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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by richyboy, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. tomsinclair
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    [Jan 10, 2003]
    I'm a Production Supervisor on Oil and Gas facilities overseas.

    Been in Nigeria for over 4.5 years, just been in Burma for 24 days and heading off to Bangladesh for 6 weeks and then to Mexico and Brazil.
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  2. A4Steve
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    Sounds nice & warm Tom, back in the late 80's I was involved in the off shore game but out of Lowestoft, the furthest I ever got was a platform called BP Bruce - luckily I only went out on calm days.
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    [Jan 10, 2003]
    I was offshore for a spell. Worked as a data engineer (posh expression for a mudlogger!). My last few months were spent on the Britannia gas platform off Aberdeen. Miss some bits of the job but not being away from home for half the year /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif.

    Christian
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    [Jan 10, 2003]
    Was a Precision Mechanical Engineer working for Molins...

    Moved on to AutoCAD, ProE and IT for a small local Water Solutions Systems company...

    Now I'm doing a degree in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering and Design!

    So I suppose I fall into the job catergory of:

    Tax-dodging Waster?
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    [Jan 13, 2003]
    Dansky - Taylor Nelson

    Gren
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    [Jan 13, 2003]
    Would that be the same big telecoms company account as audi_girl works on? [/spits onto floor /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif]
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    [Jan 14, 2003]
    OK, hi there! wonder if anyone else on site is a member? I suppose the dreaded car stickers come in here or another mailer list..

    C
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    [Jan 14, 2003]
    Hi Carlo, I have no idea - there might be one or two but they haven't made themselves known!

    I have audi-sport.net in my S3 - keep an eye out for it in the carpark!!!!

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    [Jan 16, 2003]
    Network Administrator and support.

    More into the infrastructuring and hardcore networking stuff now.. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    Only 21, so need to keep it up, so I can afford my 996 Turbo /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Cheers

    Neal.
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    [Jan 24, 2003]
    Sorry about the blatent plug /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif
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    [Jan 24, 2003]
    he he oops !!!!!
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    [Jan 25, 2003]
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    After a few years serving Queen and country as a helicopter pilot in the Fleet Air Arm I'm now looking after 'Englands most dangerous' in Durhams maximum security prison. Thats why I need an S3.........to relax and de-stress.


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    Bit dangerous letting a WAFU

    a) Look after "Englands most dangerous"
    b) Letting them on this board /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Jonathan

    ex Junior Rate D194531M sir
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    [Jan 25, 2003]
    [ QUOTE ]
    audi girl said:
    PS - if you click "I want to preview my post and/or add an image" and add the pic's that way (rather than using IMG tags), the picture should resize to fit the window....

    I think anyway !

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    Thanks, but I had better get off the subject or I might get my wrists slapped. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    [Jan 25, 2003]
    [ QUOTE ]
    Chins said:
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    After a few years serving Queen and country as a helicopter pilot in the Fleet Air Arm I'm now looking after 'Englands most dangerous' in Durhams maximum security prison. Thats why I need an S3.........to relax and de-stress.


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    Bit dangerous letting a WAFU

    a) Look after "Englands most dangerous"
    b) Letting them on this board /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Jonathan

    ex Junior Rate D194531M sir

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    Hmmm been a while since I've been called a WAFU.
    Hopefully I'll be allowed to stay on this board, with your permission of course. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    It's good to see the senior service well represented and I'll try not to break my S3 as much as I did the Lynx....
    "Carry on".
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    [Jan 29, 2003]
    18ME
    Post up, when the site is finished. Will you be selling Global knives? We've got a collection and could always do wiv some more /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif..
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    Currently loafing and looking for worthwhile employment on the South Coast /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif


    RNR so agree with the WAFU comment, surface is the ONLY way forward!
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    [Jan 31, 2003]
    Mechanical Transport Technician in the RAF, leaving for Kuwait on the 24th of Feb for four months, never know might not come back.
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    IT Consultant/Project Manager - And also dealing with irrate customers!!

    Was going to join RAF as pilot, but decided against it for some reason /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif cant remember why mind!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    Rich B
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    [Feb 12, 2003]
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    Lewy said:
    It was probably due to the fact that the /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/pig_flying.gif aircraft are **** and they don't pay enough

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    Hey Lewy, think that's a bit harsh, not all of the aircraft are **** and the pay isn't that bad considering the benefits of being in the forces........and it also depends on your job within the RAF!
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    Gambba said:
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    Lewy said:
    It was probably due to the fact that the /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/pig_flying.gif aircraft are **** and they don't pay enough

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    Hey Lewy, think that's a bit harsh, not all of the aircraft are **** and the pay isn't that bad considering the benefits of being in the forces........and it also depends on your job within the RAF!

