Dear Huddie

Dear Huddie: The Engineering Quiz

January 10, 2014

Back for installment 25 of Dear Huddie – our first of 2014! Happy New Year to all

That’s funny from the internet… my guess is both would have to be engineers!

engineers wedding ring

It’s 2014 – time to dig deep and determine if you are in the right job for you. The simple little quiz below will help you determine if you should be on looking for your dream job!

Scoring – Yes = 5, Sometimes =3, never =1. Write the corresponding score below the question, sum up your answers, and use the scoring chart to see if you should run screaming from your job.

1 – You openly cry when you wake up for work.
2 – You feel your boss should be on the FBI’s Most Wanted list with ‘wanted dead or alive’ on the poster. Please note, this might be a boss issue and not a job issue!
3 – At this year’s holiday party you tried to dance (let’s face it, pretty good assumption engineers should not be dancing!).
4 – Your first move when you get to work is to search for a new job (double points for this one!).
5 – While searching for a new job at your current job you took the time to read this! (Double points!)

What did you get?

30+ = Go directly to a new job, do not pass go, do not collect $200!
20-30 = Dip your toe in the job market, but do not get in the pool yet!
< 20 = We all have learned from Confucius – “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

I read a quote once – “The present is pregnant with the future.” Two comments: One – I wasn’t there, never met her! And two – only you can change your future!

Thank you again for listening. That’s it for now. Next installment in two weeks – don’t forget to send your Dear Huddie questions to