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Updated on Sunday, November 23

#20147

OMG: My employer has unrealistic expectations of what I can actually achieve. A mech eng without the slightest fucking slither of a clue about what neural networks are, I am expected to create a neural network for a robot (suggested casually by Mr supervisor sir).

Employer is to blame for shitty grammar and lack of creativity.

10 comments

  1. Sounds like a start-up company.

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  2. or you could read up on it and get used to learning on the job. you're in UW engineering after all, suck it up

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    1. Exactly. If your co-op placement arbitrarily decides to change your work description then bend right over and take it in the ass. Remember, you're in UW engineering after all.

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    2. @2a hahaha just wait until you graduate and you get a real job... you're gonna have a bad time

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    3. You assume too much 2.b. I see you're in the right university.

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  3. Your post is basically saying that you have no desire to learn something new. You can't expect the scope every task handed to you to be confined to what you've been fed in your undergrad courses. Learn how to *learn*. Engineering is all about learning new things; if your intention is to get a degree so you can use CAD all day, then go to a technical college and be done three years earlier. You're acting like it's a fucking tragedy to be asked to do something outside your comfort zone. If you still truly think it's unrealistic, then good fucking luck and have fun working in a factory because you're not cut out to be an engineer.

    If you had even bothered to read up on neural networks, you'd find that they're actually really easy and that your first year math courses should be sufficient to get some understanding on how they work. Make an effort to become smarter instead of sitting there and trying to convince everyone that you're a dumbass.

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  4. Grow up.

    Have a little ambition, and be willing to reach beyond what you're immediately fully qualified to do (since that's currently practically nothing). That's how you learn.

    It's okay to say to your employer "I don't really know how to do this task you've assigned me. I have a few ideas about how I might approach it, but I'll have questions and will probably need quite a bit of help." You're a fucking co-op student - they EXPECT that you will need help, and that they'll have to double-check your work, and that you'll have questions. And that's okay, as long as you're taking the initiative to learn, improve yourself, and do as much of the leg work as you're capable of - because that still saves them time, and provides them with a net benefit!

    And maybe you'll screw it up. Maybe you'll fail. Okay - well in the real world, that's how people learn!

    So instead of whining anonymously on the internet about how your job in unreasonable for asking you to actually *earn* your keep, how about you shut up and start seeing this for the golden opportunity it really is?

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  5. ITT: UW Engineers learn how to grab their ankles.

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    1. I thought that was a required skill to apply, why are some of them just learning now?

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  6. That sounds like an awesome task OP and you're a little bitch for not taking it

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