Author: francinevl

AM I walking on the roundabouts of looking for jobs? Awaiting advice! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2005-1-13 06:02:46 |Display all floors

Justin, that is your name, i suppose? I respect your opinion. Just saw something

want to share it with all of you. Again, nothing personal, do whatever you need to do. Good luck!

ZT一个美国工程师的幸福生活

  在三月举行的IIC展览会上,本站记者认识了StarGen公司的首席结构师Norm Rasmussen。Norm Rasmussen曾经在Intel公司工作了11年,他是Intel公司PCI开发组最早的成员,并且在1999年以前,连续七年担任PCI协议工作组的主席,同时,他还是PCI-to-PCI桥规范开发组织的成员。1999年,Intel公司PCI工作组的几个工程师觉得他们在PCI技术发展方面的理念和Intel公司已经有了分歧,于是离开创办了StarGen公司,2001年,Norm Rasmussen也加入了StarGen担任首席结构师。

 和Rasmussen的谈话,最深的感受是他是一个真正的技术工程师,而不是一个商人,所有的话题都围绕他现在所工作的StarFabric技术展开。然而,最吸引人的是他的电脑桌面,桌面照片是四个女孩一个两个男孩在一个军港的合影。Norm说,这六个小孩都是他的孩子。每个人都为此感到惊讶和羡慕,拥有六个孩子的家庭是幸福的,对于家庭的男性支柱,其艰巨性也经常让人想起一部电影的名字 --- Mission Impossible。本站记者很有兴趣和他聊起了作为一个工程师,对家庭和生活的观点。

  生活中有比工作更重要的事情

  "我和一般的工程师没有什么区别,当碰到问题的时候,往往想自己动手去解决它,特别是在处理过程中遇到难点,要啃'硬骨头'的时候,很难让我离开我的工作台回家,因为我对技术工作非常有兴趣,解决问题的过程中充满了乐趣。但是,我信仰基督教,在我的教区,人们告诉我,生命中除了工作还有其他很多重要的事情。

  "在Intel的时候,很多人都把工作作为生活中最重要的事情,并凌驾于其他任何事之上。我仔细观察他们的工作和生活,觉得他们并不真正的快乐。很多工程师从不休假,每天工作到深夜,也从来不过周末。当他们回家的时候,他们的家人和孩子都已经睡觉了。

  "我所在的教堂告诉我,要成为一个真正快乐的人,必须要和神建立良好的关系,和我的妻子,还有我的每一个孩子保持良好的关系和感情。我工作,一方面可以实现自我价值,另一方面,也是维持大家庭的生活的需要。一个人要从事他喜欢的工作,如果是无奈地从事的一个不喜欢的工作,那也会影响到他和家人之间的关系。我个人的幸福来自于对工作和生活之间的平衡比例,如果有一部分占用了过多的时间和精力,生活的幸福就会受到影响,只到我重新找到平衡。在这个不断改变的世界中,要一直保持好平衡是不容易的,需要时时刻刻注意。一般情况下我做得还可以,有时候这种平衡会被打破,这时候我需要提醒自己并努力重新实现平衡。多次以后,保持平衡会变得容易一些。

  "我的信仰,和神的沟通,使我能更好地找到这个平衡点,维护这个平衡,并最大化的运用我的资源,一般我们可以说是时间和精力。

  "九十年代中期,我做过培训教师,教工程师PCI技术。我非常喜欢这个工作,并且尽我最大的可能帮助学员了解PCI并掌握技术,使他们可以更顺利的工作,可以按时下班和家人在一起。

  成功的回报是再来一次同样的游戏

  "这些年的经历告诉我,在工作上的成功总是短暂的,他并不能让你真正的满足,甚至到了最后,随着时间的推移,不再如以前重要。PCI和AGP技术在我们这个行业非常的成功,我很高兴这个技术和市场的发展中有我的一份功劳。

  "在电子行业工作了20多年后,我发现成功给人带来的回报就是 --- 让你重新再来一次同样的游戏,无论你是做研究的,开发标准的,还是做销售,市场,或者项目管理,如果你曾经相当成功,那么就会有很多人找你,然后让你再把原来的成功重复做一次。

  孩子不会永远这么小,我必须现在享受他们的天真所带来的快乐

  "所以,我个人以为,真正的幸福和满足感不是来自于工作上的成功,而来自于你的家庭。

  "我在工作中非常成功,但是每天工作结束后,实际上很少有人知道你的成绩,而关心这个的就更少了。专利,职务和薪水只是工作水准的衡量方式。我从事的工作中,有很多机会可以获得专利,在Intel的时候,每获得一个专利就会得到公司发的一个奖章,最后我有了厚厚的一叠奖章,代表职业上的成功。但是对于我的孩子来说,他们不关心奖章,他们关心的是我有多少时间和他们在一起。我的家人不关心我办公室的面积多大,我开什么牌子的车,住在什么地方,他们只要我和他们在一起。

