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  1. 12 points
    Welcome to phase 1 of the post-exam emotional roller-coaster. Phase 2 (second-guessing) will start to set in over the next few days. You will start to forget small (but important) pieces of the exam and forget how you answered the question, but will remember just enough so that you keep trying to re-calculate the answers in your head. You will slowly begin to convince yourself that you got it wrong. Phase 3 (worry) will follow within a few weeks. At this point, you've convinced yourself that you've missed a few problems, but you *should* still be ok. After worring for about a month (we're now within a couple weeks of results at this point), you'll jump into full blown doubt (Phase 4). You are now certain that you missed way too many questions to stand a chance at passing. Many people begin to formulate ways to calculate the cut-score. This is a sub-Phase that can happen any time between Phase 2 and Phase 4. Once you've lost hope of passing, you'll move into Phase 5 (anger) over the fact that it's taken way too damn long to grade a simple scantron and the guys at NCEES are morons for taking so long. I mean, really, 6-8 weeks to feed a scantron into a f*ing machine, COME ON!! Another source of anger stems from all of the "Not this shit again" and "Don't try to calc it because it's worthless" responses to all of your cut-score posts. Finally, you'll hit Phase 6 (results). Each person reacts differently at this point whether they passed or not, how many times they've taken it, financial implications, expectations, etc. Regardless of how the results come out, at this point you will find that the CAB of your choice is very welcomed to either celebrate or cry into. Also, please remember that all of the senior members have been through this all and consequently will endlessly torment and tease you. We do this simply because it was done to us (I remember going off on Capt Worley for one of his fake results threads back in 2008), and we hope that you all stick around to tease the next round of exam takers. There is nothing personal meant or implied with these teases, we're just trying to lighten the mood. All we can do to manage these feelings is to fully participate in the eb.com post-exam thread (typically the 10k, but may be different this year). Good luck, and we all look forward to meeting many new interesting (and hopefully equally disturbed) engineers and hope you all stick around to see what a fun and entertaining group we can actually be.
  2. 12 points
    Well, this might come as a surprise to some, but I PASSED in RI.
  3. 10 points
    So this happened yesterday.
  4. 10 points
    Ladies & Gentlemen, My eldest son gave a young lady a ring, complete with diamond solitaire. So I now have a "Future DIL".
  5. 10 points
    I wanted to say I really appreciate those of you that have donated at any capacity to this forum. While I am fortunate to have vendors that help with the site cost, these site costs are really insane! (think a Lexus Payment) So I just wanted to thank you all who have donated and let you know that it will go towards keeping this (nearly 10 year old) site running for future test takers!
  6. 10 points
    My scantron machine is too slow
  7. 10 points
    I hereby retire from the "k's". 8 years of doing this wears on a soul. Thanks to my two most favoritist spammers Matt and Mike for all your contributions to this k and Mike for your contributions to last season's k as well. Thanks to fraz for being a good sport from the original membership crowd and getting involved. And RIP Mat Strauss (AKA VTEnviro). This was in your honor, brother. Though we never met in person, I knew you as a friend for nearly 8 years. I'm sorry life turned so shitty for you at such a young age. You will always be in my memory and everybody who reads this thread will know that at one time there was a man, a real human man, who talked alot about poop and loved his dogs and contributed to the integrity and wonder of this board. VTEnviro, you are missed. This thread is closed.
  8. 10 points
    Mini sap #3 is coming home tomorrow! 22 days in the NICU, one major surgery and a thousand bucks in gas to drive back and forth between hospital and home to see him and also stay in contact with my other two kids later, and he's finally going to sleep in his own crib for the first time tomorrow night.
  9. 9 points
    Let me ask her, I'll get back to you.
  10. 9 points
    In the future, examinees will be tested (prior to the exam) to ensure they do not possess a “photographic memory” and those discovered to possess a photographic memory will not be permitted to sit for the exam.
  11. 9 points
    just remember that with all the $ spent by PE wannabees, college, work, time away from their life, $ spent by NCEES, $ spent on expensive test prep materials, etc, one thing remains true: You can be a PE and still be a dumbass...
  12. 9 points
    That video is hilarious! Who's ever seen that many women in engineering? I wonder if Tim @ NCEES was in the film?
  13. 9 points
  14. 9 points
    snickette arrived saturday morning just under a week early. 5#13oz of fun
  15. 9 points
    PE Civil Water Resources and Environmental Result: Pass Next steps Location: Columbia Area Date Taken: October, 2014 This was my 5th time taking the PE Exam in South Carolina. I am 61 years of age and I refused to quit. Earlier this year I had a heart attack (mild with a stent - hardly any damage :-). I had so many feelings of doubt and worthlessness and watched my peers sail through life as if it were hardly difficult for them at all. I wanted to do this.. I wanted to get this off of me.. this unbearable shame that 'I' felt that I wasn't good enough. I say that to say this to all who don't get this done today.. that it's never over for you UNLESS you quit.. please don't quit on yourself. I'm hardly a role model.. just someone who refused to quit. God bless you folks who passed but even more so for those who will continue the fight. Rudy
  16. 9 points
    Some of you might remember my third kid's trip to the NICU at the beginning of this year. I just thought I'd post a "where are they now" update: He's doing just fine.
  17. 9 points
    We had a a baby boy! He was born last night. His older brother came to visit today and was super excited. We're still at the hospital though. Hopefully, we can head home tomorrow.
  18. 9 points
    The Fisher King and What Dreams May Come. Friends, depression is a disease many of us battle with. I struggle with bipolar disorder. Asking for help takes strength and courage. If you are experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts, pm me here. I want to listen to you instead of mourn you.
  19. 9 points
    The response to the sad news today reaffirms that ENGINEERBOARDS.COM is not just an internet forum. It is a community of people who have a profession in common, but we also have bonded (as well as engineers are able) and become friends. I think that we were good friends to VTE and I know that he was a good friend to many of us.
  20. 8 points
    Somewhat on topic, but I didn't know where else to post this badass picture taken over Guam this week of the main three U.S. bomber aircraft flying together:
  21. 8 points
    Alabama's out. I PASSED! 3rd times a charm thanks to EET!
  22. 8 points
    Texas is posted via TBPE website!!!! EE Power... passed!!! Effin right doggie..... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
  23. 8 points
  24. 8 points
    It may be Thursday, but it is definitely Friday and a special one at that! Tonight I graduate from the Fire Academy. Many drinks will be consumed afterwards. Many. In the drunk tank I may be.
  25. 8 points
    I was shocked to find out that my exam score was in and that I passed! the Fire Fighter One exam.
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