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Pandy

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Post by Pandy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:32 pm
I am a validation engineer. Hubby is unemployed.
We live in Bristol
If life is what you make it, I must have been in a strange mood when I made mine
 
 

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Post by scaredykat » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:09 pm
I am a nurse, specialising in elderly care and live in damp grey yorkshire, (well today it is !) xx
 
 

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Post by Andy1964 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:25 pm
I specialise in flooring people(no I'm not a boxer)[:D]. Been there for the past 21 years and worked my way up from general clerk to depot manager. So whatever your flooring needs I've got it covered.....how corny is that[:D]
If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

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Post by plasticdaft » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:29 pm
I drive an ambulance in scotland. Wife is a mental health nurse,who keeps threatening to have me sectioned!!!

Paul
Discharged today the 8th feb 2012. View is much brighter now.
Continuing to rebuild our credit worthiness.
 
 

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Post by carole2662 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:44 pm
Waltons is that east or west Sussex
 
 

Julie

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Post by Julie » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:13 pm
I am a validation engineer.
What is a validation engineer Pandy? Apologies for my ignorance [:I]
 
 

Pandy

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Post by Pandy » Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:53 pm
Julie,
I basically, blow up solenoid valves in a laboratory, to check that they work correctly and fail in a safe manner, before I get asked... solenoid valves are used in Air breaking systems, train doors, men's urinals, rice sorting machines ,ink jet printers in fact anything that need a controlled air / fluid.
The new off road valve system that Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear for Land Rover (the new Discovery 2009 version) was raving about was our valves, we have a brilliant design engineer that designed a new type of balanced valve.
Sorry to go on a bit as you can tell I quite like my job [:D][:D]
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Julie

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Post by Julie » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:01 pm
[:0] Wow, I didn't know solenoid valves existed! You learn something new every day [:)]Sounds fun to blow something up..legally [:D]
 
 

Pandy

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Post by Pandy » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:09 pm
It is I have to sit and dream up different ways our customers could abuse our valves then recreate it to make sure it fails without starting a fire etc, there is quite a bit of report writing etc but it is great fun being a valve murderer [:D][:D].
My favorite test is a burn out test (putting lots more voltage in that they are supposed to have) they can be quite spectacular when a valve catches fire. That make me sound really sad,[:I] that I get excited by that [:D]... I must get a life I wonder is Sainsbury's sell them.
[:D][:D]
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Julie

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Post by Julie » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:12 pm
I must get a life I wonder is Sainsbury's sell them.
My hubby is a Sains Manager [:D]

How long have you been a valve murderer??
 
 

Pandy

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Post by Pandy » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:18 pm
just over 10 years, I started on the factory floor building them in early 1998, but then the job came up in the lab in 2000, so I applied got it, the company paid for me to go to college for a National Certificate in Mechatronic Engineering (a mixture of meachanical and electrical engineering) and I am now the 2nd in charge in the lab, I have to run it when my boss is away which is about 50% of the time.


I am the token female in the technical dept which is great apart from half the time they forget I am female [:D] and the language gets a little fruity to say the least.
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Post by animaleyes76 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:14 pm
I'm a software test analyst/systems analyst for the german stock exchange ;)
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:40 pm
I would quite happily give up my job tomorrow if I could:

a) retire

b) find another one which pays me as much as I get now.

Not much chance of either at the moment!
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Post by Shining » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:55 pm
I want to get out of teaching, we're in the process of a new college being built so will hopefully pick up a non-teaching role within this. x
IVA final payment left the bank on the 26th January 2013...looking forward to a debt free future.
 
 

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Post by flow13 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:53 am
I am an IT administrator for a housing association in the Black Country (no - its not Black Country Housing - hehe!). We provide supported housing to vulnerable people (homeless/victims of domestic violence/teenage parents/exoffenders).
Its now time to start living and to make some some wonderful memories!
Read my blog at http://flow13.blogs.iva.co.uk/ 'Aiming for the finish line'
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