• Question: is being an engineer your full time job or do you have others?

    Asked by icantthinkofaname to Agata, Chris, John, Kirstin, Michael on 20 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: John Allport

      John Allport answered on 20 Jun 2016:

      Being an engineer is more than a full time job, it is a way of life. I don’t stop having ideas and thoughts about projects I work on just because I’m not in the office, I have ideas on the train, at home watching TV, in the garden…
      It’s something you get used to, even though you might not have planned it that way. I don’t have any other jobs, although I do a lot of voluntary work on the weekend and in the evenings.

    • Photo: Kirstin Rouse

      Kirstin Rouse answered on 20 Jun 2016:

      It’s my full time job and I usually wind up doing more hours than I’m supposed to – I tend to get carried away with my work!
      I also get involved with various STEM activities like this one which is voluntary on top of my normal working hours.

    • Photo: Chris Hackett

      Chris Hackett answered on 22 Jun 2016:

      it is a full time job. I wouldn’t want to so some other job as well as I like to have my free time.