• Question: If you could change one thing in your job what would it be?

    Asked by Zack on 17 Jul 2021.
    • Photo: Chloe James

      Chloe James answered on 30 Jun 2021:

      There’s not a lot I would change about my job, as there’s a lot of flexibility. Something I would change if I could though, is working from home.

      Whilst it is nice to work from home, and you can save a lot of money on fuel and commuting (as well as sitting in your dressing gown if you wanted to!), I miss being in an office environment. I started my role during the pandemic so I haven’t been able to meet many of my team face-to-face yet, which has been a really strange experience, especially as we don’t use video calls at work (so I don’t really know what anyone actually looks like!!)

    • Photo: Sam Hurst

      Sam Hurst answered on 1 Jul 2021:

      Hi Zack,

      I would probably work less hours and work from somewhere close to home. Driving long distances can make you tired !


    • Photo: Ruth McKinlay

      Ruth McKinlay answered on 1 Jul 2021:

      I do like my job but if I could change anything it would be what we call unplanned outages – I work on a plant that makes chemicals and as the equipment is pretty old it can break down or start faulting. When this happens we have to drop anything else we are doing and work long hours to get everything working again – this can be fun but it is also pretty stressful and if you have stuff planned it can get in the way of things! Luckily though this doesn’t happen very often.

    • Photo: Helen Randell

      Helen Randell answered on 1 Jul 2021:

      It would be to make energy efficient technology really cheap so we could help everyone become more sustainable more easily.

    • Photo: Tommy Shinton

      Tommy Shinton answered on 1 Jul 2021:

      That’s a good question Zack, I enjoy my job so I wouldn’t change too much. Always nice to be paid a bit more for it though!

    • Photo: Rob Gilbert

      Rob Gilbert answered on 1 Jul 2021:

      It would be great if there was a bit more engineering/problem solving/design in my job but many projects need a lot of other planning and organisational work to come to fruition so having a broad skill set is useful.

    • Photo: Caroline Roche

      Caroline Roche answered on 1 Jul 2021:

      The one thing I would change is if you worked on a project you should be sent to see it working on site, even if it’s just for a visit.
      The way that my projects work is that as the project comes to completion, people are reassigned to other projects and there are only a few engineers that actually take the project to site. I’ve worked on a number of projects over the years but I’ve only seen a handful actually on site.