when an electrical engineer (bachelor, msc, phd, whatever degree) works as a free lance or owns his own small business or selling circuit drawings or electrical items do you call him/her electrician or electrical engineer over there in usa?
All depends on what you do, not your education. I have "high current" (there's "low" current version too) electrical engineering degree from Sweden (from a university connected to ABB), but I worked as an electrician not electrical engineer in a Zink mine in Sweden (before I changed professions).
Electricians in the States make good money, especially when lots of costruction is going on. When I converted my licences from Swedish to US and got to work at a small construction company , senior electricians there (after 8-12 years) were making $90k to $160k a year (they always quote "yearly" salaries here) and that was in Southeast where the living costs were relatively low. This was a succesful firm and we were making bonuses on profits the company was making. Here in Hawai'i they make even more (but it's more expensive to live here too). I don't know exactly what they all make now as I've switched professions long time ago...
Regarding a statement someone made "no airline will let a 5 months pregnant woman fly" - it does depend on the airline, I used to fly for Delta and am pretty sure if the lady had a letter from her doctor stating she was healthy, the pregnancy was moving along ad planned, etc., she'd be allowed to fly but I do not know what the "real" cut off pregnancy time was.
I know Poles and other nationalities like to be respected by others no matter if they're rich or poor. Why don't we do the same for the illegal Mexican aliens? They abuse our system for sure, many bring in drugs, some get involved on gangs, etc. but those people are not "rats"! as done people have called them. Easy to do in the heat if the battle (argument) but I think we shouldn't be doing that. It's a tough situation for sure, many are actually indiginious "Mexican Indians" and barely speak any Spanish, much less English. They're abusing a loophole in our system, so let's blame the system and not them.
[i] Polish girlfriend. Pregnant. Just do the right thing and take care of your girl, and your child, no matter what happens, no matter where you'll end up. She's worth it, and so is your child.[/]
Jason, I think we forgot to ask you the most important question here.
What does she want to do? What does she want you to do? ...and will you do what she wants you to do?