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chaocl

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About chaocl

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  • Birthday 03/14/1983

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  1. In Government, a raise or promotion does not depend on your PE ow how good you are. This country is heading south! agree.
  2. when i worked for the city i filed 2 grievances in 2 years and both got approve -with backpay from the day i filed the grievance to the day that it my new title was approved. my salary went from 40k to around 70k three years after i started working, and without a PE. I was the best in my group and my boss knew that and he also knew that if my grievance wasn't approved I'd get up and leave (I had alrady started interviewing for other jobs). as long as you have a permanent title, you should fight for what you are rightly entitled to. it's a SHAM for incompetent managers to be making 150K while their engineers can barely afford to pay the rent AND are constantly being victimized. When was those 2 files? I didn't hear any approve after 2010.
  3. I working in the city goverment agency. Is the list you refer to is engineering series civil list from DCAS? I thought the requirement is that you need to have the PE license in NYS at least on 12/4/2012 or before (Final filling period). I have my CA PE since Jan 2011 and my NY PE lisence since March 2012 and now is Jan 2013 .....I talk to my boss for almost 2 years and still no raise.....I am making 56K now....live in NY. yea I work with NYC gov and yup had to have the PE by 12/4 (results came out 12/20 and got my number on 1/7). it really sucks! absolutely stupid. And how in the world are you supposed to survive on a salary of even 56K - mind you I'm making less than that - in NY!!! even if you live in the burbs ... absoluteky ridiculous. File a grievance if you are doing out of title work and believe you should be compensated more than what you are getting paid. There are titles without a PE requirement out there that earn as much, if not more, than engineering titles. Unfortunately, if you were expecting to be treated with respect as an engineer, then the City of NY is not the place to work for. Unless you're connected to someone you will just watch as the managers divide up any new money amongst themselves and then blame the union for asking for a fair contract. And then we have a mayor who thinks putting an MBA or JD in charge of engineers is a smart idea. I have seveal friends working outside their title, and they jump from assistant engineer to asscoiate project manager, assistant engineer to engineer and engineer level 2 to level 3......................one thing they all done before 2010. I also have friends try to jump from associate project manager level 2 to 3 but not success in 2011 and his supervisor told him that him that "in order for you not tooget so tired that we are going to take away your level 3 jobs..and you can only forcus on the level 2 job....and I am going to transfer you to the outside construction........believe or not...I have another friend which is assistant engineer (no fe, no pe, never take the associate project manager exam) got a call from different agency and ask him to work there. He still keeps his assistantr engineer title but his salry jump up to associate project manager level 1....they happen in 2008 or 2009.... In nowadys for the city employee that PE need to raise their title from Assistant to engineering level 1 there are only 2 ways......Get on the list (which take the civil service test) that just came out several months ago) or transfer from one section to another.......One of my firend got PE after me (i got by Jan 2011, he got by July 2011), and he transfer his section from outside construction to office work...and he got raise to provisional level 1... Forget about grievance( no point to fight now, because with the city budget getting low that they will never let you win....and later on you might transfer to a far place which you don't like.....).....I was thinking if I did not get on to the list...that I will go to other job............
  4. I working in the city goverment agency. Is the list you refer to is engineering series civil list from DCAS? I thought the requirement is that you need to have the PE license in NYS at least on 12/4/2012 or before (Final filling period). I have my CA PE since Jan 2011 and my NY PE lisence since March 2012 and now is Jan 2013 .....I talk to my boss for almost 2 years and still no raise.....I am making 56K now....live in NY.
  5. My NY stamp has "Licensed Professional Engineer" on it.
  6. I only got 2. (but not from NCEES record)
