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Comment Re: Generic engineers? Really? (Score 3, Insightful) 197

How about hire better candidates? If these are essential skills you expect out of a recent grad, why not hire people with those skills?

This is the case of unreasonable expectations. Just look at the list : "fundamentals of networking, computing, and coding" from "acoustic consulting engineering firm, consisting of a mix of mechanical, electrical, civil ".

Does he also expect them to write thier own compiler, all while willing to accept $50K starting salary?

Comment You need to have IT person (Score 5, Insightful) 197

It is unreasonable to expect mechanical engineer to be able to diagnose network issues, just like it would be unreasonable to expect network engineer to know how to calculate shear forces going through a support beam.

Hire multiple people to do multiple jobs or keep looking for a unicorn that knows it all and be prepared to pay appropriately high salary.

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