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  1. Billable hours

    Andy is pretty spot on from what I've seen. Just to illustrate the range in our office- Our office manager, (PE, VP) has very low utilization and is usually focused on marketing and biz development. He is around 10%. Our dept manager (principal, focused on operations) is around 50%. I'm a 15 year PE supervising employees, recruiting, marketing, doing proposals, client relations, etc, in addition to billable work and I'm about 65%. Other senior PMs are about the same. Our younger EITs, CAD techs, recent grads are at 85-90%. They are heavy focused on production.
  2. To those taking the April 2017 exam...

    I was just thinking about my 3 coworkers in the middle of suffering through it.
  3. Definitely agree, and good luck! I was 11 years out of school, and wish I would have done it sooner. So, this is the first test cycle in NC where decoupling is in effect. Our 3 EI's are at 1, 2, and 3 years out of school. I think the youngest just got her EI on the last exam cycle. We were talking the other day and wondering how packed the testing place will be compared to past exams since just here we have 3 that wouldn't have been able to sit for it under the old rules. I'm sure there are many more.
  4. Just curious if it was a trend. We have 3 folks here in our office taking the PE exam Friday, and none of the 3 have met the experience requirement yet. With decoupling being a recent introduction at least here in NC, are there a lot more people sitting for the exam in the decoupled states these days? At some point, I think the number would return to past levels.
  5. What did Santa bring you for Christmas?

    Among other things my GF got for me- a bottle of Makers Mark 46 and the latest Penthouse...
  6. October 2014 PE Pass Rates are Posted on NCEES

    It's kinda mean that they can post numbers and pass rates while some are still waiting on results.
  7. Failures... What was your score?

    I passed in April and took the online course through ASCE. They had afternoon specific classes that really helped and overall a very good course for prep. It wasn't cheap, but my company paid for it. I used the binders from the class for almost everything. I hardly looked at the CERM or other references, except the OSHA manual was a must on a couple problems for Civil-Construction. Passed on the 3rd try. Get back on that horse folks! You can do this!
  8. North Carolina Results

    Congrats on passing. I took the FE in 2012 back before NCEES switched to CBT. I took the PE in Raleigh this past April and passed. I'm still celebrating passing that mofo when the mood hits me. I passed this past April and still celebrating, too. Took the test in the same room Dan. Just had to come back here to watch the spectacle.
  9. Results Delayed this year

    I passed on the last cycle, just had to come back and see how the party is this time around. I know it sucks waiting. One of my co-workers took it in Oct and swears he's not anxious about it at all. (cough, BS) Good luck to all!
  10. NC Wall Certs

    Finally got mine this past Sat, 8/9.
  11. NC Wall Certs

    Still nothing here yet. And since I never got any letter as mentioned above, I'm starting to wonder what's up. I did change my address with them right when the results came out.
  12. Brutalized attack on Gyno patients

    She does come home with some interesting stories. I tell her all the time I wish I could follow her around for a day and just see what she has to put up with. She works her ass off sometimes though, like the last couple days she was on-call, she worked about 40 hours in 2 days, delivered 6 babies, and saw about 30 gyn patients.
  13. The Automotive Thread

    I got my oil changed at a Jiffy Lube the other day. A while later I started hearing an occasional noise, checked the oil level and it was 3-1/2 quarts LOW. Not good. It holds 6-1/2. No leaks or anything, they just didn't fill it up. Hopefully no damage done. They were very apologetic, as if this must be a regular occurrence. They said they would take care of any issues that came from it.
  14. Brutalized attack on Gyno patients

    Not to sidetrack this completely, but I think you're the first engineer/doctor couple I've heard of on the board. It is nice to be with a vagina expert. are you a tunnel engineer? Ha. No, but I do perform test borings and site explorations.
  15. Brutalized attack on Gyno patients

    Not to sidetrack this completely, but I think you're the first engineer/doctor couple I've heard of on the board. It is nice to be with a vagina expert.