• Question: describe how you feel about your job? plz

    Asked by 756sptm26 to Hermine, Guy, Christine, Angus on 9 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Angus Gallie

      Angus Gallie answered on 9 Mar 2018:

      Nearly all of the time I feel good about my job! I get to work with some very talented people in a good working atmosphere and I get to design things which will be part of big projects which make the news!

    • Photo: Hermine Schnetler

      Hermine Schnetler answered on 12 Mar 2018:

      I love my job and I do like to work. I guess this might sound a bit sad! 😊

    • Photo: Guy Rixon

      Guy Rixon answered on 14 Mar 2018:

      I like the work – the software production – that I do. I like the flexible working that the job gives. Universities are very good in this respect. They give their staff much more freedom than engineers would get in industry.
      However, my university has a problem in the way they employ engineers in science. There is no promotion path for somebody who just does engineering – no way to become a professor, for instance. Somebody in my position can only get promoted if they do science research and teaching, or management, *as well* as engineering, and there just isn’t time for me to do all that. So I’ve gone as high as I can and I just have to live with it. French universities have a better scheme for employing engineers and the UK could learn from that.