I went to engineering school so I could work with my hands and invent something revolutionary that would really change the way we live.
Unfortunately, I can’t start off at the top.
I had to start somewhere after school was over. I found a job working at a laboratory that packages and ship’s medical supplies. I honestly have one of the easiest jobs in the whole world. It’s my job to test the indoor air quality inside of the building where I work. Every 30 minutes, I use a special computer to check the quality of the indoor air. The machine measures the amount of particles inside of the air. The acceptable amount of products inside of the room is .001%. Anything higher than that can cause contamination and I have to shut down the production line if those levels occur. Most of the time my job is pretty boring. I have only had one incident where the number was above the line and it was only by a small amount. Production was shut down while they checked the machine and it turned out to be a fluke reading on the machine that I was using. They recalibrated the machine and I had to check the indoor air quality every 15 minutes for the rest of my shift. The boss told me last week that he has his eye on me for a different job. I am very hopeful that it will be something with a little bit more responsibility and action. I could fall asleep sitting out there sometimes. I have a degree from an ivy league university. I really don’t feel like they are using me to my full potential.