Question: Would you recommend that your children become a surveyor?
My Answer: Hell no!!
So what is the answer from my readers? Please chime in.
So there in lies my dilemma. When I am asked by a young person if I would recommend this as a profession what do I say? Really, if I would not recommend it to my kids how could I in good conscience tell someone else's kid to do it?
Do I tell them the truth?
That surveying is a great job as long as you work under the shield of the government or a big company.
And further be even more honest and tell them that it is an absolutely horrible business to be in.
How does one explain the truth to an enthused youngster without kicking the wind completely out of their sails? A great job but terrible business? Seems to be a contradiction.
How does one explain the difference between the surveying biz and the customer service biz?
Personally I am in the customer service business and surveying just happens to be the professional service that I provide. I get a lot of work from people that have previously used surveyors that have bad customer service.
So fellow surveyors, what say you on this topic?? Please step up with some input.
Make it a great week!