Even though I have a pretty large online footprint(I’m currently writing for 6 sites and managing 2) I also go to a regular job during the day. A lot of people like to complain about their job or bitch about their boss, but I actually like my day job. That’s one of the reasons why I haven’t taken the leap yet to working online full time. That and the money of course; I’m pretty honest when it comes to why I’m working in the engineering field.
But I don’t think I’m the only one who’s doing it for the money, I’m just one of the few who will admit it. I always kid with my friends that there must be a lot of engineers who hate their families since I’ve encountered countless people at my past and present jobs who work in one city while their families live in another. At my last job, a lot of guys actually worked in San Diego and their families lived in LA. That’s 2 hours away without traffic which means that they were forced to drive to LA every weekend in order to spend time with their families.
But if you think that’s bad, I work with a guy right now who lives in Orange County and his family lives in Phoenix. He actually leaves work early every Friday so that he can fly home! That’s beyond insane to me, so what’s the deal with these guys? [Read more…]