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    Cyburbian mike gurnee's avatar
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    Old Planners

    Old planners never die, they just...

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    ...become grandfathered

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    maudit anglais
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    ...lose their implementation

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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    Catholic...go straight to Hell.
    Hindu...get re-written.
    Matrix...wait, there is no planner.
    Marxist...get absorbed by the state.
    NY Civil Service...loose their residency.
    Democrat...keep voting.
    Californian...take one last hit off of life's fatty.
    Canadian...wander off into the snow in search of donuts and beer, Eh...

    Mugbub...rot in the ground like the lazy &^%$*& bastards they are.
    Beaner..."I disagree. There are many reasons planners expire and why the new-urbanist perspective needs examination in this context of aging planners and career closure..."
    NHP...close that last photoshop doc and post to Cyburbia one last time.
    PlannerGirl...snap the whip.

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    Cyburbian Plus PlannerGirl's avatar
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    grumble about the good old days and how the new young whipper snappers dont know anything
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    Temp Administrator's note.

    I closed this thread during the PhP 302 meltdown as a precaution.

    It's open now.

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    Cyburbian Jeff's avatar
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    ...do nothing, sit in an office all day taking up space and talking on the phone, while tying up a senior planner job so the more qualified lower level guys can't get them, waiting for their 20 years to be up so they can collect a pension and retire.

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    Forums Administrator & Gallery Moderator NHPlanner's avatar
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    ...work long enough to get vested in the State retirement system, then become overpaid (& underperforming) master plan consultants.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    ...become really good at presentations.

    I've noticed that many older planners (in the private sector at least) become professional presenters/facilitators. They rarely do the grunt work and actual planning, but usually get pulled in on a lot of jobs for their contacts and presentation skills. I've seen some old-school planners who didn't want to update their knowledge roll over into the facilitation arena... and with decades of presentation experience, it's not a bad choice.

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