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who's excited? :!:

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yup, once again, can't wait till this week is over :|
 

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Brutal semester....ugh, 10 "midterms". Since the first week of Oct to the last week of Nov. I had at least one midterm type test each week except one...but I did have a 5% quiz that week.
2 finals down, 3 to go...one in 7 hours...why am I awake?? Haha, CRAM!

What program are you in? Year?
 

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I already finished my exams! YAY!!! I only had one real one.
 

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Jlaasf84 said:
What program are you in? Year?
lol, i'm so glad you ask

I'm a junior, and JUST decided on sports management. I started out with engineering, didn't care for it. Economics, ehh, not so much. Sociology, cool subject but not something I wanted to major in.

Basically, the plan all along was to graduate with something I enjoyed, since I plan on pursuing my M.B.A. after I graduate anyway.

I decided I'd love to do something business related in the sports industry, and sports management sounds like the perfect undergrad major. So here I am and I'm stickin with it :)

How about you?
 

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Well, you maggots, I can actually contribute here.

When I graduated from university many years ago, I promised myself one thing...no more school. No more tests, no more home work. 9-5, give me my weekends and stat holidays off. Time to live.

And so it went.

Years later, I was fed up in my underpaying Engineering job. So I changed direction and became part of my company's "Operations" side. Suddenly I was working weekends and stat holidays. Huh? The pay increase was substantial and very nice (since I could now afford the wife, house and dog that entered into my life) and soon I became quite comfortable with shift life. The money was great and the actual responsiblities were minimal, so it was easy to give up weekends and stat holidays.

Then one day, someone (quite uninvitedly) tapped me on the shoulder and said, "Son, we have plans for you. You have to go on 'The Program' so you can help us run this place."

I'm not gonna get into the details, but 'The Program' is not something a human being would chose to do to themselves. Three years of continuous, gruelling and exhaustive training on every detail about nuclear power plants and how to run them. The Program regularly chews up and spits out much brighter and more competent people than me. Even if a person succeeds, the process is meant to debase and humiliate people.

I started The Program three weeks ago. I do homework every night and all day on weekends. I have exams every 2-3 weeks for the next three years, with one week off at Xmas and four weeks off in the summer.

I passed my first test. My next test is in three days and I am hopelessly behind (thankfully this one is on mechanical equipment, where I have at least a bit of background - thank you, Escort).

Exam week last three years for me. SUCKS THE BONE.
 

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hmmm.. I know more and more for tracking down highanddry... he works with nuclear stuff, so he'll glow at night, and he has a mail order bride... probably asian then!
 

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One day, you young bucks will have a wife too.

Then you'll see what I mean. They dream up all kinds of great ideas to spend money. Only then will you finally realize why I drive the car I do. You have no idea... :lol:
 

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Watch the simpsons.... homer = highanddry.... just highanddry's vocab is a bit better. As for the wife spending money and stuff.. I know what you mean, but I'm not married. I went shopping with my gf for Christmas stuff... my ex liked cheap stuff, so it was easy, but my new gf likes the expensive stuff. Untill yesterday, the cheapest thing she saw that she liked was $200, next cheapest was $300. She finally saw something yesterday for $100, but I think I'll be safe and go for the $200 present.
 

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gt19ho:

In Canada, we have our own design that's different from the US Pressurized Water Reactors or Boiling Water Reactors. I work at a massive complex where we have six operational reactors each with electrical output capacity of 800-850 MW (gross). We have two units that are currently "laid up" but may get rehabbed in the near future, if market forces are suitable.

Our CANDU reactors have a core (we formally call it the calandria) and yes, I've been in our various reactor "vaults" numerous times, including right up to the reactor face on occasion for inspections. My old job involved being in some fairly nasty areas; I'm not sure if this means anything to you, but I was regularly involved with repairs to failed high pressure instrument lines where general fields were in the order of 700 mrem/hr. You don't want to spent too much time in those fields.

It's fascinating stuff really. The "training" position I just started is the licensing or authorization program. Operators that go through become control room operators (Homer Simpson). I am going through for what we call "shift manager" (lower than Monty Burns, but not Smithers either) - basically a plant superintendent position that encompasses what the operators are trained for plus other common services training.

If I am fortunate enough to succeed, I will be sent around to various other nuclear sites, including several in the US...but that's a big "if" and it's certainly putting the cart before the horse.

In the mean time, I drive a vehicle that I couldn't sell for more than about $100.
 

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I don't know what they were thinking when they tapped me on the shoulder either. Sometimes people make bad decisions. It could be that they did so only to put me through the meat grinder and dehumanize me. This may be a final attempt to make me conform.

But you see, work is challenging and requires unnatural behaviour. So after work, I come here so I can act like a kid again, hurl insults at people and do things that are completely politically incorrect...and I can't get charged with harassment for any of it. I think of FEOA.net as an outlet.

And for now at least, marclar is the conduit...
 

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GTScort said:
Jlaasf84 said:
What program are you in? Year?
How about you?
I'm in my second year of Athletic Therapy. It's pretty close to physio, but it's 4 years instead of 7. It's an undergrad program so I don't need to do an undergrad first then physio. So, I can be the forum Therapist, haha...it's a fun program, done half of my anatomy, did emergency care this semester...Next year I do an internship with a sports team, so I cant even imagine what I'll see yet.

Anyways, I'm at home for a few days..dial up so I won't be around as much...see ya in a few!
 
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