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Of all the electronics-related jobs, this is very boring...

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eti:
You see SO many "engineers" or "technicians" everywhere, repairing iPhones and iPads, day in, day out, come rain or shine. It's got to be EXTREMELY dull as a job, seeing the same depressingly mundane consumer gadgets, all day every day. They all seem SO excited about it, and there's nothing wrong with enjoying your work, but if I was trapped on that treadmill, I think I'd scream!!!!!! Arghhhh!!!!!!! 😂

It's a job based on a relatively limited range of skills, skills yes, but still a specific and somewhat limited set... although precision is needed of course. It's more muscle memory and repetition, not much mental stimulation, and surely there can't be that much variety in repairing the same thing again... and again... and again... and again... and again... 😴😴... the same range of devices, the same faults, the same tedium... and knowing that my precious skills are facilitating the ongoing consumer obsession with antisocial meeja and twatting around online to no end - I'd feel that repairing these addiction-fuelling moron slabs would be a disservice to my fellow man; I'd genuinely feel guilty that I'm repairing something that sucks our lives away.

Does one refer to them as ACTUAL ENGINEERS, or "repair agents? Do many, if any of them have a full and comprehensive knowledge of everything inside the devices they touch all days long, and how those circuits are designed, and do you think they just do it SOLELY for the £££? I do not mean to diminish their role, I just can't see the excitement in this. I used to fix video recorders and TVs for a living as an apprentice, and it's fun as a kid but I can't ever imagine myself having chosen it as a career.

Fred27:
Yes. Some people have dull jobs. Other people get up early on a Saturday to post on a forum about how dull someone else's life must be.

tautech:
Satisfaction, both for the repair and saving the landfills from our throw away society......and getting the money whilst doing so. Triple satisfaction, what's not to like ?  :-//

magic:
Louis Rossmann said some mean things about Apple and lives rent free in an iPhone fanboy's head.

Many such cases |O

newbrain:
You see SO many "engineers" or "technicians" everywhere, designing SW and HW for telecom equipment, day in, day out, come rain or shine. It's got to be EXTREMELY dull as a job, seeing the same depressingly mundane radio base station or network node, all day every day. They all seem SO excited about it, and there's nothing wrong with enjoying your work, but if I was trapped on that treadmill, I think I'd scream!!!!!! Arghhhh!!!!!!! 😂

It's a job based on a relatively limited range of skills, skills yes, but still a specific and somewhat limited set... although analytical thinking and product knowledge is needed of course. It's more brain muscle memory and repetition, not much mental stimulation, and surely there can't be that much variety in designing the same things again... and again... and again... and again... and again... 😴😴... the same range of nodes, the same SW faults, the same tedium... and knowing that my precious skills are facilitating the ongoing consumer obsession with antisocial media and twatting around online to no end - I'd feel that designing these addiction-fuelling drab and dull slabs that sit on a tower would be a disservice to my fellow man; I'd genuinely feel guilty that I'm designing something that sucks our lives away.

Does one refer to them as ACTUAL ENGINEERS, or "design droids"? Do many, if any of them have a full and comprehensive knowledge of everything inside the devices they touch all days long, and how those circuits are designed, and do you think they just do it SOLELY for the £££? I do not mean to diminish their role, I just can't see the excitement in this. I used to fix video recorders and TVs for a living as an apprentice, and it's fun as a kid but I can't ever imagine myself having chosen it as a career.

Tongue firmly planted in cheek.
But the same could be rewritten for every job, of course.

(BTW: I like my job)

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