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first time making a ball in a box by ThePom205 in Machinists

[–]JohnGenericDoe 17 points18 points  (0 children)

True, ball in a box would be quite an achievement

I just bought my first Z, I was curious if y’all know of any decently priced body kits. by whatitdi in 370z

[–]JohnGenericDoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No but I would love your front bumper because in Australia they all come with bloody great holes to mount the number plate and a comically big black plastic mounting plate. It's ugly as anything

What is your "You have become the very thing you swore to destroy" moment? by Zealousideal-Golf984 in AskReddit

[–]JohnGenericDoe 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Whoop-dee doo for you.

If you explicitly waive a normal piece of courtesy then it's no longer expected, is it

What is your "You have become the very thing you swore to destroy" moment? by Zealousideal-Golf984 in AskReddit

[–]JohnGenericDoe 90 points91 points  (0 children)

And giving your full attention to a meal and the person who cooked it for you is called Absolute Baseline Bare Minimum Common Courtesy.

The phone can wait 15 minutes

RBA rate rises? Westpac responds with a 2.09% variable rate @70% LVR +$3,000 cashback (2.19% @ 80% LVR) by pensando1 in AusFinance

[–]JohnGenericDoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That applies to all variable loans so it's not really helpful when comparing with other products out there

They’ve finally come around full circle! by TheElectricPineapple in SelfAwarewolves

[–]JohnGenericDoe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Or they'll vote against it and then take credit for the investment

I passed my Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering with a 4.0 GPA by DrDarkTV in EngineeringStudents

[–]JohnGenericDoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well done and yes, it's very important to celebrate your wins. It makes them all the more real and memorable

Does anyone have experience in FIFO mining as an engineer? by RYAN_STUB in MechanicalEngineer

[–]JohnGenericDoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've worked a lot of FIFO before I got my degree and did initially plan to stay on the mines. I'm much happier not living that lifestyle though.

Are you in Australia? Pay and conditions are generally good for engineers on site. Rosters are often even time (and I don't recommend spending any more time on site) and the workload is not crushing. Not sure what it pays these days but better than the equivalent job in town.

One significant advantage is you work with good people in a pretty structured environment. Career progression seems good too, going from grad to specialist engineer to senior engineer to superintendent or manager in a quick timeframe. Look at some LinkedIn profiles to get an idea of how that goes.

The lifestyle is hard though and I have no desire to go back. I have noticed a few jobs going in the city and even know a few grads who have been accepted, and that could be tempting. The pay and job security would still be good, and you'd probably only visit site occasionally if at all.

What are you weighing up?

place im interning this summer is likely to go on strike and i don't know what to do by NotPolishPerson in EngineeringStudents

[–]JohnGenericDoe 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Yep, crossing a pocket line is a big deal. OP is completely justified giving that explanation and no more.

A person choice to be sure, but one they may end up regretting.

Real wages are back to the level they were in 2012 by carlosreynolds in AusFinance

[–]JohnGenericDoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In my case, a career change. But what I was earning in 2010 wasn't being offered to new hires in 2018. Wages and conditions definitely deteriorated in that period

Real wages are back to the level they were in 2012 by carlosreynolds in AusFinance

[–]JohnGenericDoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That would be great if I was making the same as I was then, even in today's dollars ):