Recovering Engineers

Are you an engineer (or other profession) that has begun questioning your choice of career?  Join us our 12 step program to begin your recovery.

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Where to Ask a Question About a Voice-Recognition Product

Started by brad moore. Last reply by Bill Blanchette Nov 30, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello...my name is Brad Moore and I am new to the group. I am not sure, but I thought some of you might be able to help me. I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to come out with a certain…Continue

Writing an ebook sharing the tactics I use for getting a new job

Started by Josh Bulloc. Last reply by Josh Bulloc Apr 4, 2013. 5 Replies

Hello everybody,I have a lot of my engineering friends asking me to help them get a new job so I have started writing a book to save me some time in repeating myself over and over. I have limited…Continue

Strengths that are also weaknesses

Started by Josh Bulloc. Last reply by Ford Prather Mar 4, 2013. 1 Reply

What strengths do you have that are also weaknesses?  One of mine is that I get energy from being around others and if I don't have the attention of others I tend to lose energy.

Escape Fears

Started by Josh Bulloc. Last reply by Ford Prather Feb 12, 2013. 7 Replies

What do you fear that is keeping you from making the escape from engineering?

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Comment by Evelyn Gerber on May 20, 2013 at 4:48pm

Hey Everybody.  I always read the comments but I don't often post.  I'm coming down to the wire on something that I could use your help on.  I only have a couple days left on my Kickstarter launch.  I know, I know I should have let you know first thing.  But anything any of you can do to help I'd be ever so grateful.  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1319775277/fused-glass-kiln-and... Thanks for all the inspiration you all give me every week!  My current full time employment is in a reference laboratory. 

Comment by Brian Gwaltney on January 30, 2013 at 7:45am

I have been working as a bridge designer. Last year, I started a personal training business and that fits my personality much better. I have 11 weeks of work left be for I quit my job and start working on my education to become a better strength and conditioning coach.

I look forward to hearing about others chasing their dreams and hope my adventure is encouraging to others.

Comment by jordan hackney on January 26, 2013 at 2:55pm


I have been an electrical technician for the last 8 years and gotten by nuclear engineering degree, and i have always felt stifled in my job, where i never have the power to change anything and the doldrums starve my creativity. I hope to develop a product design and production company based on 3d printing technology.

I look forward to reading your stories and learning form you all

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Comment by Benjamin Lotter on November 6, 2012 at 8:26am

After 12 years of working in technology roles, I have finally made the leap to full time self-employment. I know technology will always be in my blood and useful in my endeavors but it will never again be my primary source of income.

Comment by Farnoosh Brock on July 18, 2012 at 7:44pm

Hi all, I have 2 electrical engineering degrees but never wanted to be an engineer. And yet I practiced for years. Then a few years ago I moved out of engineering and moved around in the Fortune 100 I was working at, did everything from project management to sales ops to exec comms and still couldn't find my passion. Until I resigned from my 6-figure job to start my own business. Now I write books and do business coaching and create courses (just launching one to teach people how to leave a miserable job and switch careers as a mater of fact: Smart Exit Blueprint) and programs for a living and love it. Don't let one (or two) engineering degrees keep you stuck if you don't want to practice it anymore. You can do ANYTHING as long as you put your mind to it! :)

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Comment by Josh Bulloc on February 23, 2012 at 6:47am

Tom, what kind of change are you looking for?

Comment by Tom Conley on February 20, 2012 at 3:20pm

I have degrees in Nuclear and Environmental Engineering. Do mostly management of various size projects. I like what I do but am ready for a change.

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Comment by Josh Bulloc on December 4, 2011 at 7:32am

William, Great to have you in the group. Do you mind starting a separate discussion in this group? It will help us to really focus on your needs.

Comment by Todd Crist on December 1, 2011 at 8:05pm

I am facing a new challenge of my life, 18 years in for the same company in the IT field, and 2 nervious breakdowns laiter I think someone is trying to tell me something.  My hearts passion is to work with computers spread across the world for missionaries.  I have done this work in the past. With these configurations they are able to self heal their computers without any help from me.  The problem is how to provide for my family and to do enough of this sort of support to keep me busy.

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Comment by Josh Bulloc on October 5, 2011 at 6:48pm
Sorry, the last comment was to Tina

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