  "是在办公室多干一个小时,还是早回家和家人多呆一小时,对我来说是个很简单的选择,因为我已经开始知道什么是真正的幸福了。

  "很幸运,我有一个我喜爱的工作,有不错的收入,使我能支持一个大家庭,妻子不用上班。我的教友也告诉了我很多处理家庭和孩子关系的经验。我现在的工作需要经常出差,所以这个平衡有点被打破了。我采取的办法是尽量让自己回家吃晚饭,晚上和孩子们在一起。如果实在有必须完成的工作,我会先和家人在一起,等他们都睡觉后,再独自完成工作。很多人往往做反了,他们认为工作最重要,而家人被排在了第二位。

  "原来在硅谷工作的时候,那里人多,比较拥挤。现在我的家有两英亩大,我喜欢和孩子们在院子里种西红柿。有时候我也会放弃一些自己的兴趣,和孩子们做他们喜欢的事,即使我不太喜欢。我知道,孩子们不会永远这么小,他们很快会长大,我要把尽可能多的时间和他们在一起,享受他们的天真和乐趣。

  "对于人来说,任何事情都是可以做成的,任何愿望都是可以实现的。但是我们需要问自己,我们到底要达到什么目的,我们是否愿意付出代价来实现这个目标。如果没有明确的目的,很难成功,甚至最后往往让人感到失望。最成功的人并不见得就是最快乐的人,把个人关系,尤其是家庭关系放在最重要地位的人,才是最幸福的。

  "这张照片是在波士顿南部的军港拍的,我和家人在假期去那里游玩。那里有退役的军舰,允许孩子们爬上去参观。那是非常愉快的一天,所以我把它作为电脑桌面,它也每天提醒我,为什么我要工作。"

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Post time 2005-1-13 09:55:09 |Display all floors

My opnion

In reality,ideal work could not be secured at all by every guy.I believe everyone has a strong enthusiasm for pursuing big jump on career development. But,fierce position competition existing in our society often breaks his/her dream or courage.Where is your direction for development?Sometimes you have got to get a tradeoff among individual interest  and other factors,such as income,company's perspective.We often must attach our personal development with field's  fate where we  take a position from.

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Post time 2005-1-16 11:41:43 |Display all floors

find the right career more important than a specific job

1.stated above
2.things are not as bad as you see it. listen to others and improve yourself bit by bit, it wil make yourself as well as your boss happy

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Post time 2005-1-16 21:03:23 |Display all floors

Happiness is with yourself

I have met the same feeling of you, it still remains in my mind. You know what I did after meeting that feeling. I was patient ( very very much), then I resigned because I found I was in the wrong place although I loved the job so much.

I don't have much experience in working but I only know responsibility has limitation. We cannot respond in everything which we have done and I believe noone has responsibility in everything too.

Find some interesting thing to do for yourself, noone gives you a happiness only yourself.

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Post time 2005-1-21 16:09:23 |Display all floors

same feeling with you!

now i am working as the secretary of CEO. But i am not satisfied with my present job. Maybe it is quite different with i imaged. I do a lot of things everyday such as typing ,coping etcc. All of those are trivial. i do not how to change it. i do not mind small wage and a lot of job to do . i thougt that i done my job well. But my boss don't think so. He always think that my english is very poor and the other one is better than me. i donot know how to change his impression. But i still need this job.

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Post time 2005-1-22 22:00:53 |Display all floors

share too

To this question, we have a lot in common. I am doing a job that i have little interest in. My deep interest is also english and i keep on studing English since i graduated from college. But the work i am doing has little relation with English, i have to study it in a much difficult environment, and i have no oppotunity to give full play of english knowledge.it is so pity. I think about it for many times to quit my former job and change to a new environment.However, it is easy to say something than really do it, because i have a three people family to support now,  if i give up current position and look for a new one, there may be a possibility of losing all, like drawing water with a sieve. After all, i am 35 years old, may the oldest one on this forum.
So i need more courage than you to do what you can easyly do!
'Whatever, i ' ll try to do the right thing and make a good choice.
anybody's advice will be welcome.
best wishes for all of you!

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Post time 2005-1-22 22:55:22 |Display all floors

share too

To this question, we have a lot in common. I am doing a job that i have little interest in. My deep interest is also english and i keep on studing English since i graduated from college. But the work i am doing has little relation with English, i have to study it in a much difficult environment, and i have no oppotunity to give full play of english knowledge.it is so pity. I think about it for many times to quit my former job and change to a new environment.However, it is easy to say something than really do it, because i have a three people family to support now,  if i give up current position and look for a new one, there may be a possibility of losing all, like drawing water with a sieve. After all, i am 35 years old, may the oldest one on this forum.
So i need more courage than you to do what you can easyly do!
'Whatever, i ' ll try to do the right thing and make a good choice.
anybody's advice will be welcome.
best wishes for all of you!

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