• Question: What are the downsides (if any) of being an engineer?

    Asked by 663enec47 to Yasmin, Tadhg, Liz, Lee, Hilly on 18 Jun 2015. This question was also asked by Ella abramson, 421enec47, lissss x.
    • Photo: Yasmin Ali

      Yasmin Ali answered on 18 Jun 2015:

      I would say one down side is that things feel like they are moving very slowly sometimes. Because the project I work on is so huge, it will take a long time (a few years) to complete it. I am really impatient and I want to see the results of my work right now!!

    • Photo: Tadhg O'Donovan

      Tadhg O'Donovan answered on 18 Jun 2015:

      In certain jobs you “clock in” and “clock out” – this doesn’t work so well for me. Partly because I like what I do, I tend to think of ideas etc when I’m out and about or even on holidays. It would be nice to switch off now and again

    • Photo: Lee Margetts

      Lee Margetts answered on 18 Jun 2015:

      I think one downside is that you see buildings and other structures in terms of their engineering problems and perhaps dont fully appreciate the beauty intended by the architect.