also causes conflicts at work. I am wondering do any of you experience the same thing?
Hi Donnie, I have just come across this thread. May I ask the question on a professional level, DTT, DAB, FM, MW or good old fashion hair raising analogue do you or did work on?Thank you ALL for your kind words - right on to everyone,
In TV and Radio Broadcasting, just like JBFord and Charles mentioned: I HAD to be licensed from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), then all that pride (good pride) was taken away when FCC deregulated everything. Now, you can drag ANYONE off the streets and there is zero accountability.
I am NOT an expert on 3D cad, BUT I do 2D cad professionally at my office by keeping up with schematics and drawing documentation on how all the transmitters and radio and TV are laid out. I CANNOT for the life of my get anyone interested in CAD up here where I work. Dang, I remember back when I was about mid 40s, I was eager to learn new things. The people now days are not eager to learn anything. So, in about 1 1/2 to 2 years when I retire, I do not know what is going to happen. Our technical department is literally falling apart as the head office does not see the value of us anymore. This is so depressing to me - I just can deal with it seeing our technical department dissolve right before my eyes. We went from 36 transmitter Engineers down to 3 !!!!!! In 4 to 5 years, all of our tech staff will be gone (retiring) and no one is making any plans to replace. Stupid. I have suggested our leader to go to local community colleges to woo the new kids into this industry. But our pay scale / salary sucks. Oh well, sorry for my little rant. I hope you all won't ban me for complaining ---- LOL
I am very happy to have ship "Engineers" here as this is really what we all are "Ship Engineers"