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SIBQ – Sorry It’s Been Quiet

June 17, 2011

And sorry I used an acronym for my post title. But hey, I'm an engineer, what'd you expect?
I know the posting has been sporadic here at Haus Tech. But at last it's Friday. Part of the lull stems from craziness at Megacorp. My team is being restructured under a higher level individual and this has meant I'm being asked to take on higher level responsibilities to cover the gap. This is usually a good thing. But I suspect it'll be part of some temporary situation where possibly these duties will flow back upwards on a periodic basis, or since the powers that be haven't exactly been formerly notified they may just assume the next guy up is handling them (as he should be). I don't know, I do tend to overthink these things. Like a lot. So we'll see how it goes.
Some of my energies have gone into keeping up with my posting schedule over at Engineer Blogs and an effort to now always write about communication or workplace dramas I've been trying to post on technical subjects so last week was on bearings and this week is on condensation.
I think I have a partial tendency to avoid writing about technical topics because sometimes I feel like an imposter engineer (which I'm sure doesn't help the confidence issues at work) as well as sometimes the cool stuff I am doing is just way to specific to my field and would a) ruin my pseudonymity and b) get me fired.
But on top of all that I feel like as an engineer I was prepared for having to solve design problems. And even though I know there would be a lot of politics and corporate intrigue, navigating them is still a challenge. Probably a greater challenge than doing an analysis on a failing component. Not to mention they are universal issues (I think).
So if you'd like to see more technical stuff here, pipe up. If you like the workplace whining posts or hate them let me know. If you want to tell me how your day is going or how the weather is please share that too. You know, whatever you feel like bringing to the table here.
4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 17, 2011 6:03 pm

    I like the semi technical stuff, like "Perspective" or "Leave your mark." Generally, the posts that give me a peek into how your training spills over into your non-work interests. I appreciate the time you've taken to share that perspective with us.

  2. June 17, 2011 10:54 pm

    I'll read whatever you write. And if you put some food out, I'll eat that too. Glad you are busy, not gone.jc

  3. June 18, 2011 3:10 am

    Interesting you mention you feel like an imposter engineer. I sometimes feel like an imposter C.P.A. I am not as bad as I was when I first became certified and received a promotion, but those feelings still pop up from time to time. I am sure they have held me back over the years; I took fewer. I had a conversation with a female C.P.A whom I highly respect she told me she too suffered from imposter syndrome when she started out. She said we all do.Enjoyed your post. I agree with jc, write whatever you feel like. It prevents blogger burnout.

  4. June 18, 2011 4:58 am

    I like your posts, period. All about your work, feelings or whatever… tbh, it helps knowing that what I feel about my work in general (which I can't go into detail in either since that would get me fired) is what other ppl might have problems with…and all of it easier since you write well about it.Hope all is good, nevertheless if you write it or not?!

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