In my experience as an engineer, I've found that we're nearly as bad as teachers when it comes to whining--and for the same reasons. Both groups think that it's a crying shame that other professionals get paid more and have better respect and job security. If you're not certain about this, go and visit Scott Adams.
Now, one might point out that an engineer (or teacher) with a BS has hardly worked as much as a cardiologist with eight years in grad school, and that's true. It might be rightly countered that a lot of lawyers and doctors are there because they didn't want to do higher math, and that many engineers and teachers also have graduate degrees.
However, I think that both arguments miss the main point; that extremely respected and well-paid professionals tend to be, or at least have the opportunity to be, entrepreneurs. Certainly this is the case for lawyers and doctors, who tend to work in partnerships, not corporations. It's also the case for financial consultants and businessmen.
And so it comes down, perhaps, to whether one figures out a way to get rid of your boss. It's not easy when a factory is needed to produce what you design, but maybe it's possible.
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