I thought I’d write another article which is a follow-up to my previous post advising the folks who might be considering an engineering career.

In this post, I want to explain the reasons why engineers and tech professionals wind up becoming road-kill at middle age. Why is the old engineer is always the bitter one who laments about how much higher their less academically brilliant sales counterpart is earning twice their incomes when they are still grinding in data centres.

As it was recently said on social media :

Retired bankers play golf, retired engineers drive taxi.

First of all, I did work with some engineering managers in their 50s. A lot of them are stuck in their old ways having worked in major MNCs for decades and then finding out that they are retrenched when the company decides that their services are no longer required. These are pleasant people …