We're not arrogant, we're just tired of dealing with problems created by stupid people.
@atheme, I'm just a lowly parts guy (everyone hates us), but man the amount of problems our engineers cause is staggering. For supposedly intelligent people, the engineers in my company are extremely stupid.
@Runed Ram, I don't doubt that for a second. Personally, I believe that for everything an engineer designs, they should be in charge of assembling as well (within reason). That's how I learned the difference between paper engineering and production.
@atheme, you are a stupid person to someone
@LightskinDarkNig, how so?
@atheme, can you fish? Hang drywall? Install a turbo on an s10? train an attack dog? Organize a multi-national company into producing and delivering goods? We’re all an idiot to somebody. Engineers and other fields of marked intellect seem to think things are common sense but can’t do the simplest things for themselves. I.e. plumbing, painting, vehicular care, there’s a reason the “service industry” exist.
@atheme, several of my friends are engineers (of different types) and their largest complaints are with other engineers messing with their blueprints or whatever. Apparently, the mechanical engineer said that a lot of things have too many unnecessary screws or bolts.
@atheme, I know we’re not arrogant. Arrogance would imply we might be wrong and that’s stupid
@LightskinDarkNig, hi, mechanical engineer here. For someone who supposedly has little common sense, I built my own house almost completely by my self. Framing, roofing, plumbing, electrical, hvac, etc. The thing about engineering and engineering school is that engineering is so broad they can't teach you everything in 4 years. Instead, they teach you how to learn and how to teach yourself. There were a lot of things on my house I hadn't done before, but I did my research and figured it out.
@Tsaltydog, I’m not talking about just houses, there are things that every individual person cannot do or understand for whatever reason. Not to admit this is fallacy. Engineers aren’t gods that walk the planet willing things to be so and to work.
@Tsaltydog, the stereotype in the meme is only being reinforced with every comment/ downvote that does not concede my point.
@Runed Ram, as a parts guy, can confirm everyone hates us. And there's absolutely nothing we can do about it
@FullMetalAlcoholist, yup, usually cuz the parts are a week out and they waited till the day before the 4th of July to try and get their boat working again lmao. They gotta be mad at someone and of course it's not gonna be them.
@Runed Ram, "what do you mean you don't have it in stock!?" Sir we've never sold this part before.
@atheme, as an engineer, I hate the form over function dweebs.
@atheme, Programmer here, sipping tea, enjoying watching the argument and praying everyone reboots often enough that the memory leak in my program goes undetected.
As a Tech, I can confirm. Engineers with no practical experience are the worst kind of people.
@ThePandaPool , respect to the techs, you guys teach us more than college does.
@ThePandaPool , problem not existing:
Engineer: hmm, i can fix that problem!
@ThePandaPool , as a counterpoint and as an engineer, techs with no actual grounding in the knowledge are just as bad. I’m speaking of those who just follow instructions like they are holy writ.
@pleroma77, I agree with you 100%. Just like those religious people who follow the Bible 100%. That shït don’t make you God.
I just wish the engineers that design and build industrial facilities would take ease of maintenance/access into account so we don’t have to break our backs and worm into some junk that was poorly designed
@Richard Cypher, navy submarines saw that change between the 80s and 00s, maintenance in hard-to-reach areas was getting blazed off, so every replaceable component was rearranged to be reachable.
It IS possible
@sploot, it’s possible yet never achieved lol
@sploot, that’s a lie. As an engineer and former submariner
@BigJohnson86, so you're saying Virginia's dont have easy to reach condensate valves, relative to LAs?
Working in machine shops being quality, I hate having to lecture an “engineer” to stop being an asshole and explain to the machinist what the hell they need to make the part right
Being related to an airplane mechanic means I hear nothing nice about engineers
The most arrogant people are old white dudes with money. I learned that from customer service