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Best job for a Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering STINKS as a Career... (employee, highest

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Location: Wicker Park, Chicago

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It stinks because of job ads like this, demanding 5 to 7 years experience and paying only $52, 000 to $65, 000 a year. My last job was an EASY Proe Designer Drafter that paid $32.10/hr, nowadays I can hardly touch that rate. And when it costs you $35, 000 a year to go to a great in state school like the Univ of IL at Urbana - Champaign, - for a Mech Eng degree, often it's poor payback. The people who have good careers in this field are WHITE, because often they think German Engineers are the best. And if you're gay or a crossdresser, you'll survive if you're WHITE, but if you're a minority you won't last... Why do I say this? Because on the crossdresser forum I'm on, I see WHITE engineers successfully working and being tolerated and they have successful engineering careers. Every place that found out I crossdress or thought I was gay at the interview - I didn't last or get hired.

Worse was when I saw a Biomedical Engineer job that demanded 4 years experience and payed a measely $24 to $28 /hr. Demanding skills and it's Contract - no job stability. Often I see demanding jobs and they are contract... They use you up for a design project then throw you away. It's only a lucky few ME's who have a good permanent job that last years+. Many LinkedIn Mech Eng profiles have people lasting only a short time at a job, like 1 to 3 years. I wish I had a good Mech Eng job that lasted 10 years. I never had a job that lasted over a year, that's why I never bought a brand new car in my life as I don't have the stability for making a $570+ / month payment.

And MANY job ads want 2 to 5 years experience, because they want a CHEAP employee whose skilled and experienced just enough but not too expensive to pay for if he has a lot of experience.

And they don't give many breaks to minorities, but they give a lot of breaks to WHITE people.

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Originally Posted by statisticsnerd How did they find out that you crossdress?

Did you wear pantyhose at the office?

I bought too many womens clothes and then gossip spreads around. Often most people can't accept a guy buying womens clothes and then they think he's gay. But I'm just another Dennis Rodman but I'm not the freak he is.

I don't crossdress at work either.

Sometimes I think companies find out by spying on me after work. Like Ford was known to spy on their employees.

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Originally Posted by Jesse69

It stinks because of job ads like this, demanding 5 to 7 years experience and paying only $52, 000 to $65, 000 a year. My last job was an EASY Proe Designer Drafter that paid $32.10/hr, nowadays I can hardly touch that rate. .

Obviously, that rate of the past is gone for the most part. Assuming you are mainly seeing ads like the one you linked, that is the 2013 Fair Market rate.
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Originally Posted by Jesse69

Every place that found out I crossdress or thought I was gay at the interview - I didn't last or get hired.

It may be unfortunate, but people tend to stick with other people they feel comfortable with. Someone being gay isn't all that rare these days, but a cross dresser definitely is. I'm not saying it's right, but I can understand why a boss might be a bit hesitant to hire someone they thought wouldn't fit into the office very well.


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