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Mr James Worrell, P.E., M.ASCE


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Posted By James Worrell Sep 7, 2020 12:12 PM
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Joseph- a nice list to follow. I would like to add two more items: 1. Always keep a diary- not any diary- but one with bound pages and in ink. At the end of reach day, underline what you have written and cross out the blank spaces. This diary should include all phone calls, meetings, etc .Emails should ...
Posted By James Worrell Aug 1, 2020 12:49 PM
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Although it might be way too soon to be thinking about long term goals, I see that you really like your work and enjoy being in the field. Your education may have headed you into design, but you might consider construction.Your working for the right contractor and using your experience and knowledge ...
Posted By James Worrell Mar 1, 2020 2:50 PM
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Chad:  I think that any discussion on safety by design should consider the safety of those who work in or near the structure, those who perform maintenance, and those constructing the structure. There are many real life examples of all of these. ------------------------------ Jim Worrell] Retired PE, ...
Posted By James Worrell Mar 1, 2020 2:48 PM
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Andrew gives some good advice- regardless of the degrees, etc., one needs to start in an entry level position and work your way up. Due to the universities and others, the term "construction management" has now become something akin to"document management" which can also be done by non-engineers- but ...
Posted By James Worrell Jan 3, 2020 10:22 AM
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It is nice to think about retirement- sleeping late, traveling, enlarging your hobbies- just like the good- looking elderly couples with good hair and teeth on the beach as found in the ads. However, there are the inevitable things to consider and these are based upon today- not the future where none ...
Posted By James Worrell Oct 13, 2019 10:11 AM
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Over the years I have found that the most important time is at the end of work where I would finish out the day with my diary entry (everyone should keep a diary) and plan for the next day with meetings, phone numbers , appointments, etc. This allowed me to go home and wake up on the next morning with ...
Posted By James Worrell Sep 12, 2019 8:43 AM
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There is more than one type of networking and I firmly believe that women are much better than men with networking. My daughter is in sales and is in a small group of women in sales that meet periodically to exchange leads, etc. The only negative aspect is if there are two selling the same general type ...
Posted By James Worrell Aug 28, 2019 7:30 PM
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In 1969, Robert Townsend, then CEO of Avis who masterminded their turnaround, wrote a best-selling book that to a large degree upended common corporate thought. The book was titled "Up The Organization: How to Stop the Corporations From Stifling People and Stifling Profits". His take on meetings was ...
Posted By James Worrell Aug 23, 2019 9:18 AM
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Mohamad, I think that you will find that challenges will come to you rather than the other way around. They may take many forms and can be unexpected. Hopefully you will concentrate on other issues in your job search. Look for an employer where you can gain a broad range of experience so you can use ...
Posted By James Worrell Aug 14, 2019 2:08 PM
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Unfortunately, the real company culture is frequently not revealed until you have been at the new company for a short while. Do you adapt, stay in misery, or flee?The interview stage may be entirely different from the reality. ------------------------------ James Worrell Mostly Retired PE, RLS (retired) ...
Posted By James Worrell Aug 10, 2019 8:42 AM
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I find it interesting that no one has mentioned  linking an engineering degree with a MBA, which was highly touted as the route to promotion some decades back. My own school even combined the two in one building. I am glad to see that no one mentioned that option in this discussion. I have known many ...
Posted By James Worrell Jul 31, 2019 9:26 PM
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I have changed jobs several times in my long career- mostly because companies change quicker than people. This may be because of losing a good boss, a change in management, a buyout or merger, etc. Regardless of your current misery, don't move on until you have the new job secured. You should be realistic ...
Posted By James Worrell Jul 28, 2019 9:21 AM
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Chad points to a difference between design and construction, where in construction our three goals are quality, safety, and profitability. As a heavy lift engineer (Rigging Engineer), there were basically two different entities at work. Firstly, was mine where I, as both engineer and lift project manager, ...