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Dilbert Classics

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    I would like to have seen more women scientists in federal civil service who had degrees in a science. No reason why they couldn’t have gotten the degrees. However, Clinton changed the hiring rules in 1993 and waived qualifications. The typical “scientist” and “engineer” in federal civil service has a high school diploma or a liberal arts degree. For example, the local forest at one point had 7 women “engineers” and not one had a degree in engineering. The same for most science specialties.

  2. Lakegal

    Lakegal said, over 2 years ago

    Like the Sanitary Engineer who picks up myntrash every week?

  3. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 2 years ago

    Hey! That guy’s thinking outside the scientific parameters of STEM-men. Is he an imposter? A liberal arts geek?!

  4. Strod

    Strod said, over 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur The typical “scientist” and “engineer” in federal civil service has a high school diploma or a liberal arts degree.

     
    Yeah, that’s actually not true.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 2 years ago

    I went to school for engineering in the 80’s. Easily a third to half the students were women. And most of them very smart. Couldn’t always say that about the guys.

  6. katzenbooks45!

    katzenbooks45! said, over 2 years ago

    I just retired from DoD as a program manager. When I was a deputy program director in a highly technical field, my Chief Engineer was a woman. The engineering field has a positive degree requirement, and has since before 1993. I have never seen engineering qualifications “waived”.

  7. Black4dder

    Black4dder GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ossiningaling

    “I went to school for engineering in the 80’s. "

    Me too. There were six women in my class of about 100.

  8. Astroman007

    Astroman007 said, over 2 years ago

    And those women reportedly said,

    “The odds were good, but the goods were odd!”

    With credit to Jorge Cham, author/cartoonist of the fabulously witty Piled High and Deeper comic strip who, AFAIK, coined that phrased or popularized it!

  9. Esperanza Martinez

    Esperanza Martinez said, over 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    AAAH! holy crap! no one cares!!!!

  10. Carl R

    Carl R said, over 2 years ago

    and…where did the name “Fig Newton” come from?

  11. R French

    R French said, over 2 years ago

    I was trained as an engineer in the early 70’s. Roughly 1/2 of people were female. this included petroleum, mining, metallurgical engineering as well as chemical and various space-related tracks. Oh, yes, mustn’t forget the computer engineers. Can’t say how many stayed with it over the years but females were most definitely represented then.

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