Re: My hopes are dashed
I know a few chaps that work at LockMart etc in various divisions. Most of them work on tiny component bits (leading edge design on a missile fin for example).rather than the whole thing.
I've asked them about it, and the general response is, "If I wasn't doing it someone else would be, so the stuff would all still be designed and exist anyway. The money is alright, and the engineering challenges we have to solve are awesome."
A lot of them are fairly hippy lefty types as well, which always makes me chuckle.None of them have killed themselves yet...