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Stops you getting mugged I suppose.

I was surprised to find out that black cabs only get about 30 mpg! I'd have thought mpg would have been their utmost priority... They're also only about 88 bhp, but loads of torque (for about 500rpm probably).
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Yeah, thats not much of an issue round here. I live in the no.1 place to live in the uk apparently.
I get some money up front if I think they might do a runner or just plain refuse to take them if they look too drunk/aggressive.
99% of people are friendly, I think my age helps that as a stereotypical "grumpy old man" taxi driver can rub people up the wrong way.

My viano only does 35mpg too.
Some of the newer cars are getting impressive mpg though. We will look at those when we replace this one

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Reply #17

Asin telecoms engineer?
Call Centre related for BT.  I've done all sorts from being on the phones (Sales, Billing, Tech Supoort), training, operations manager, project manager, and currently Business Improvement, which is what I've been trying to get into for a few years now.  If you don't know what that is, it's a broad set of skills that means I act as a consultant within the business to look at how to improve the way things run - such as restructuring departments, automating work, creating self-service platforms, etc.  Anything and everything to make things run slicker/cheaper/more effectively.
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I'm a Workshop Supervisor for an offshore/onshore oil and gas service company. (welltest / wireline operations). I'm also a semi-professional biscuit designer for burtons biscuits in my spare time. i came up with the idea of putting the jam in the jammie dodger. :grin:

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Draughtsman

im guessing this is all done using AutoCad / solid works ? or are you a hardcore pencil, T-Square, french curves and the old trusty eraser shield ? What industry you do this for ?

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im guessing this is all done using AutoCad / solid works ? or are you a hardcore pencil, T-Square, french curves and the old trusty eraser shield ? What industry you do this for ?

Most is done on 3D modelling,  tekla is the biggest program, the majority of fabrication companies ues it.
We use it, I work for a fabrication company,  our bread and butter is farm buildings from cow sheds to grain stores, pig buildings.
Or we'll do industrial buildings like the ones you see on retail developments or a massive supermarket.
The software packages produce the drawings, I personally check mine before being issued to the workshop.

We send buildings all over the UK and the scottish Isles and on occasion further afield.

I used paper and fine liners in Uni, it was part of the design course.
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I'm a Workshop Supervisor for an offshore/onshore oil and gas service company. (welltest / wireline operations). I'm also a semi-professional biscuit designer for burtons biscuits in my spare time. i came up with the idea of putting the jam in the jammie dodger. :grin:

That bit about the jammie dodger was awesome.
Do you spend alot of time off shore?
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Most is done on 3D modelling,  tekla is the biggest program, the majority of fabrication companies ues it.
We use it, I work for a fabrication company,  our bread and butter is farm buildings from cow sheds to grain stores, pig buildings.
Or we'll do industrial buildings like the ones you see on retail developments or a massive supermarket.
The software packages produce the drawings, I personally check mine before being issued to the workshop.

We send buildings all over the UK and the scottish Isles and on occasion further afield.

I used paper and fine liners in Uni, it was part of the design course.

Cool, when i done my engineering apprenticeship we done the pen and pencil bit. i really enjoyed it. I done a fare bit of solidworks on my degree for 3d modeling of components. clever program !!. Not heard of tekla. new one for me. do you have to run any of the calcs for the scructural side of things or just do the drawings / models.

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That bit about the jammie dodger was awesome.
Do you spend alot of time off shore?

Paha, you know me, always after a giggle.

I done a 4 year apprenticeship with my company then done a year offshore. decided to settle down and have a family during the time offshore and took an onshore base position servicing / maintaining the equipment. Worked up and now i manage the workshop ensuring we meet our operational deadlines. (at £10,000 an hour down time for a rig we can't really afford to have too much of a delay on our deadlines.) quite a busy stressful job but they don't give money away do they... (Well unless you don't have a job i suppose). I really enjoy working / managing people. more of a challenge than managing machinery due to 2 main things, thats opinions and feelings.

That's why i haven't had much time on here and with my tank. Christmas always seems to be busy for us having 3 whole days extra off (sympathy will be greatly appreciated) plus i have to do everyones appraisals this time of year.

My missus thinks i'm a work-a-holic...

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came up with the idea of putting the jam in the jammie dodger. :grin:

That bit is a joke right? They've made Jammie dodgers for over 50 years.  :rolleyes:
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Reply #25

Ah cross posted. lol

Are you a biscuit designer though? You and Jess have a lot in common if that's the case. :)
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Paha no course not. It use to be my career I used to tell women when I was younger on a night out. Really used to start a talking point and make my friends laugh. Used to say the guy I worked was called Jamie dodger and he accidentally stuck 2 shortbread biscuits together with a concentrated jam which gave him the idea behind the biscuit hence the name jammy dodger.

Me and friends used to have to invent the funniest career when talking to girls and this one just stuck with me. The joys if being an immature 17 year old and making a night out interesting.... Now I'm just an immature 25 year old!!

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I've heard of solid works and seen it in action, in uni I was using SDRC ideas an actual manufacturing package and Aliaswavefront for surface modelling for presentaion boards and animations.
We have an "in house" engineer.
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all clever stuff some of these computer aided design packages. What impresses me is these 3D printers know. whatever next !!!

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I'm a Workshop Supervisor for an offshore/onshore oil and gas service company.

In that case have you any idea what's going on here? 3 explosions under water off the side of an oil rig. Blowing depth charges I gather but who knows!

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