Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ever had your qualification rubbished in a blink of an eye?

Because that is what I am feeling right now.
Someone has just announced that what I do for a job is rubbish and any monkey can do it.
Here is why:

http://www.armyjobs.mil.nz/jobs/signals/systems-engineer/Pages/default.aspx

Army intelligence at its best - one arm holding open the box, other trying to work on the equipment. Its only a matter of time until that lid smacks him on the head.

Now previously it has only been the lovely world of I.T. that has rubbished my role as a systems engineer. You see there are millions of people walking around today calling themselves systems engineers........but the reality of the matter is they are a "computer technician". They have no idea about mechanical systems, or electrical systems, radio systems or even process systems. They know how to install windows on a computer - and that is all that makes them smart.

But now the army have cottoned onto this idea. The have a bunch of monkeys out rewiring analog tait radios - calling themselves systems engineers.
Now don't get me wrong. I do not have anything against the army. I do not have anything against engineers whom learnt off the tools.
My problem is that it should take 5 years of being "the boy" before your an engineer.

So these guys being called systems engineers because they work on radios, is the equivalent to me being called "Tactical Options Specialist" because I play lots of XBOX.

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