What's your daily job?

mudsticks

Obviously an Aubergine
Only thing that bothers me is how many people are riding around on deathtraps.

I fell out with a customer a long while back because I failed his bike on MOT due to brake discs worn out (to the point you could bend them with your fingers!), why would you even contemplate riding it in that condition.
The rider taking risks with his own life is one thing - though pity the person who has to scrape him off the road.

It's everyone else in his unstoppable flight path :sad:
 
University lecturer teaching marketing; I fell into the job by accident and have been doing it for 20 years. Personally I'd prefer to be teaching on campus - students via an online platform is harder for all involved - but there's no plans to change. I worked in university management for a year as a secondment and, having had a major accident with some consequences and life decisions to make, decided it wasn't for me so I went back to teaching.
I hope you’re accepting at least partial responsibility for Christmas starting halfway through October then?
 

DCLane

Found in the Yorkshire hills ...
I hope you’re accepting at least partial responsibility for Christmas starting halfway through October then?
Not me guv :whistle: :tongue: :blush:

It should start on Advent Sunday imo, 1st December if necessary. SWMBO wants to put up the Christmas decorations but I've given a firm "no" and said she can get them from the attic if she wants. That'd I'd pay to see; she's 5' tall and will probably get stuck up there. I've told her I won't be helping her down :becool:
 
Back in the day, stress analysis engineer / computer modelling for Ford. I was on the team that developed the Transit Connect. Hated every minute of it, so went on to do a PhD in composites and did crash test analysis (practical, not computer modelling) for F1 teams.

Sort of fell into photography and journalism a little bit accidentally and subsequently did a ten year stint in the motorsport press before ill health put a stop to that.

These days I putter around doing various freelance stuff and volunteering for Cats Protection. I'm also a cat show judge when Covid isn't putting a stop to everything.
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Location
On 3 Wheels
I knew somebody who did furniture restoring. There was a a tv programme [can't remember the name] which encouraged people to do their own restorations. He said it was a great boost to his business repairing their snafus.
TBH that's why I did the Cabinet Maker course, when I worked in the Brass Foundry we would have commissions to make sets of handles for antique furniture and 'Spandrels' for restoring 'long case' Clocks. The only snag is there's no money in it, :sad:
 

gbb

Legendary Member
Location
Peterborough
Only thing that bothers me is how many people are riding around on deathtraps.

I fell out with a customer a long while back because I failed his bike on MOT due to brake discs worn out (to the point you could bend them with your fingers!), why would you even contemplate riding it in that condition.
It's the same with cars. My favoured MOT station, one I've used for years, I talked to the owner at the time and asked did he see many sheds come in ?
Lots of them years ago he said, some you'd wonder how they got there. The new tester told me last week, he abandoned an MOT 1/4 of the way in, just too much wrong and most of them too serious. And the owner complained he was being too harsh rather than worry about the death trap he'd been driving.
 
The rider taking risks with his own life is one thing - though pity the person who has to scrape him off the road.

It's everyone else in his unstoppable flight path :sad:
Not really life threatening but in my diving days I sometimes inspected moorings for members of the local yacht club. In one case I told the owner I would not even tie my rubber dinghy to his mooring it was so worn and the chain should be replaced immediately. He did nothing about it and seemed surprised his boat went walkabout a couple of months later. Fortunately it did not get damaged as a local fishing boat caught it.
 

figbat

Slippery scientist
Lubricant specialist here. Yes, fnar fnar. Not that type of lubricant but the lubricants used in engines, transmissions and various other machinery such as turbines, hydraulics etc.

28 years now, most of it in some kind of R&D capacity working with everything from motorcycles to ships. I did a short stretch in marketing but am now and have always been a science guy.
 
After 7 years in the drainage industry I was furloughed like many at the end of March this year.

Then due to 1: being properly fed up with the job/company anyway, and 2: fearing my job would no longer exist after lockdown, I was lucky to get a new job working for a long established builders merchant.

I already had my class 2 licence, but now have my HIAB crane licence and my Forklift licence, (again), too, I can't fault the company for their investment in me.

So I now spend my days driving a wagon like this round, and giving cyclists more room than they usually expect from an HGV :angel:

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Did you really spend your days crashing expensive racing cars into things like that implies?
Parts of racing car, yes. ^_^ I had a lovely Instron machine to smash things up with. I developed a small-scale version of one of the FIA tests so that the preliminary work would be a bit less spendy.

When carbon fibre composite shatters, it sounds like a gun going off. A fact I, erm, neglected to tell the people who also used equipment in the lab I worked in. :crazy:
 
Parts of racing car, yes. ^_^ I had a lovely Instron machine to smash things up with. I developed a small-scale version of one of the FIA tests so that the preliminary work would be a bit less spendy.

When carbon fibre composite shatters, it sounds like a gun going off. A fact I, erm, neglected to tell the people who also used equipment in the lab I worked in. :crazy:
Wow, impressive stuff.

Now we also know where you got your trebuchet...
 
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