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Offline taysidedragon

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Re: What's your brew, as in life trade
« Reply #90 on: December 03, 2017, 07:55:12 PM »
After 6 years of fixing manky old dishwashers I've finally handed in my notice.   I'm starting with Streetwise in Cardiff tomorrow teaching people how to drive.   My phone hasn't stopped ringing and I have 5 x 2-hour sessions booked already.
 Just hope I don't F... up too badly.
Best wishes Mike and good luck with the Cardiff traffic. 😨
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Re: What's your brew, as in life trade
« Reply #91 on: December 03, 2017, 08:08:52 PM »
Good luck Mike. I know you have worked really hard for this. Hope the little Fiesta is all ready and prepared.
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Re: What's your brew, as in life trade
« Reply #92 on: December 03, 2017, 08:22:04 PM »
Don't mind the Cardiff traffic,  no more M5, M4, Severn bridge to worry about.

Fiesta is raring to go.  Washed all the salt off it and made final adjustments to the dual controls.   

John, I'll have more biking time so we could ride off somewhere.   The A466 past Tintern springs to mind.
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Re: What's your brew, as in life trade
« Reply #93 on: December 03, 2017, 08:44:57 PM »
Don't mind the Cardiff traffic,  no more M5, M4, Severn bridge to worry about.

Fiesta is raring to go.  Washed all the salt off it and made final adjustments to the dual controls.   

John, I'll have more biking time so we could ride off somewhere.   The A466 past Tintern springs to mind.

 Oh yess !! the 466 is one on my favorites
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Offline Laverda120

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Re: What's your brew, as in life trade
« Reply #94 on: December 03, 2017, 09:00:25 PM »
Good luck with your new career Mike.

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Re: What's your brew, as in life trade
« Reply #95 on: December 04, 2017, 09:02:44 PM »
Hi,

Just a member for a few days now, stumbling on this thread....

After high school, I assigned to the "Leidsche Instrumentmakers School", a school for precision technology (don't know the English word for it), afterwords I studies Physics and specialised in Photonics and Machine Vision.

When finished school, I found out that the society didn't need highly educated technicians (this was around the 90's, can you believe it ?), so I was jobless. After a while, I met the director of my high school, and he said me that I didn't have to be ashamed not having a job, because the Royal family never worked for their sustenance, according to him ;D. He also explained that the job market is some sort of sea, with a wave of jobs every 5-6 years or so.

Anyway, I bought a bike (XT500) from the money I earned, working in an Irish Pub during my study, and went to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) to drink a cup of tea. After flying back to the Netherlands everything was changed on the job market, a new wave came in. I applied at a small company, and was taken, my fist job was a fact (I'm still grateful for the words of wisdom from my director). I worked for 17 years as a machine vision application engineer at this company, until the company decided to focus on producing instead of research, so I quit the job. In that time I worked at different projects around the world as a machine vision architect, in the UK as well, mainly for the beer and beverage industry, tobacco industry and food industry.

I took a year for doing nothing else than working on bikes, but that wasn't satisfying enough, so I applied for a job at a big Japanese company,and got a job as a Product Engineer Machine Vision, and that's still the job I have. I like my job, but couldn't do it without wrenching on bikes and riding them. I need to work with my hands, as a counterweight for my job. Last month I had my 50th birthday, so I'm an old geezer, as they say.

My plans are to step down a bit, trying to work no more then 50-60 hours a week, but that's hard, because there are too many projects, and not enough experienced people in this specialism at the moment. Because high end Machine vision becomes more and more available due to pricing, more and more company's are integrating a machine vision system in their machines. Especially in combination with robotics, the markets are booming.

But luckily I can take the classic bikes regularly to my costumers, so riding the bikes is covered.....

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Re: What's your brew, as in life trade
« Reply #96 on: December 06, 2017, 02:53:59 AM »
That's a nice dream, Jensen!!
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Re: What's your brew, as in life trade
« Reply #97 on: December 10, 2017, 09:55:52 AM »
Thanks,

But I'm sorry to say, the last picture shows a CB450 K0, and not a Honda dream. But I have to admit that in the dark, and from this angle one could interpret the bike as a dream, but it's a CB450 bomber (hence the front fork set-up).

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Re: What's your brew, as in life trade
« Reply #98 on: December 10, 2017, 11:02:02 PM »
UPDATE. ..

I started the driving tuition on Wednesday, with no learners on Monday or Tuesday I did my old job for 2 days.
Wednesday started at 11:00 with a guy who had failed his test and ended with a guy who had his test on Friday. 
For once I got home totally unstressed, teeth unclenched, not in need of a pint and not shouting at the kids.  I should have done this year's ago.
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Re: What's your brew, as in life trade
« Reply #99 on: December 10, 2017, 11:10:58 PM »
They say a change is as good as a rest Mike, I think you're proving that can be the case. Well done you.
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