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  1. SCPE, I think you would have seen more response to this exam prep type question if you had posted in this forum. It does seem some info is missing. What is the answer and do you have the solution? I dont the answer. Its supposed to be one of the 4 options but as others stated, it seems like its missing info.
  2. This was from a practice test. So I am not crazy after all.
  3. Guys - I posted this two years ago and have yet to find an answer. Anyone want to take a shot?
  4. A 10 ft diameter pump station has a 15 minute fill time. If maximum of 3 pump starts per hour is desired, what is the minimum distance between the pump on and pump off elevations? A. 1.6 ft B. 2.6 ft C. 3.6 ft D. 4.6 ft You need the pumping rate correct to solve??? They dont give you enough info!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. SCPE

    Career Blues

    You are not in a bad situation. Is pay good? Yes Are the hours flexible? Yes Does your boss micromanage? No We all get bored. Sometime we engineers go all our career looking for good paying jobs without overbearing bosses and flexible hours. This is what you do... Find an engineering discipline you enjoy (water resources, wastewater, etc.) Cultivate that while you continue to do land development. Eventually you will become good enough at the new discipline to become the leader in your small office for that discipline. Start winning jobs and you'll be set! Your existing boss should love the fact that you are trying to broaden your horizons and opening more job oppurtunities for the firm. Find a discipline you are interested in.
  6. Anybody heard from South Carolina yet? Should be soon.
  7. Boy you and I think alike.... I think if you are fresh out of school then gov't is a good place to get your feet wet, screw up, ect. ect.. Most would admit you can easily go from consultant to gov't but it is sometimes not so easy to go gov't to private industry. Then comes the question, "Is the gov't permanent?" Of course this answer is no unless you can stay 25 years. Then you ask yourself from a consultanting standpoint "5 years down the road career wise, will I have been better off in private industry making contacts and adding feathers to the cap or working for the gov't in a specialized enviroment / situation?" Who would you hire if you were the manager of an engineering firm and had the option to hire a consultant or a gov't employee?
  8. I'll chime in here. I think the longer you stay in state gov't the harder it will be to transfer into to private industry. If you work as a consultant and go gov't its kinda like throwing away everything you have worked for away. Being a consultant is all about the "feathers in the cap". You will never get the respect from peers in gov't work. If you go gov't, plan on staying a while.
  9. Do you enjoy where you are at? I think 20% is ambitous. Hell, I would be estatic with 10% You may have taken on more responsibility but you have only been there 11 months. Dont fret, the money will come. With the senior folks leaving, you are in a good position. Dont rush, the money will come. I am not saying you dont deserve it, just firms like to see an established track record before they start rewarding you handsomely.
  10. April is the easier test but NCEES wont admit it....
  11. Amen! Sounds like you have your head in the right place!
  12. Sorry to hear that. I am sure you are pretty bummed right now. But as mama always told me "There is one thing you cant stop, and that's time." In other words, Apirl 20, 2007 is 106 days away, and that day will come, which is your oppurtunity to make today's discovery water under the bridge. Hang in there!
  13. Did you pass? Only 67 licenses issued for October 2006. That is not much.
  14. Last year everybody was updated at once. I guess we can assume about 78 people passed since M is in the middle of the alphabet. We will have to see if the statistics hold true.....
  15. Geez....... C'mon SC, go ahead and add the rest of the names already!!!!!!!!
  16. ENJOY IT SAPPER. YOU DA MAN!!!!!!!! :bow: :bow:
  17. I gotta represent my turf ya know! 39 License issued up to M. Not bad I guess.
  18. Damn it!!! I wanted to be the one to post that. The only reason you beat me was because it was raining and I was late gettin in to work!!!! They are up to the M's. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :kick: :kick: :kick:
  19. TST, Did you try the back door renewal lookup way yet? I think everything starts with that system and the letters are generated from that information.
  20. Check that, maybe the online lookup update is tommorrow (Thurs. 1/4/2006)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  21. Maybe an update on the online lookup directory by Friday!? They haven't issued a new license since the 12/21/06. Last one was 25466. I expect a BIG glut of numbers to be posted shortly.
  22. I am going to go out on a limb here and dont want to offend anyone. Screw the study courses!!!!!! The more people I talk to who take these courses seem to fail more than they pass. I think they may give a false sense of security. Anybody else think this?
  23. I'll go ahead and put my 2 cents in for what its worth. I guess when you look back on your life, there will be so many important things that happened that weren't work related (including whether you passed the PE on the first try). At least I hope that for myself in that I work to provide for my family but my work does not define me or what I leave on this earth (aside from a broke ass pump station ). I think the best part of passing is achieving results after putting in the work which in the real world is not a given. Those who did not pass will experience the elation, even more so probably than those who passed the first time. So go ahead and celebrate, then draft a plan of how those two little letters after your name can enrich yourself and your family's life so you can be remembered for the person you were outside of work. Just a thought....
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