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Discussion in 'Model S' started by chriSharek, Jun 7, 2015.

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What best describes your career field?

  1. I'm in the Engineering Field

    72 vote(s)
    31.9%
  2. I'm a Professional Engineer

    29 vote(s)
    12.8%
  3. I'm in the Sciences

    25 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. I'm more on the business/finance side

    43 vote(s)
    19.0%
  5. I'm something OTHER than those above

    57 vote(s)
    25.2%
  1. chriSharek

    chriSharek Member

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    Some of you may have noticed, I like the poll questions. Fun, easy way to find info without ya'll having to type everything out.

    There have been a number of comments about "being and engineer" on here. Let's find out what our make-up is - and this will be an ANONYMOUS Survey!

    By the way, I'm an environmental engineer.
     
  2. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

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    Why not IT? Or IT management? C-level?
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Because it's a poll from an engineer's POV. There's us, those science guys, those people who make sure our paychecks don't bounce ... and then everyone else. :)
     
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    Ah. I guess us IT guys are relegated to the back of the room again... Just not the sexy department... :crying:
     
  6. S4WRXTTCS

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    Don't like this poll because the OP isn't a REAL engineer.

    He's a Sales guy with an engineer title.

    Everything he does with the Tesla is from a Marketing/Sales perspective.

    He had the balls to purposely out accelerate a cop at a stop light. Most engineers I know don't have balls like that. Marketing/Sales people do because they have inflated ego's.

    He didn't properly test drive the car he bought because he simply wasn't that anal about it.

    It's nothing bad or good about the OP. It's just his nature isn't that of an Engineer.

    He's a little more freestyle; lets have fun and not worry too much kind of guy.

    His entire framework of ownership will be from a different perspective than that of Engineer. When I say even something the least bit inexact some other fellow engineer on here immediately spots it. Whether it's something where I incorrectly passed on bad information, or if it's something I just screwed up on. Sometimes I try to simplify things to make it easier to understand, but simplifying things often introduces errors.

    The OP keeps Engineers employed because we would never be able to sell what we created.

    So nothing bad about the OP, but it does point out a problem with the poll. The poll doesn't differentiate between what kind of Engineer a persons is. Whether they are in technical sales, or if they do design work.

    He's in technical sales hence the poll.
     
  7. chriSharek

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    This is a good thread . . and thank you for sharing. I'm not much of a reader. :) I like the poll to take a very quick look at the make up of our group!
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Take heart. You're in the back of the room with all the clinicians, musicians, artists, actors, film directors, business owners, executives. professional athletes, etc. Definitely the party crowd.

    :)
     
  9. chriSharek

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    Look, before I get beat up too bad here . . . Geesh! A lot of folks have made comments about engineers and I just wondered how many of us there were. Engineers couldn't do anything without the IT folks, sciences, R&D, and everyone else. It's a team effort - not trying at all to make this an "us and them" thing!

    S4WRXTTCS, My Florida license number is 58170. Hope that clarifies the "real" engineer comment.

    I think ya'll are WAY too sensitive.
     
  10. andydoty

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    Wow... Vicious. If it helps, I happen to like engineers. Well, some of them. I can spin my propeller with the best of them...

    I, unlike some CIO's, have not had the frontal lobotomy that results in my not being able to understand technically what's going on. My staff actually let's me touch things occasionally too. I think it's a trick really...

    Look! Squirrel! Damn ADD.
     
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    :eek:

    I feel really bad about myself that this made me laugh. It sounds like a harassment suit just waiting to happen... LOL
     
  12. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Ahem... whose mind is the filth in?! :)
     
  13. chriSharek

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    I was thinking the same thing, but only thought it and not typed it! ;)
     
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    That's why I felt bad, lol!
     
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    Where's the choice for mad genius?

    We need a place for WK057 who's career doesn't reveal the inner Einstein.
     
  16. chriSharek

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    I don't know WK057, but I'll tell you what, why don't we issue a new poll and include some other categories like IT and others that I (obviously) didn't think of?
     
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    Categorizing people, who are inherently complex individuals, is limiting.
     
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    Good, that makes the database and programming simpler.
     
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    I'm also curious to see who an average Tesla driver is.

    For me it's a perfect fit based on what I do, which is run an electric bicycle company. Once my MS comes in I'll be fully electric on the road and bicycle path.
     
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    OK...so your poll needs a bit of refinement....I have a college degree in engineering and applied physics, but am not an engineer or physicist. I am in the sciences, however.
     

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