Where should I go next fall? / Re: A note to aspiring law students from a lawyer who was in your position years« on: July 24, 2005, 09:52:58 PM »
having been out for 15 years or so I agree with burgh. you can stay an engineer, work your 40 hours and make $70K - for the rest of your life in some places. as a former manager, 50-60 was the norm and 'leaving early' was after 8-9 hours. the higher you go, the more money, but the more you are on call, sometimes around the clock. the guy next door to me makes a good buck as a computer geek, but he was paged at 9:30pm on Sunday July 3rd while we were blowing off fireworks in the street. he had to go into work right then - it's all a trade-off and somewhere along the line you won't be willing to trade.