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Started this discussion. Last reply by Vendetta Jul 25. 2 Replies

Hi there,I havnt been on the boards for a while but i've just gained a promotion and could do with (hopefully) a few pointers.About four months ago a started work at a small engineering company after…Continue

getting into project management?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucius Artorius Castus Mar 27, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi,I'm working as a highways inspector and I'm thinking about getting into civil engineering project management. Does anybody have any experience in this, good things,bad things?ThanksJames Continue

how to clean up a pewter flask

Started Feb 25, 2014 0 Replies

Hi there, I've recently inherited a pewter flask and I'm looking to Clean it up and reuse it. I've tried wiping it. Down but it's still dirty on the Inside, does anybody know how to clean it inside…Continue

how to cope after losing dad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roberto Feb 14, 2014. 14 Replies

Hi, i'm writing this in the hope of some info/advice.I recently suddenly lost my dad and for the last few weeks my moods have been up and down like a yoyo. one minute i'm alright and the next i'm sad…Continue

 

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Vendetta replied to james m's discussion New promotion
"Welcome to engineering. Where everything is an emergency and everything needs to be done a week ago. "
Jul 25
David F. replied to james m's discussion New promotion
"Manage the situation don't try to "handle it".  First, your people have built the products or the people in the old department have.  Lay out the problem.  If your crew has not built the product, grab someone from the…"
Jul 22
james m replied to Alexander T.'s discussion Hi all
"Hi and welcome!"
Jul 22
james m posted a discussion

New promotion

Hi there,I havnt been on the boards for a while but i've just gained a promotion and could do with (hopefully) a few pointers.About four months ago a started work at a small engineering company after speding years working in the highways sector.Everything went well and passed my trial period. I was then asked if i could run a small department with a couple of staff. I agreed but then within a couple of days a lot of the materials and parts from the old department came through, swamping my tiny…See More
Jul 21
Sir replied to james m's discussion is America becoming a police state?
"The site owner Brett has asked us to keep political discussions of the main forum. Please repost this in The Great Debate."
Nov 28, 2014
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to james m's discussion getting into project management?
"Good things.... about the same as the inspectors job. Bad things... dido. Pain in the ass things.... Murphys law will never fail. Look into critical path thinking and pert charts to get an idea of how to deal with that. In any project management…"
Mar 27, 2014
james m posted a discussion

getting into project management?

Hi,I'm working as a highways inspector and I'm thinking about getting into civil engineering project management. Does anybody have any experience in this, good things,bad things?ThanksJames See More
Mar 27, 2014
james m replied to Rico's discussion Would you marry a woman who is 6 years older than you?
"If you love her then yes, marry her. I married a woman 20 years older than me and we've been together for over 13 years! I think that what you're feeling is natural, everybody feels nervous before they take the plunge. "
Mar 27, 2014
james m posted a discussion

how to clean up a pewter flask

Hi there, I've recently inherited a pewter flask and I'm looking to Clean it up and reuse it. I've tried wiping it. Down but it's still dirty on the Inside, does anybody know how to clean it inside and out?ThanksJimSee More
Feb 25, 2014
james m replied to james m's discussion how to cope after losing dad
"Thanks for the advice guys. I still have good days and bad days but on the whole it slowly seems to be getting better. i've set myself the goal of getting my maths up to a decent level so that i can sign up for an engineering course and that…"
Feb 14, 2014
Bike Guy replied to james m's discussion how to cope after losing dad
"James, not too much advice from me that you probably haven't heard. I would suggest not taking the pills, keep that in your back pocket for much much further down the road. Allow yourself to grieve and try to take care of yourself. I would…"
Feb 14, 2014
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to james m's discussion if I won the lottery I would...
"Give it away. Winning the lottery is bad juju...."
Feb 13, 2014
Diamond Joe MacDonald replied to james m's discussion if I won the lottery I would...
"After the obvious action items, debt cleared, family and futured secured, I'd buy the super yacht, "Pink Gin" and become a Bond level evil genius.   "
Feb 13, 2014
Sebastian replied to james m's discussion if I won the lottery I would...
"I would donate a major part to charity, safe something for the future and then travel the world. "
Feb 9, 2014
Jarid replied to james m's discussion how to cope after losing dad
"being on a rollercoaster of emotion is normal. I lost my dad and have lost some friends. You will feel horrible. Then day by day youll wake up and eventually itll just be a dull ache. Itll get better with time."
Feb 8, 2014
Matt Eo replied to james m's discussion how to cope after losing dad
"My dad passed away two weeks after a sudden cancer diagnosis a little more than five years ago.  One of the best descriptions of the grieving and coping process that someone shared with me at that time was something like this- It's like…"
Feb 8, 2014

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At 1:11pm on March 8, 2010, Steve M said…
Happy Birthday, James! :) Hope it's a great one.
At 9:31pm on December 7, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site James !!!!
At 3:53pm on December 7, 2009, Herb Munson said…
Hi there James. Welcome to AoM. I would also like to invite you to take a look at one of the most active groups here. It's my new group called The Great Debate. It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. In any case, good to have you here and welcome aboard.
 
 
 

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