8 The Oregon Surveyor | Vol. 44, No. 5 OrYSN Corner I sent a questionnaire to four of my peers, two in the Bend area and two in the mid-valley area. In each location, I chose one person in the private sector and one in the public sector. Leo Litowich, PLS A s the Chair of the Oregon Young Sur- veyors, part of my job is to provide networking to my peers. The other half is representing our demographic to the old surveyors. This month, I wanted to write on the second subject. I recently took a call from a surveyor who I know by name as another regular survey- filer in the area. I was surprised when he identified his employer as a public agen - cy. We chatted a little about his move, which sparked the idea for this column. I think it’s important for private owners and public managers to hear what their employees perceive to be good and bad about each of their lines of work. Person- ally, I worked pre-graduation summers for federal agencies, then went to work in the private sector after I obtained my degree. Since then, all of the Young Sur- veyors I know who have switched have gone from private to public. I sent a questionnaire to four of my peers, two in the Bend area and two in the mid-valley area. In each location, I chose one person in the private sector and one in the public sector. In Bend, the private sector is represent- ed by Aquila Reed, OIT ’17, LSIT, and an employee of Hickman, Williams, and As- sociates, Inc. (HWA). The public sector is represented by Tyler Puzey, OIT ’16, LSIT, and an employee of the Oregon Depart- ment of Transportation Region 4. Both Aquila and Tyler have been at their pres- ent employers since OIT. In the mid-valley, the private sector is represented by Arlo MacDonald, OIT part- time, LSIT, and an employee of Leland MacDonald & Associates, LLC. The public sector is represented by Lee Hanson, OIT ’16, LSIT, and an employee of the Oregon Department of Transportation Region 2. Both Arlo and Lee have been at their present employers since OIT. Here are my questions and their answers, which have been lightly edited. vs What Do Kids Like These Days?