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How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton Dec 8, 2014. 12 Replies

Dear fellows,I recently graduated with an MSc in Innovation Management from a highly regarded European business school, and the last two days I've had interviews at two very interesting companies.One…Continue

1911 mag release

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew D, USA Ret Mar 20, 2014. 6 Replies

Hey guys,I was wondering if there are people here with lots of experience with carrying colt 1911's. The background for me is airsoft (don't knock it, I don't live in a country where 'get a real gun'…Continue

Training with a backpack

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Nov 13, 2013. 5 Replies

Hello fellows, I was wondering if anybody could give his opinion on what I did today, my reasoning behind it, and whether I might be completely making an arse out of myself. Me: 25 y/o male, 6'4",…Continue

Breaking it off: The right words.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Amey Mar 12, 2013. 12 Replies

Dear fellows,A couple of months ago I met a stunning girl and we started dating. It was the first girl I dated (in stead of you know what) since a very very nasty break up with my ex-gf of two and a…Continue

 

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Rick Shelton replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.
"Excellent, congratulations on the new job."
Dec 8, 2014
Milo Morris replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.
"LOL!!!! Of course there have been times and situations where I felt insecure and/or inadequate."
Dec 7, 2014
The Dutch Dastard replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.
"Well fella's, I'd like to thank you all for your advise.  A decision has been made on the fact that the ship building company told me they won't be starting to make any kind of  a decision 'till half January, and that…"
Dec 7, 2014
Carl Monster replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.
"unsure whether they can place me but will have a hard time actually placing a non-engineer The above have alarm bells going off in me. If they move mountains to place you, you better perform perfectly and error-free or your ass is grass. Also,…"
Dec 3, 2014
Rick Shelton replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.
"Kind of not a no-brainer here.  Neither company has made an offer so it's kind of soon to be getting excited, although I do understand quite well. The ship building company doesn't even know where they would place you, or is that you…"
Dec 3, 2014
Kit the Odd replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.
"Being young and straight out of school is the best time to take this type of risk.  +startup Possible High $ eventually. +startup Low actual $ to start. -startup Actual offer. +startup   Something very close to dream job.…"
Dec 3, 2014
Regular Joe replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.
"I'm with Will.  You'll never know how much a job you're passionate is really worth until you're in a job you absolutely dread.  You can always switch jobs, but keep in mind that it's much, much more difficult…"
Dec 3, 2014
Milo Morris replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.
"Joining the established company has a few benefits: a) its something you've always dreamed of doing, b) it offers more job security than a start-up which might not make it past the 3-year hump, and c) working with seasoned colleagues and the…"
Dec 3, 2014
Leto Atreides II replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.
"And there you have it."
Dec 2, 2014
Will replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.
"No-brainer:  the one you've dreamed of for years."
Dec 2, 2014
Leto Atreides II replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.
"No-brainer: Startup."
Dec 2, 2014
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How cautious should I be? A two-company conundrum.

Dear fellows,I recently graduated with an MSc in Innovation Management from a highly regarded European business school, and the last two days I've had interviews at two very interesting companies.One of them is a highly regarded and fast growing company that deals in an old passion of mine; ship building (and a very specific sort at that). As I started my studies with maritime engineering, it feels like a good fit to me (among many other reasons of course), although they would've preferred it…See More
Dec 2, 2014
The Dutch Dastard replied to Brett McKay's discussion Family Crests
"Frysk bloed tsjoch op! Well met, brother. Recently i've been doing some research into what it all means. We share the silver rose (on red), being a symbol for the virgin Mary, and a symbol for the farm building itself. Yours indicate that the…"
Oct 16, 2014
The Dutch Dastard replied to Carl Zander's discussion The Hitman-Sniper-International Spy Workout
""and the best place to look for a gun is in the red trucks glove compartment". Nice quote Shane. "
Oct 8, 2014
The Dutch Dastard replied to Joseph Robert's discussion Awkward circumstance with my son
"Handled it great, but that doesn't make it less awkward. It just is what it is: an awkward situation handled well. No need to feel awkward about feeling awkward, if you catch my drift. "
Oct 4, 2014
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Gentlemen,As it seems to be the tradition to introduce oneself in this thread, here goes.My name is Victor, and i am a 22-year old student of Business Administration.I was born in Oman, after which i was quickly spirited away to live in lovely Malaysia for six years. After that we went to my home country: The Netherlands.Apart from my study, i now mostly concern myself with the finer delights in life: cooking, eating, drinking, smoking, reading and dressing. As a hobby combined with a job, i work as a (very amateur) small arms historian in the Delft Army Museum.You will notice that sports is, unfortunately, not on that list.I used to be somewhat fanatic, mostly in sailing, golf and hockey (fieldhockey that is, you freezing North-American types!). On a beautiful morning in march, due to an unfortunate tactical decision on the field, my head was ungently contacted by one of my team members knees. This resulted in lots of sanguinem (blood) and cruorem (gore) on his part, and a whiplash on mine.That pretty much rendered me useless for, well, everything, and so the recovery started.Now, a year later, i have just completed my first round of golf, and i hope this summer will prove i'm fit enough to sail a boat, and teach that too (one of my fondest hobbies).On the Art of Manliness i hope to find answers for my questions, questions for my answers, and a good place to improve and practice my grasp of the English language.Furthermore, i'm absolutely delighted to find a community of people who would not regard it as 'weird' or 'over the top' to dress well, behave well, and discuss the fine things in life ranging from a good shave to the sweatiest, done to earth, nature-people things.Sincerely,The Dutch Dastard

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Silly Netherlands

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 5:52am 2 Comments

This is planet earth

And this is The Netherlands and this is Holland. Many people think Holland is the capital of Amsterdam. So if you think so right now, you are wrong.

Since ancient times we have survived on cheese and stamppot and selling slaves and spices. Stamppot is a dish where you take good food and potatoes and mash it to a pulp and eat it with a plastic sausage that you buy at a clothing and utility store.

Then in the 1600 we invented making land with windmills…

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The girl: Part two

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 3:59pm 0 Comments

Rather taken aback, but not without my wit I told her she could have my number, or have a drink with me now. She opted for the latter, and we chose a semi-quiet place at the far end of the bar. She drank wine, I drank beer, and we both drank like sailors. Somehow we were familiar with each other, and before long I told her the things that I know put off most women, and enthrall another kind. I told her about how at age 18 I had an affair with a 39-year old woman, married with two children. I…

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The girl: Part one

Posted on November 18, 2012 at 3:13pm 0 Comments

I was bored, looking around. The formula of the student bar was good; open early, serve cheap beer, close early. The beer was exceptionally cheap today, as they were being paid for by the university to encourage first year students to get to know each other. My class mates were two or three years my juniors, and we were right on the edge of ages where those numbers still matter. Conversation died down to my so called mentor and I. In age my peer, in this study my senior, but socially an…

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