• If I have a 5 year university degree and my colleague has a 2 year mechanical design degree how can he get more money than I do?

    I recently started at a consulting agency and we will both start our assignments next week. It's the same company but two different jobs. I will work as a mechanical designer and assist the main engineers with various drawing, models and work with CAD/CAM programs. I'll also do calculations and things like... show more
    I recently started at a consulting agency and we will both start our assignments next week. It's the same company but two different jobs. I will work as a mechanical designer and assist the main engineers with various drawing, models and work with CAD/CAM programs. I'll also do calculations and things like that. I have a masters degree in engineering. My colleague has a 2 year associates degree but he has more experience. He has worked 4-5 years after school. He has more experience with production and working with his hands. He will work as a production coordinator and will try to bridge the gab between the engineering department and production and he will also do risk analysis and try to minimize errors in the assembling process. I am not saying that he shouldn't get more pay or that he doesn't deserve it. I am just surprised that despite all my years in school he gets 40 percent more than I get. It's a lot of money. Is it normally like that?
    12 answers · 5 days ago
  • Does anyone know of a good mechanical pencil for marking on galvanized steel?

    Work with a lot of galvanized steel and using a soap stone doesn t show very well and I have to resharpen it every time I use it to keep the lines tight so it will be accurate. Pencils work best but just like the soap stone, they dull out quickly. Is there a mechanical pencil out there that s durable that I could... show more
    Work with a lot of galvanized steel and using a soap stone doesn t show very well and I have to resharpen it every time I use it to keep the lines tight so it will be accurate. Pencils work best but just like the soap stone, they dull out quickly. Is there a mechanical pencil out there that s durable that I could use so I don t have to stop to sharpen it every time?
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • How many watts does my projector consume?

    I bought outdooor christmas projector with the following specs on the adapter: input- 120v-60hz, 0.20a output: 5v- 1.00A How many watts of power will it consume?
    I bought outdooor christmas projector with the following specs on the adapter: input- 120v-60hz, 0.20a output: 5v- 1.00A How many watts of power will it consume?
    14 answers · 5 days ago
  • Led, Resistor and Capacitor question?

    Im starting to learn about circuits and i have a question i cant seem to understand. When i connect a resistor, led, and capacitor in series why doesnt the led light up? Shouldnt it mean that the capacitor gets charged from the battery and then when i disconnect the battery from the circuit the capacitor should... show more
    Im starting to learn about circuits and i have a question i cant seem to understand. When i connect a resistor, led, and capacitor in series why doesnt the led light up? Shouldnt it mean that the capacitor gets charged from the battery and then when i disconnect the battery from the circuit the capacitor should power the circuit on its own for a short time?
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why are there so many engineers in the world...?

    Study shows that around 0.17 percent of the world population are engineers. I'm a 22 yrs old mechanical engineering student. How am I going to get a job in the future seeing that there are engineers everywhere??
    Study shows that around 0.17 percent of the world population are engineers. I'm a 22 yrs old mechanical engineering student. How am I going to get a job in the future seeing that there are engineers everywhere??
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is that a quantum computer and anti-matter?

    Best answer: It's Aliens. Always Aliens. But don't expect the government to admit that. Why? Because the government is run b
    Best answer: It's Aliens. Always Aliens. But don't expect the government to admit that. Why? Because the government is run b
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Current divider rule? Urgent help needed, 10 points!?
  • Do you think this will work to prevent future forest fires in California. If a network of water pipes with sprinkler valves would be?

    Best answer: That is silly.
    California law states that water cannot be diverted from the habitat of the Delta smelt.
    Saving the habitat of the Delta smelt is more important than saving all the homes (human habitat) in California, according to the liberal environmentalists.
    Best answer: That is silly.
    California law states that water cannot be diverted from the habitat of the Delta smelt.
    Saving the habitat of the Delta smelt is more important than saving all the homes (human habitat) in California, according to the liberal environmentalists.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Physical Science?

    If you have 2 batteries providing a combined voltage of 3V and you have measured the current in your circuit to be 1 amp, what is the resistance present if you have 2 resistors in a series?
    If you have 2 batteries providing a combined voltage of 3V and you have measured the current in your circuit to be 1 amp, what is the resistance present if you have 2 resistors in a series?
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • How to word an explanation of filter circuits?

    Best answer: "Filter circuits allow the transmission of input signals of certain frequencies while others are attenuated."
    Best answer: "Filter circuits allow the transmission of input signals of certain frequencies while others are attenuated."
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • Transforming 120VAC to 24VDC??

    Hello, I am needing to transform 120VAC to 24VDC, but, be able to support up to 75 amps as well. I have a step down transformer, which turns 120VAC to 24VAC. What do I need to do from here? I am trying to get this done cheap but with good quality.
    Hello, I am needing to transform 120VAC to 24VDC, but, be able to support up to 75 amps as well. I have a step down transformer, which turns 120VAC to 24VAC. What do I need to do from here? I am trying to get this done cheap but with good quality.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is a small turbine (400W) worth it for a house?

    It cost around $350, is there a long period where I break even? What types of things can the turbine power? I assume it can generate enough power in a battery to power lights and charge phones, tablets, etc?
    It cost around $350, is there a long period where I break even? What types of things can the turbine power? I assume it can generate enough power in a battery to power lights and charge phones, tablets, etc?
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • How do you cope with rejection at work?

    I have recently completed my sign off for becoming a Chartered Engineer. However when I had my meeting with my Mentor, he said that realistically I am still two years away from going for my review as I lack skills in engineering principles to do stuff on my own. Initially I though it would be next year. Everyone in... show more
    I have recently completed my sign off for becoming a Chartered Engineer. However when I had my meeting with my Mentor, he said that realistically I am still two years away from going for my review as I lack skills in engineering principles to do stuff on my own. Initially I though it would be next year. Everyone in my family thinks I should go for my review next year but everyone who is responsible for my development, including my line manager say that if I go next year, even with the right work, I will fail in my review. That was last week and since then I've been crumbling into a nervous wreck and avoiding friends and family by saying I'm too busy working, whilst saving face in front of my girlfriend who has been pushing the most for me to go for my review. Normally I can get back on my feet and find a solution but for this I have no plan. Can anyone help?
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • What are the lbs of load a screw can hold vs a nail in construction. Shear resistance withdrawal strength etc.?

    Trying to compare the facts and actually compare the numbers between screws holding power and resistance to forces vs nails. Some carpenters i speak to swear by screws and some swear by nails. So where can i find the numbers? Irc? Google? I cant find them please help.
    Trying to compare the facts and actually compare the numbers between screws holding power and resistance to forces vs nails. Some carpenters i speak to swear by screws and some swear by nails. So where can i find the numbers? Irc? Google? I cant find them please help.
    6 answers · 7 days ago