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Why care tho?
Last time some dude made a comment about me "staying in front of a screen all day" I politely reminded them of having the capability to work virtually everywhere including my own house wilst enjoying good monetary compensation.
Not to be a dick to anyone here that hasn't made it, it will happen eventually. But why care about what others that have no influence on our field have an opinion of it?
LMAO I have been told that what we do is useless while I the person that said it was tapping away on candy crush on her mobile phone.
Mane just don't even sweat it about it.
You'll get over this whole thing. My relatives mocked me for staring at the computer all day. These days, I couldn't give a fuck because they're all poor and struggling to get by without putting themselves into debt.
I, on the other hand, can do whatever I want. I go to different islands, white sand beaches, and plan to go to more places that none of them could ever see in their lives. Everything they dreamed of, I made a reality for myself. I guess they should have spent their time working towards their goals instead of mocking other people who work on theirs.
As for your father, he's from a different time. Many of them don't really understand the "concept" of earning money from "staring at the computer". Better yourself, increase your cash, and flash it to him. You may not be a surgeon but who cares?
"I have money so fuck you."
Just here to say, that song's name (in its original, non-disdain form) is "Remember the Name" by Fort Minor, for those that didn't know. (A cool song)
iamai25121yDifferent people have different tastes and opinions and each job has pros and cons.
If you find some happiness if what you are doing then what others say has little importance.
matt-jd8031yI'd say our cultures are different, engineers are valued highly in my country. I'd just remind them that every fucking thing runs code these days, even the doctors wouldn't be nearly as useful without the tools we engineers made for them. If nothing else like the others said there's always the cash