• Integrated Circuit Layout Designer occupation?

    Hi all. My friends have recently introduced and informed me about a IC Layout Designer 8 month program where you learn it from the ground up. They also told me that they enjoy what they do and that there is a lot of potential for growth. I am unfamiliar with the field and actually graduated with an Economics background (not very much applicable at... show more
    Hi all. My friends have recently introduced and informed me about a IC Layout Designer 8 month program where you learn it from the ground up. They also told me that they enjoy what they do and that there is a lot of potential for growth. I am unfamiliar with the field and actually graduated with an Economics background (not very much applicable at all). 1) My friend told me that IC designers see annual salary increases anywhere from 20 to 40% on the high end. This means if you start at $40k/year, conservatively, you will double your salary in just 5 years. Is it really as he claims? 2) Where would an IC layout designer be 'categorized' under? Will they be considered an engineer, or just someone who is certified in IC design? I ask because I cannot seem to find any statistical information when I type "IC Designer." The closest thing I came to was something related to semiconductor. 3) Will a successful IC designer need to have very good knowledge in subjects like math or physics? I was never good with hard science but I would say that I am quite creative and can be very process and detail oriented. Any other information will be greatly appreciated! I do not feel like I am advancing in my current line of work so I am seriously considering jumping into a different career path.
    3 answers · Engineering · 4 years ago
  • Why is Gross income always higher than expected?

    At my current job, my hourly rate is $12.50, and last week I worked 35.25 hours. This is supposed to translate into $440.63 before taxes. However, on my payroll history it shows a gross amount of $461, which is about $21 more than I was supposed to get. This happens every paycheck. Why is the gross amount always higher than what I'm supposed to... show more
    At my current job, my hourly rate is $12.50, and last week I worked 35.25 hours. This is supposed to translate into $440.63 before taxes. However, on my payroll history it shows a gross amount of $461, which is about $21 more than I was supposed to get. This happens every paycheck. Why is the gross amount always higher than what I'm supposed to get?? Additional information that might be relevant: -I'm a temporary contract employee employed by a staffing agency -Last year 15% of my earnings were automatically withheld for federal income, social security, and medicare, but after tax returns, I paid approximately 5% in taxes (I made very little money). -I do not have any special circumstances (no investment accounts, child support, etc.) I'm just a recent college grad. Thanks!
    5 answers · United States · 5 years ago
  • Dehumidifier full light?

    i have a kenmore dehumidifier and the full water light is constantly on but my bucket is bone dry. i made sure all parts were secured but the light wont go away. as a result the machine won't run because the light is still there
    i have a kenmore dehumidifier and the full water light is constantly on but my bucket is bone dry. i made sure all parts were secured but the light wont go away. as a result the machine won't run because the light is still there
    4 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 7 years ago
  • About premature/leaking semen?

    Is there such thing as semen escaping the penis before a man ejaculates? I always thought that it was called Premature Ejaculation, but after some research, I found out that PE just means when one orgasm before the other. I know a man is supposed to pull out before he ejaculates, so the semen won't go in the woman, but is there such thing as... show more
    Is there such thing as semen escaping the penis before a man ejaculates? I always thought that it was called Premature Ejaculation, but after some research, I found out that PE just means when one orgasm before the other. I know a man is supposed to pull out before he ejaculates, so the semen won't go in the woman, but is there such thing as semen "prematurely escaping" the penis before any actual ejaculation? Is there a name for such thing? What are the chances of this happening? Recently I've had unprotected sex, but I kept it safe by pulling out when I was at 70%. Help??
    2 answers · Pregnancy · 7 years ago
  • About premature/leaking semen?

    Is there such thing as semen escaping the penis before a man ejaculates? I always thought that it was called Premature Ejaculation, but after some research, I found out that PE just means when one orgasm before the other. I know a man is supposed to pull out before he ejaculates, so the semen won't go in the woman, but is there such thing as... show more
    Is there such thing as semen escaping the penis before a man ejaculates? I always thought that it was called Premature Ejaculation, but after some research, I found out that PE just means when one orgasm before the other. I know a man is supposed to pull out before he ejaculates, so the semen won't go in the woman, but is there such thing as semen "prematurely escaping" the penis before any actual ejaculation? Is there a name for such thing? What are the chances of this happening? Recently I've had unprotected sex, but I kept it safe by pulling out when I was at 70%. Help?
    10 answers · Men's Health · 7 years ago
  • Who should be held responsible for the economic meltdown?

