Re: Engineering Mentors Attitude/Role Towards Their NEM Counterparts
We, unfortunately, have about a 50:1 member-to-pure NEM ratio. She does a fantastic job (good thing, because otherwise we'd starve), but that means a lot of us EMs (can I say that?) do NEM work as well, which can be even more exhausting. As for the relationships, we're a very close-nit team with a pretty good round-table management system. It's hard to draw the EM-NEM line when you're just watching people interact. Yes, EMs and NEMs have different perspectives, but I dare say a lot of that's up to our personalities rather than our positions. We have some--quite a few, actually--very "big picture" as well as technical EMs, and a few that stick more on the technical side.