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I DID IT!!
“I finally passed that stupid test!!
Went home after work yesterday, checked the mail, saw the thin envelope from the testing company, and thought, uh oh, I think thin envelopes are bad!! I proceeded to justify failing yet again. Thought I'd wait until after my haircut to open it, since I didn't want to walk in there all teary. But, I couldn't wait. I saw the word "passed" and began to hyperventilate! I jumped up and down, screamed, freaked out my cats (and probably my neighbors too) and got teary-eyed anyway!!
What an awesome feeling!!”
“CONGRATULATIONS! Good job Amy. I feel proud for you! =D”
“Good to go!!!
Another girl engineer!
What's this world comin' too?”
“Congratulations! I know how hard you've worked for this. Enjoy the feeling.”
“Congrats. When do you get your stamp?”
“I gotta apply for my license and all that jazz. I need to recover from my night of much celebrating first!!”
“Funny how a post will bring to memory a similar situation and the good feelings come flooding back. Congratulations, I know from your posts how hard you worked. I'm happy for you. Do you have a set of plans for building a really great outdoor crapper?”
“Great going! Congrats!!!!!”
“way to go Amy, I am proud of you. Next time I am up that way I will buy you a beer or two.”
“I know the feeling smiley girl, I think I reacted about the same way when I got the letter telling me I'd passed the CPA exam.
“Sorry for being a bobo, but what did you pass?”
“Congradulations Professional Engineer!”
“Bobo, it was an 8-hour engineering exam to get my license. I finally passed it on the 4th try!
Thanks all! I'm just gonna walk around glowing all day!!”
“Congrats, you sure nuff had the swagger going into it. Still want to be a teacher?”
How does this effect your future?”
“Hopefully it'll make it a LOT easier for me to get the raise I want. And I think it'll help me feel much more secure about just being here. I'm still going to school, and still planning my career change!”
“Congrats, SG. I'd buy you a beer, but since I'm so far away, I'll drink one in your honor tonight. :)”
“Congratulations, Smiley! You should have run your first 5K after you opened that up...you would have probably set a new world record for time!”
“Woohooooo! Congratulations, yes, achievement of goals is a wonderful feeling, esp. the big ones that take so much effort.
Very happy for you.”
“Congrats Smiley Girl!
Take your test scores to your boss's office, drop them on his desk, and say "I want my raise. Now."”
“no kidding, bit.
No joke. I'm sure a "power"move like that would work and being newly certified, I would think you would be able to find work easier, no?
“I was just thinking about when she posted her boss's comment when she asked for a raise last time. It was something like, "Well, you haven't gotten your P.E. yet."
Well, she has it now, or will very soon anyway, so there's no obstacle anymore, right?”
“Yay Smiley G - you got there in the end :o) - congrats.”
“iffin' he didn't give me that raise, I'd set a flaming chit bag in front of his cube!”
“Actually, I had a talk with my director yesterday. He apparently did some research about salaries of people in similar positions as me. He claims my base salary is right where it should be, but did admit that my bonus was exteremly low. I'm expecting a large mid-year bonus to make up for it. I told him I didn't believe my base salary was in line with the others, but I've shouted enough, and I ain't gonna get anywhere more if I keep b!tching. I'll take the bonus now and see what happens at the end of the year.”
“Good Job Amy!! Congrats.
"and got teary-eyed anyway!!"
I know the feeling. I had to take a test for my job. I stressed about it for sooo long. And, even when I found out I passed, I cried my eyes out. I guess we just had to get that stress build up off our chests once and for all!”
“Yawn. I knew you could do it.”
“OK, OK, I'm just jokin' around....
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! WOO-HOO!!!!! WOO-HOO!!!!! YEE-HAW!!!! WOO-HOO!!!! AWESOME! WAY TO GO!!!!! YEE-HAW!!!!!!
Still, I knew you could do it....”
“LOL! Thanks BowlderMan, PE. :)”
“Gotta change that handle now....”
“Well, I don't exactly have the license yet, just passed the test. THere's a crapload of paperwork to do to apply! That sucks!”
“Paperwork, schmaperwork! You already did the hard part!”
“There shouldn't be too much paperwork. They mail you a packet asking for more money then they mail you your number and the certificate. You give your number to prestodirect.com and get your seal.”
“PE? What about the KKA? :-P
But really, what fantastic news SG! Congratulations. Everything you've brought to your professional engineer's quest will serve you well in the teaching profession, too. And when you do switch careers, it'll be their loss and our gain.”
“Congratulations to the new PE from a long time PE. Well done.”
I'm So Happy For You
“WooooooHoooooooo......we all knew you would do it!!!!!!!
“How awesome!!! I remember how pessimistic you were after the test...goes to show ya!!
“Amy, congrats! Thats one heck of an accomplishment! What a great lesson in perserverance.”
“Thanks Birch, for the message you left. It was quite a fun day yesterday, despite the hangover I fought all day long.
And, on top of my good news, my boyfriend got a new job yesterday as well!
Pekka, what's the KKA??”
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