    1. Mortgage brokers, such as Countrywide 2. Commercial bankers (citibank, BoA, Wells Fargo, etc.) 3. Investment bankers (Bear Stearns, Lehman Brother, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch) 4. Speculators in residential real estate 5. Bond rating agencies 6. Hedge funds 7. Chairs of the federal reserve (Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke) 8. Fannie Mae and... show more
    1. Mortgage brokers, such as Countrywide 2. Commercial bankers (citibank, BoA, Wells Fargo, etc.) 3. Investment bankers (Bear Stearns, Lehman Brother, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch) 4. Speculators in residential real estate 5. Bond rating agencies 6. Hedge funds 7. Chairs of the federal reserve (Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke) 8. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 9. Federal Housing Administation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development 10. AIG and other firms that sold Crecit Default Swaps 11. Financial economists who developed the markets for derivatives Why would you say they caused the meltdown ?
    6 answers · Politics · 8 years ago
  • Who should be held responsible for the economic meltdown?

    1. Mortgage brokers, such as Countrywide 2. Commercial bankers (citibank, BoA, Wells Fargo, etc.) 3. Investment bankers (Bear Stearns, Lehman Brother, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch) 4. Speculators in residential real estate 5. Bond rating agencies 6. Hedge funds 7. Chairs of the federal reserve (Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke) 8. Fannie Mae and... show more
    1. Mortgage brokers, such as Countrywide 2. Commercial bankers (citibank, BoA, Wells Fargo, etc.) 3. Investment bankers (Bear Stearns, Lehman Brother, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch) 4. Speculators in residential real estate 5. Bond rating agencies 6. Hedge funds 7. Chairs of the federal reserve (Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke) 8. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 9. Federal Housing Administation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development 10. AIG and other firms that sold Crecit Default Swaps 11. Financial economists who developed the markets for derivatives Why would you say they caused the meltdown ?
    4 answers · Economics · 8 years ago
  • Who should be held responsible for the economic meltdown?

    1. Mortgage brokers, such as Countrywide 2. Commercial bankers (citibank, BoA, Wells Fargo, etc.) 3. Investment bankers (Bear Stearns, Lehman Brother, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch) 4. Speculators in residential real estate 5. Bond rating agencies 6. Hedge funds 7. Chairs of the federal reserve (Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke) 8. Fannie Mae and... show more
    1. Mortgage brokers, such as Countrywide 2. Commercial bankers (citibank, BoA, Wells Fargo, etc.) 3. Investment bankers (Bear Stearns, Lehman Brother, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch) 4. Speculators in residential real estate 5. Bond rating agencies 6. Hedge funds 7. Chairs of the federal reserve (Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke) 8. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 9. Federal Housing Administation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development 10. AIG and other firms that sold Crecit Default Swaps 11. Financial economists who developed the markets for derivatives Why would you say they caused the meltdown ?
    9 answers · Politics · 8 years ago
  • Who should be held responsible for the economic meltdown?

    1. Mortgage brokers, such as Countrywide 2. Commercial bankers (citibank, BoA, Wells Fargo, etc.) 3. Investment bankers (Bear Stearns, Lehman Brother, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch) 4. Speculators in residential real estate 5. Bond rating agencies 6. Hedge funds 7. Chairs of the federal reserve (Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke) 8. Fannie Mae and... show more
    1. Mortgage brokers, such as Countrywide 2. Commercial bankers (citibank, BoA, Wells Fargo, etc.) 3. Investment bankers (Bear Stearns, Lehman Brother, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch) 4. Speculators in residential real estate 5. Bond rating agencies 6. Hedge funds 7. Chairs of the federal reserve (Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke) 8. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 9. Federal Housing Administation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development 10. AIG and other firms that sold Crecit Default Swaps 11. Financial economists who developed the markets for derivatives Why would you say they caused the meltdown ?
    4 answers · Economics · 8 years ago
  • How to stretch tight foreskin?

    Need advice on how to do stretching exercises for a tight foreskin. Anyone has any useful tips or know of websites? Thanks.
    Need advice on how to do stretching exercises for a tight foreskin. Anyone has any useful tips or know of websites? Thanks.
    6 answers · Men's Health · 8 years ago
  • In LOTR: Return of the King...?

    In the end, why did Frodo leave with Gandalf, Bilbo, and Elrond? Why did he have to leave the Middle-earth?
    In the end, why did Frodo leave with Gandalf, Bilbo, and Elrond? Why did he have to leave the Middle-earth?
    5 answers · Movies · 9 years ago
  • Hypnotized and its dangers?