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    Min £18k, Max £80k... but would take a long time to get there!!! quality job too, cos pilots really dont do much when theier not flying...
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    [Feb 13, 2003]
    Customer Services manager for the largest OSP in the world..
    Narrow band & Broad band Internet. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
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    [Feb 15, 2003]
    [ cos pilots really dont do much when theier not flying...

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    Really! I wish that were true but unfortunately it's not
    'TOPGUN' and the workload between flights is bloody hard work. Plan,plan,check,check,plan some more and then if you're lucky launch. Don't get me wrong though.....best job on the planet.
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    [Feb 15, 2003]
    Ok... im getting jealous now! i want your job! What do you fly?
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    [Feb 15, 2003]
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    Really! I wish that were true but unfortunately it's not
    'TOPGUN' and the workload between flights is bloody hard work. Plan,plan,check,check,plan some more and then if you're lucky launch. Don't get me wrong though.....best job on the planet

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    If my memory serves me correctly the real work started once you docked at harbour. Oh yes, forgot the FAA had flown off before then so they could

    a) avoid the hard work
    b) avoid displaying a poor performance on harbour night /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Jonathan
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    [Feb 15, 2003]
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    Hey Lewy, think that's a bit harsh, not all of the aircraft are **** and the pay isn't that bad considering the benefits of being in the forces........and it also depends on your job within the RAF!

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    I loved my time in the forces, but the pay and benefits were **** IMHO. OK I was non commisioned and not on flying pay, but to earn close to what I expect as a civilian salary is nigh on impossible even as an officer.

    My recomedation would be for lots of young people to join up and have a good time, but get out with your sanity in tact /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Jonathan

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    IT Manager at a large pan-European mobile telco /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Alex.
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    [Feb 16, 2003]
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    RichA3Turbo said:
    Ok... im getting jealous now! i want your job! What do you fly?

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    I used to fly Lynx helicopters for the Navy but not any more, flew with a few 'crabs' during my training at Linton-on-ouse and Topcliffe. I only fly very boring cessna's occasionally so I have to resort to getting my kicks from reasonably fast cars.
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    I loved my time in the forces, but the pay and benefits were **** IMHO. OK I was non commisioned and not on flying pay, but to earn close to what I expect as a civilian salary is nigh on impossible even as an officer.

    My recomedation would be for lots of young people to join up and have a good time, but get out with your sanity in tact /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Jonathan



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    But there are far worse civvy jobs.........would agree with you get in have a good time then get out. One thing that i would say is better generally is training in comparrison to civilian life, which is quite often non-exsistent!
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    Hey I tell you what is **** about the forces - going to war. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/fuck_you.gif

    See you in 6 months!!!
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    [Feb 19, 2003]
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    Lewy said:
    Hey I tell you what is **** about the forces - going to war. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/fuck_you.gif

    See you in 6 months!!!

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    It depends which arm of the forces you're in, if you're RAF regiment, Infantry or Marines then you've looked forward to getting shot all of your life /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif
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    Land Agent specializing in Agicultural land, Country houses and Estates
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    [Feb 20, 2003]
    Computer Core Architect, answers on a post(card) who can guess wtf that means.

    Chris.
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    [Feb 23, 2003]
    IT (again) - testing broadband. I'm back in Ipswich (again). Therefore I'm looking forward to those meets.

    I got recruited back to BT in Ipswich after got made redundant last December. I knew they'll start looking for me again after making that bad move! A bit daft really, BT only saved a few grand by making me redundant!
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    [Mar 3, 2003]
    Guess what... IT!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif

    Working for a large American IT company looking after remote servers and networks all around the world, which is fun when everyone is asleep when you want to talk to them. We also act as a helpdesk for oher companies helpdesks, a sort of 4th line support. Mainly end up spending most of my day on Audisport courtesy of a nice T1 connection.

    Used to be a Nationwide Hardware field engineer but got fed up of driving round trips from Liverpool to London via Bristol everyday... and in a huuuuge van. Decided to go the software route as better money and you get to have a comfy seat. I haven't started wearing red shirts with yellow ties yet though like the UNIX guys here... only a matter of time I suspect /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    [Mar 8, 2003]
    Bsc Hons Multimedia Communications student at Bournemouth

    spledid course! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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