  7. Good for you! I passed the Oct, 2010 exam and didn't get a raise. I work for city gov't agency and I suppose to get the raise after I passed my PE exam. It is close to 2 years after I passed my PE in CA. and close to 6 months after NY. I know people will said that I suppose not to get the raise because it is just a personal achievement but when I start working here in 2007 that I been promised to get a raise only if I passed my PE. but ...........not yet. I am only a human being with lower salary (55000) compare to Mechanical Engineer in other place. I have home morgage, utitly bills, baby stuff, etc. You are seriously underpaid, especially if you live in NY or CA. Why don't you look for work elsewhere? The best time to look for a job is when you have a job. I post why I can not have a new job on #256 too many excuse from my work place. I received my PE license at 2011.1.7 in CA. They first told me that I need NY license in order to do the promotion. I finally have my PE license in NY at 2012.3.1. My boss have to send to his boss and his boss.... It is almost 4 months and my boss finally have time and send to his boss before his vocation and send the paper work. Now my boss's boss's boss didn't received the paper work....now I have to wait until he come back from vocation in the end of Aug. This sucks! 1. My boss can do it before and there will be no problem. 2. My boss's excuse everytime is that he is busy....but I saw sometimes he is ok and relax. 3. What ever stuff he told me to do it and I will finish fast and correctly...he now done it slow and incorrect.... My company is big in NYC and the process still in paper work in 19 century. I CAN'T CHANGE MY JOB NOW BECAUSE MY WIFE IS PREGNANT and I am paying my 2 family house ..almost all my salary went to utility bill,mortgage, car, gas, insurance, etc.. That is why I need my raise so eager....I wait almost 2 years for nothing......
  8. Good for you! I passed the Oct, 2010 exam and didn't get a raise. I work for city gov't agency and I suppose to get the raise after I passed my PE exam. It is close to 2 years after I passed my PE in CA. and close to 6 months after NY. I know people will said that I suppose not to get the raise because it is just a personal achievement but when I start working here in 2007 that I been promised to get a raise only if I passed my PE. but ...........not yet. I am only a human being with lower salary (55000) compare to Mechanical Engineer in other place. I have home morgage, utitly bills, baby stuff, etc.
  9. too many excuse from my work place. I received my PE license at 2011.1.7 in CA. They first told me that I need NY license in order to do the promotion. I finally have my PE license in NY at 2012.3.1. My boss have to send to his boss and his boss.... It is almost 4 months and my boss finally have time and send to his boss before his vocation and send the paper work. Now my boss's boss's boss didn't received the paper work....now I have to wait until he come back from vocation in the end of Aug. This sucks! 1. My boss can do it before and there will be no problem. 2. My boss's excuse everytime is that he is busy....but I saw sometimes he is ok and relax. 3. What ever stuff he told me to do it and I will finish fast and correctly...he now done it slow and incorrect.... My company is big in NYC and the process still in paper work in 19 century. I CAN'T CHANGE MY JOB NOW BECAUSE MY WIFE IS PREGNANT and I am paying my 2 family house ..almost all my salary went to utility bill,mortgage, car, gas, insurance, etc.. That is why I need my raise so eager....I wait almost 2 years for nothing......
  10. I think in CA you need 2 years design experience after you graduated from college (ABET) or 1 year experience if you also have your master degree(full time). I think I saw somewhere that you only need 1 year design experience if you take in Washington,DC. but it is long long time ago and you need to full working in Washington, DC.....(better ask the board before you apply) BY THE WAY...THIS IS ONLY FOR THE PE EXAM...FE EXAM YOU CAN TAKE DURING YOUR JUNIOR OR SENIOR YEAR IN THE UNIVERSITY(NEW YORK)
  11. 2.5 weeks is very fast!! My first time transfer my license from CA to NY took me almost 4 months and they need more experience from me...my second attemp is on Jan 2012 and received my license number on line in March, 2012 (It only take 2 months) So I guess if all the document are ok and they don't find any problems....the process time is usually 2 months in total but if something wrong it will take them 4 months and you still need to solve the problem and send them addtional document follow by their review and addtional process time is another month....
  12. I got my license on website at March 1st, 2012. I received the certification in the mail 1 week to 2 weeks from that day. By the way, I already have PE license in CA back in 2011, I did reciprocity from CA to NY in Jan, 2012. If I were you that I will call and ask...it is been a month or more after you find out that you pass the PE exam.....
  13. Which exam are you refering to?
  14. No beer after baby is born........... I need Johnnie Walker to put me into sleep. :wave2:
  15. Any topic below 50% need more attention. You will doing fine next time.
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