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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Caesium, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. kriswithak
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    kriswithak Coupe S2 2.2 20v Turbo

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    I will soon be driving around in silver Skoda Octavias with blue and yellow batternburg reflective graphics and blue flashing lights.

    KRSOne sang a song about my sound.
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    I'm a mechanical engineer by training (not long finished a 4 year apprentiship) and I'm now a process engineer setting up and troubleshooting injection moulding tools for Avent, for those of you with young kids I'm sure you'll know the name :sm4:
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    Quattro_Lew All Torque

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    Im A Trainee surveyor 2 years through my 7 year college and uni courses, work mostly on the railway, its fun :)
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    Geordie Mike Yeee-haw

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    I'm a production engineer for a North Sea Oil operator (Marathon) basically making sure as much oil & gas comes out of the ground as possible to take advantage of $60/bbl while it still lasts.

    Mike

    The kitchens thing is handy, thinking about doing mine and posting a question about recommendations... spooky.
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    So are North Sea supplies gonna run out like we keep being told they are???
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    bbigman2000 Mugello Blue RS6 Saloon 03

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    I own a security company, supplying door staff to Nightclubs, we also provide training to other security companies to Security Industry Authority Standards.

    Currently I have 120 staff.
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    Lots of successful people looks like i'm letting the side down.:ermm:

    I'm assistant manager of a branch of motorworld and i fit stereos for some extra cash because the money is rubbish :(
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    C_Audiboy Vroom Vroom

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    I work in converged networks, dealing mainly in Cisco VoIP (Callmanager, Unity, IPCC etc). I travel throughout Scotland designing/installing data networks and VoIP telephony systems for clients.

    I've only just made a big jump - I moved away from a large integrator to join a relatively new company setup by a few guys I've worked with over the years. I've got a stake in the company so I'm hoping it all takes off!!!

    Interesting thread BTW :thumbsup:
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    Can beat that - probably going to be thought of as the scum of the site saying this but hey ho!

    Customer relationship management officer for the Department for Works and Pensions :sorry:

    I can tell the abuse is about to start!! :crying:
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    At least you have a job mate, Scum are those who don't work and sponge of the government at our expense, even working in Maccy D's on minimum pay is better than sitting on your backside doing jack.... :thumbsup:
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    Cheers mate, can't say I'm proud to admit I work there but like you say - at least I'm working!
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    I'm a Java Application / Software Engineer for a technology company. We look after contracts with Sky, BAA, Channel 4 etc etc, bit a boring job to be honest, but it means I get to stay near York instead of having to be based down south.
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    I'm a performance tester..basically test software for load and speed. currently working at Sky, but tend to move around a bit.

    you work for Ioko?
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    I am in my final year of university. I am studying Financial Services.

    I also work part time at Tesco on the Meat counter to earn some drinking money and make sure I have no student debt.
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  15. 28v6
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    In a word No... Aberdeen and the North Sea has never been more bouyant (Pardon the pun!) Life expectancy is at least 15 - 20 years (Assuming someone doesn't roll over on the "Big Red Button" during their sleep!!) Beyond that though we've already started importing Oil from other sources Other than the Big A!! Places like Kahzakstan etc export Gas & Oil to the UK through various large Pipelines including "Langleland" and hits the UK from Russia at Easington in Hull. Other major Exporters are Canada looking to have alliances with Scotland due to the amount of Ex Pats over there (and if your in need of a job Canada is the place to go with Top Dollar being paid for basic mechanical skills!!) and they are looking to be bigger that the "Big US of A" by 2020!! Current O&G Projects in the UK was set by the DTI at 3.5 Billion and for the last two years have doubled in monies spent i.e 6.5 Billion and this year expected to be 9 billion plus.... So no, no panic buying yet...:blow: :faint: :friends:
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    Good to know
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    Ad Borat would say " I LIKE "
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    Just a matter of finding the right opening mate, and you will be up and away.

    Working for somone else isnt the best, try and branch out on your own.
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    Yea i plan to just need that opening :o.k:
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    I work for a large accountancy practice helping lawyers when they have litigation cases involving compelx finance issues or calculations.

    Never a dull day!

    We occasionally get to give evidence in Court which can be quite daunting!!
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    Hmmm, that would be telling ;-) .......
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    I'm a Study Manager working for one of the biggest Pharmaceutical companies.
    Used to be in Data Management which I miss. Mainly project management now, but when I have time I still get to play around with databases.
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    Drizz Project Plush

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    Thankfully another NORMAL person then LOL i just read water meters!
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    :friends:
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  25. Caesium
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    Fair amount of comms people on here then.... you can tell we're busy during the day...
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    Nice one - good summary! Must be an interesting job anyway.
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    I work for Tesco's distribution, ensuring the right stock makes its way onto the right lorry etc in time.
    I am self training MCSE/MCSA etc

    I am a qualified mechanic, but as AndyTQ stated, no money in that really and **** working conditions

    Need more money to buy turbo stuff
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  28. S3 I wish
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    I work for T-Mobile mainting the masts mainly ground work in the cabins at the bottom of them replacing hardware and microwave radios. Driving about the country or sitting in the house when there is no faults!!!!
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    silver75 Big Ron

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    ..the fact that I am dossing on here all day posting pics of porsches should give away what I do for a living




    I'm a civil servant :undwech:
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    I'm a Marketing Assistant for a Construction Company.
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    :laugh: thank god our taxes are being put to good use, you can never have too many Porsche pics

    whoever said the public sector was littered with inefficiences ;)

    nice one
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    I think it would be quite beneficial to make this post sticky - mods?
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    I run my own little IT Services company. www.oktogo.co.uk

    Does owning an Audi also mean your day is spent in front of a PC? I wonder if you own a BMW you spend all your day down the sewers?
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    I'm a senior artist at a computer game company. Just finished up on an Xbox 360 title that gets released early next year.
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    quality, game playing for money
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    [Oct 30, 2006]
    Am a computer programmer within the world of SAP....

    But bought a house in April... made redundant in July (no mortgage protection)... babe was born in August... clutch went in S3 (£1000 plus other bits) September...

    so basically I am on the dole....
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    Hard lines mate.......we use SAP for our accounts very good software..sure your luck will change
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    Any room for an aprentice :laugh:
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    Thanks mate.
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    timber technician a.k.a joiner/chippie would love to be a cop but not enough bucks to get me by. dont know what save means ? live for the moment ! :yahoo:
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