"Back in the day" we worked a lot with a guy that was an old school engineer, very smart and gave us work quite often. He was super easy to work with and if we asked him about a certain design, he would change it to what we recommended no questions asked.haha, Its nicer to work with big handful's of them from large corps., then at least you get to meet the more humble dudes also.
we hired one once, who wanted to try to be a machinist, bad idea,
I already knew the guy for years, already knew it was a bad idea.
He just wanted to check and monitor, and organize, and analyze, job shop shit parts, like dude, we just need to ge thtem done fast,
stop trying to engineer shit.
We had to let him go, he was extremely unproductive, and funny thing is he didn't understand that when we told him. haha
That guy was a blast to work with. Funny as hell too.