    You know when people are hypnotized, they often do as they are told. They will run around, dance, do almost anything when they are hypnotized. I always wondered, what happen if the hypnotist tells them to perform acts of violence or even sexual acts? Will the subject be conscious or will they do as told ?
    You know when people are hypnotized, they often do as they are told. They will run around, dance, do almost anything when they are hypnotized. I always wondered, what happen if the hypnotist tells them to perform acts of violence or even sexual acts? Will the subject be conscious or will they do as told ?
    2 answers · Other - Health · 9 years ago
  • Need a historian's help?

    By the eve of the Civil War, did the United States look more like Thomas Jefferson's vision of for the nation, or Alexander Hamilton's? Can you give some examples?
    By the eve of the Civil War, did the United States look more like Thomas Jefferson's vision of for the nation, or Alexander Hamilton's? Can you give some examples?
    3 answers · History · 9 years ago
  • Do highway patrols have to show up for court?

    I have recently received a moving violation ticket and want to appeal by going to court. I know that city cops don't always have to show up for court, but a friend told me that highway patrol have to show up for a certain reason? Is this true?
    I have recently received a moving violation ticket and want to appeal by going to court. I know that city cops don't always have to show up for court, but a friend told me that highway patrol have to show up for a certain reason? Is this true?
    11 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 9 years ago
  • A.b. b.a.s. b.s. degree?

    What are the differences?
    What are the differences?
    1 answer · Higher Education (University +) · 9 years ago
  • Wheel alignment and then brake replacement?

    I'm planning on having my new set of tires put on along with a wheel alignment. Then a while after that I'm planning to replace the rotors and brake pads. Will changing the rotors and brake pads affect the wheel alignment? I'm scared it will because then the wheel alignment will go to waste. Thanks.
    I'm planning on having my new set of tires put on along with a wheel alignment. Then a while after that I'm planning to replace the rotors and brake pads. Will changing the rotors and brake pads affect the wheel alignment? I'm scared it will because then the wheel alignment will go to waste. Thanks.
    7 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 9 years ago
  • No seatbelt ticket in California?

    I have recently received a ticket because my passenger wasn't wearing a seatbelt. I was wondering if 1) my insurance will go up. 2) i will get points added. 3) how much the ticket would cost. Also, besides from the seatbelt ticket, I was also cited for a missing front license plate(which is correctable) at the same time. So there's two... show more
    I have recently received a ticket because my passenger wasn't wearing a seatbelt. I was wondering if 1) my insurance will go up. 2) i will get points added. 3) how much the ticket would cost. Also, besides from the seatbelt ticket, I was also cited for a missing front license plate(which is correctable) at the same time. So there's two violations, but on one ticket. So how am I suppose correct the license plate and solve the seatbelt issue?
    3 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 10 years ago
  • Hotel question?

    Let's say I get a room that's supposedly sleeps 4 people. Am I allowed to bring let's say 10 people in? If not, and I do so anyway, what can the hotel staff do? Will they kick us out or charge us extra? I'm asking because I plan on having a hotel party, but don't feel like get a lot of rooms because it wouldn't be as fun. Thanks show more
    Let's say I get a room that's supposedly sleeps 4 people. Am I allowed to bring let's say 10 people in? If not, and I do so anyway, what can the hotel staff do? Will they kick us out or charge us extra? I'm asking because I plan on having a hotel party, but don't feel like get a lot of rooms because it wouldn't be as fun. Thanks
    12 answers · San Francisco · 10 years ago
  • Question about credit cards, first timer?

    So I'm planning to get a credit card for the first time and I am new to all this stuff. I have no credit, so are there any good recommendations? What is APR? Let's say I get a credit card with 1000$. Under what conditions do I pay interest? Let's say I bought something for 100$, am I only suppose to pay off the 100$ or am I suppose to... show more
    So I'm planning to get a credit card for the first time and I am new to all this stuff. I have no credit, so are there any good recommendations? What is APR? Let's say I get a credit card with 1000$. Under what conditions do I pay interest? Let's say I bought something for 100$, am I only suppose to pay off the 100$ or am I suppose to pay 1000$ in order to avoid interest? Because I hear people pay off their balance(1000$?) and interest rates aren't even a factor anymore. Someone please explain, thanks.
    5 answers · Credit · 10 years ago
  • How can I check the weather a few months back?

    I live in Sacramento California and I want to check what the weather was like back in January, and I tried weather . com but they only give me historical record highs and lows. Is there any way I can check the weather for a specific day and such? thanks.
    I live in Sacramento California and I want to check what the weather was like back in January, and I tried weather . com but they only give me historical record highs and lows. Is there any way I can check the weather for a specific day and such? thanks.
    1 answer · Weather · 10 years ago