What Do Wi-Fi Engineers Do?

Wi-Fi Engineers live in a hybrid world. Part of their job involves traditional network engineering such as cabling, routing, switching, firewalls, etc. In addition, they perform many unique tasks involving radio frequency and spectral analysis. But what do they really do?

Here are some of my top things Wi-Fi engineers do:

  1. Answer escalated support calls for every single individual laptop issue, whether it's related to wireless or not
  2. Are constantly called into security meetings, to discuss the same topics, over and over again
  3. Respond to statements about how "wireless networks are inherently insecure / can't be trusted?"... every week, by someone inserting their opinions / 2 cents into something they know nothing about
  4. Regularly work on their laptops while outside / on the roof / in a freezer, at sub-zero temperatures
  5. Appear lost because they are constantly roaming the hallways with a laptop, looking up at the ceiling
  6. Typically have 3 (or more) dongles sticking out of their laptop for some weird reason
  7. Are never available at their desks because they like to walk around (see #5)
  8. Talk gibberish that includes acronyms that even other network engineers don't know the meanings to, such as RSN, WPA, PMK, dBm, etc.
  9. Explain why consumer Wi-Fi routers found at the local electronics store aren't sufficient for use within your organization, despite being 1/5th the cost of what they say they "need"
  10. Request funding for more access points in an area that already has wireless access, citing "behavioral changes in the use of this space" ... blah, blah, blah
  11. Run out and buy the latest portable gadgets once they're available, despite not having any real use for it
  12. Are constantly reading new books, articles, whitepapers. Reading, reading, reading....
What other tasks do Wi-Fi engineers do? Please share your list.