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Favorite team:LA-Lafayette 
Location:Baton Rouge
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Number of Posts:90
Registered on:8/30/2012
Online Status: Online

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re: PE exam this Friday. Who's taking it? - ljd4662
I'm taking the mechanical thermo and fluids option. Just ready to get it over with. ...
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re: 401k with 4% Company match? - ljd4662
Not bad, but definitely not great. I know of a few companies that match 10%. ...
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re: salary negotiations - ljd4662
I am a Gr 5 then. They did offer a signing bonus. I am starting to feel like I asked for too little salary wise. I know about the 0% 401k for the first year, but the 401k match is nice after 10 years. ...
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re: salary negotiations - ljd4662
I was forced to give a number in the online application. They gave a little extra in the offer though. So I probably won't get much salary wise. How will I know if I'm Gr 4 or Gr 5?...
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re: salary negotiations - ljd4662
Offer is from Shell. I'm going to try and get another week of vacation. I was really looking forward to that 3rd week. ...
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re: salary negotiations - ljd4662
[quote]Entry level or what? [/quote] 5 Years experience. Its pretty solid compared to my current salary (+18% and signing bonus), but I don't want to leave anything on the table. Benefits are comparable to my current company. The only downside that I see so far is that I am about to earn a 3rd ...
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salary negotiations - ljd4662
I just received offer for an engineering role with a large oil and gas company. Initially it looks pretty decent on the surface, but I will read more into it tonight. My question is, if I feel I could do better how do I go about countering or negotiating a better deal without screwing anything up?...
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re: Question for Project Managers - ljd4662
The word "engineer" in a job title is overused for people with no technical background and I find it has become essentially meaningless. ...
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re: Questions about interview/pay - Update, Another Question - ljd4662
[quote]I want to avoid any questionable practices even if it means not getting the offer. He said to let him know and he would call Monday if I wanted.[/quote] I don't think its unethical, but its tough to say how the hiring manager will perceive it. I believe you said they sought you out. This...
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re: Questions about interview/pay - Update, Another Question - ljd4662
[quote]Here's my experience with this sort of situation: I was making a salary at my job but felt I should make about $8,000 more. I went to my current boss and asked him for it due to fairness. He told me there wasn't anything he could do and I was being paid fairly. I got an offer from another com...
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re: Ignorant question about health insurance deductibles and out of pocket maximums - ljd4662
[quote]This is what confuses me, the plan I am looking at has 100% coverage of everything after deductible is met, but still lists a $3000 OOP max. [/quote] Oh, then I don't know...
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re: Ignorant question about health insurance deductibles and out of pocket maximums - ljd4662
[quote] I only have to hit $500 once in a calendar year[/quote] This Your insurance may have an 80% coverage 20% co insurance amount after the deductible. I think this means that you would pay 20% of the amount of each service until you hit $3000 maximum for the year. Read the policy and see...
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re: Anyone ever leave a great job to start a business? - ljd4662
[quote]No doubt it would be a challenge and stressful, but where I am now is not challenging, but still stressful at times. The most stressful part is wanting to make a difference, but any effort will likely be a waste of energy. [/quote] I think we all understand this, but your question should b...
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re: How good is LSU Engineering? - ljd4662
[quote]How many "UL-L-Breaux Bridge engineering program is better" posts have there been?[/quote] I don't think anyone has said that, but I did say that it shouldn't be implied that ULL engineering is easier than LSU. I would think the two are on par with each other, but I can only speak for mec...
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re: How good is LSU Engineering? - ljd4662
[quote]Which classes he/she teach?[/quote] He is a MCHE professor that teaches Machine design 1 and 2, fluids, advanced fluids, and mechanics of materials. ...
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re: How good is LSU Engineering? - ljd4662
[quote]Hibbeler at ULL is a fricking anima[/quote] Hibbeler was a baby dog next to Lovonia Theriot. ...
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re: How good is LSU Engineering? - ljd4662
[quote]But I do know the engineering classes at ULL and Southern are definitely easier than LSU[/quote] And how do you know engineering classes at ULL are easier? I know I'm biased because I went there, but MCHE at ULL wasn't a cake walk. ...
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re: Mechanical Engineer PE Test - ljd4662
I am working through Lindeburgs Practice problem book, but how do the actual test questions compare to his book? Most of them would be tough to finish in 6 min. ...
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Mechanical Engineer PE Test - ljd4662
I know this doesn't pertain to money,but are there any professional engineers on this board that can give me some advice on how and what to study for the test? ...
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re: Car Buying Fees - ljd4662
On my current truck we settled on a price and they tried to add on around $500 in fees when it came time to sign everything. I just told them that it was a deal breaker for me and I would walk if the charges weren't removed. ...
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