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    I know that the annual International Auto Show is a big deal in these parts, I just don't care though. Isn't there some other news worthy of front page coverage on the newspapers this week?
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    6 meetings before noon. That should be illegal...
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    How is that even possible??
    7:45, 8:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 11:30... and I have more this afternoon! Huzzah!
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    I know that the annual International Auto Show is a big deal in these parts, I just don't care though. Isn't there some other news worthy of front page coverage on the newspapers this week?
    I feel the same way. I haven't been to the Show since I was a kid. I realize it's a HUGE deal for Metro Detroit, but the 24/7 coverage by local media is a bit much.

    I actually suggested to my wife over the weekend that we should go this year. She didn't say anything back to me.
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    I'm not a huge car guy but a couple of us always go to the Washington Auto Show at the end of this month. It's fun to get into a bunch of different vehicles, especially the ones you'd need to win lottery twice in order to afford. I swear the super hot models ummm I mean "car geeks" they have at each display telling you the specifications of the cars have nothing to do with my attendance.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    7:45, 8:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 11:30... and I have more this afternoon! Huzzah!
    I don't even come to the office before 9:30. Maybe that's your problem!

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    My wife made delicious paella for dinner last night and I decided to bring leftovers in for lunch today. I opened up my container a few minutes ago and realized I grabbed four-day-old Chinese food that I didn't like the first time around. I must have just seen the rice through the side of the container and thought it was the paella. Yuck!

    I think I'll go run errands and go to Subway instead.
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    Should I be flattered that an engineer requests me as their project planner or is that a sign that I'm too soft on development?

    The development in question today...an Adrenaline Park. Indoor skydiving, trampoline park, bowling, etc. They made us watch their 2 minute promo video that was set to music.
    "Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon." ~Peter Lynch

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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    Should I be flattered that an engineer requests me as their project planner or is that a sign that I'm too soft on development?

    The development in question today...an Adrenaline Park. Indoor skydiving, trampoline park, bowling, etc. They made us watch their 2 minute promo video that was set to music.
    I would be flattered.

    I think some engineers respect the fact that certain planners guide projects through the planning process with much more success than others. It doesn't necessarily mean you are too soft or too hard, but rather you know the process well and are able to give them accurate advice when it comes to dealing with planning boards.

    Or maybe he/she just wants to hit on you.
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    Quote Originally posted by Raf View post
    Holy crap.. what era do you live in, the 70's? I can't barley remember when eating out their were separate smoking / non-smoking sections, let alone this. I have grown up in an age and location where smoking has been pretty much non-existent indoors (hell even the community i live in has banned smoking within its downtown core, outside, is it enforced, hell no ). If i need an indoor smoking fix, i got vegas or reno.
    I should have clarified that it was for outdoors use not indoors. Smoking inside of buildings were eliminated in the mid-90's except for the integration room of the police station. The did have to clarify some time later that there was to be only one integration room in the police station. Up until the first of the year, smoking was permitted outside the buildings on City property. Dipping and chewing tobacco use was allowed/tolerated indoors and now isn't permitted at any City Facility indoors or out. The biggest issue for most of my tobacco using colleagues is that tobacco use of any kind is now no longer permitted in any City owned vehicle or machinery.

    I grew up here in NC so tobacco is a big deal here. You're un-American if you expect folks to go to work and not use tobacco. I remember taking a field trip in the 4th grade to the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to see Winston cigarettes being made. I am cool with the direction that we are heading.

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I would be flattered.

    I think some engineers respect the fact that certain planners guide projects through the planning process with much more success than others. It doesn't necessarily mean you are too soft or too hard, but rather you know the process well and are able to give them accurate advice when it comes to dealing with planning boards.

    Or maybe he/she just wants to hit on you.
    I hope not Although all of the project planners in my department are female, so that helps in some aspects of things

    I guess its good job security when they ask your boss for your to be the assigned planner.
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    I created a new e-mail address and password when I started a blog following our loss in 2011. Now I can't remember what I used. Eep.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally posted by Raf View post
    You from redding or something
    No, I grew up in West Virginia, but I am not watching that show “Buckwild”, even if I had cable! I’ve seen so many rants against it from high school friends on FB… MTV sucks these days. Contrary to popular belief the whole state isn’t filled with barefoot overall-wearing hillbillies missing teeth and dating their first cousins.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I created a new e-mail address and password when I started a blog following our loss in 2011. Now I can't remember what I used. Eep.
    Were you using Firefox as your browser? If so, it's pretty easy to find it.
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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    Should I be flattered that an engineer requests me as their project planner or is that a sign that I'm too soft on development?

    The development in question today...an Adrenaline Park. Indoor skydiving, trampoline park, bowling, etc. They made us watch their 2 minute promo video that was set to music.
    Did that promo get you all pumped and ready to approve their project? Go Team!
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    Quote Originally posted by dvdneal View post
    Did that promo get you all pumped and ready to approve their project? Go Team!
    I don't know about you, but i get all fired up before a planning commission meeting cranking up this song at my desk

    follow me on the twitter @rcplans

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    My HR Manager just informed me that I have about 50 applications for a part-time secretary position in my department. For a 24/hr per week position with no benefits.

    I was expecting 10 or so. Guess I know what I'll be reviewing for the next few days...
    "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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    Quote Originally posted by NHPlanner View post
    My HR Manager just informed me that I have about 50 applications for a part-time secretary position in my department. For a 24/hr per week position with no benefits.

    I was expecting 10 or so. Guess I know what I'll be reviewing for the next few days...
    The last time we hired a part-time researcher for our department we had about 600 applications to go through. And that was after HR got rid of the ones who were totally unqualified (and left me with what seemed like the only mostly unqualified).

    I actually don't mind going through applications and resumes. It's the actual interviewing of people that I despise.
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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    Should I be flattered that an engineer requests me as their project planner or is that a sign that I'm too soft on development?

    The development in question today...an Adrenaline Park. Indoor skydiving, trampoline park, bowling, etc. They made us watch their 2 minute promo video that was set to music.
    Take it as a compliment. I'm the toughest insepctor in our office, yet people often ask if their sites are in my inspection areas. It's because I keep appointments, return calls, and listen to what people say to me. They tell me that I'm reasonable and practical. I'm sure they'd say the same about you.

    Off topic - I noticed that one of Pittsburgh's yellow bridges is mostly blue, and I wonder when that happened.

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    Quote Originally posted by NHPlanner View post
    My HR Manager just informed me that I have about 50 applications for a part-time secretary position in my department. For a 24/hr per week position with no benefits.

    I was expecting 10 or so. Guess I know what I'll be reviewing for the next few days...
    Just to save RJ from ZG's wrath, I'll ask the question. How about a mud wrestling contest to narrow the field?
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    I was thinking about it today and I was again amazed that we hit 9k + in the RTDNTOTO last year. Sometimes I get that tinge of pride...
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    Were you using Firefox as your browser? If so, it's pretty easy to find it.
    Yes, I have it on my notebook at home. I just hope I haven't deleted the cookies recently.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Yes, I have it on my notebook at home. I just hope I haven't deleted the cookies recently.
    Go to "options" then scroll across to security settings and you should be able to see your saved passwords. Not sure if deleting cookies would get those or not. (I'm not a member of the Digirati)
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