Southern Engineer Volume 20

Southern Engineer Volume 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... exceptions to this rule. In my own case which represents 15 years experience in power plants and 10 years of hard study after hours and sometimes while on duty, I have reached a position that pays something over $1350 a year. It is a moderate sized plant and I am on the lookout for something larger and better, because I desire to get nearer the top of the ladder of success. Some will say that this salary is nothing exceptional. But it is a good start. No man ever made a success of anything unless he liked the environments. One thing that keeps engineers down is the feeling that they are doing all that they are paid for doing. But a man will never get more until he proves to his employer that he is worth more. One short burst of enthusiasm will not do it; it must be kept up day after day. There is no other trade like that of an engineer. Some are above his plane, but most are below it, because they require a knowledge of only one kind of work, while that of the engineer includes a dozen trades. As a rule, engineers do not receive the consideration and remuneration they should get. This is especially true of the smaller plants. One thing that handicaps the engineer is that his department is the most expensive in the plant, and the owner is prone to buy cheap oil and supplies because it represents a large outlay of money for which he can see no direct returns, and oftentimes because an unscruplus salesman tells him that the cheap kind is as good as the higher priced brand. The owner is not a judge of such matters, and his engineer perhaps either cannot or will not prove the difference to him. No man is inclined to spend two dollars in place of one unless he is sure beforehand that he will get two dollars value for it. The truth of this I...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236944658
  • 9781236944658