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The Never Ending Thread.

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Tranplanner

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OfficialPlanner is the only other cyburbanite I've met - and that was yesterday. Hopefully I'll be meeting jmf soon!
 

jmf

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My bags aren't packed yet but I am definitely counting the days 'til TO!!! We will have to make a lunch date.
 

el Guapo

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bturk said:
Oh I kknew what it was (remember my avatar from flag week?)
I just think 99% of the population has no concept of these things. Around here most people dont know about the yellow 'equal' sign on the blue background for the HRC either.

I thought that was for Enterprise Rent A Car. Really. What is it Brian?
 

Repo Man

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The occupant of the apartment next door to me hasn't taken out his garbage in 4 days. It smells terrible in the hallway.
 

PlannerGirl

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lol im having a little trash protest-the guy roomies never seem to manage to take the trash to the curb, ever wed AM i have to hurry the big green monster to the curb in my nice work outfits. they both are at home all day tues and the dont bring the green monster back to the house, again all dressed up i have to wheel it back to the house.

so the last 2 weeks its sat there filling up-its now totaly full and i did not take it out again. they will learn


*i hope*
 

Jeff

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Trash collection in Philly is suspended until further notice....and I forgot to put it out last week....eeewww.
 

SGB

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We've got mandatory county-wide recycling reenforced by a pay-by-bag garbag system run by private waste haulers.
 

NHPlanner

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pete-rock said:
Puts me in the top 50.

If this was anywhere but the never ending thread, I'd delete some of your posts for post padding....see the FAQ
 

SGB

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I've owned cars w/ axles of evil. At least that's how my mechanic referred to 'em.
 

donk

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Now that I am paying my student loan those $7.50 pitchers from university of beer were not so cheap.
 

PlannerGirl

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student loans suck-now i wonder if my degree was worth all this. sad thing is my payment are cheaper than many of my friends and its still hard to get that money together every month

i think to myslef if i did not have this student loan i could:
live alone
have a better car
take that trip
pay off all my other debt in a hurry

go back to school!

lol isnt that last one a kicker!
 

donk

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I keep thinking about going back to school, but the thought of the debt I would incur now to do it makes it distasteful.

I am just happy I went through school when the majority of aid was in bursraries, not guaranteed loans.
 
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Rob's student loan rate is down to 2.6%, I stupidly consolidated when they dropped to 6%. We've got about 6 more years of paying out to Salliemae. I love their website though - we channel a little extra money each month to one of our loans and it makes me so happy when we finally pay one off (Rob had 9, I have 2).
 

Chet

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2 more years left on mine. woo hoo! I was lucky though and only borrowed for grad school. Still, the extra cash will be great to have.
 

Tranplanner

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I guess I was lucky...I made it through university without having to go into debt. Between the money I saved working two jobs before I went away (and of course being a non-spending geek), and the co-op education option I took, I was able to scrape by.

Some timely loans (which turned out to be grants) from the 1st National Parental Savings and Loan Co. also helped.
 

pete-rock

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NHPlanner said:


If this was anywhere but the never ending thread, I'd delete some of your posts for post padding....see the FAQ

No offense meant. Just thought the never ending thread was the kind of thread where that might be a little forgiven.
 

donk

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Personally,

Either law ( I know), masters of public administration (already have a thesis topic in mind) or masters of landscape architecture (already have a thesis topic in mind).
 

Repo Man

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I would really like to take a landscape architecture course or two. It would come in handy when reviewing plans.
 

Cardinal

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jtfortin said:
I would really like to take a landscape architecture course or two. It would come in handy when reviewing plans.

Agreed. With a strong science (geography) and economics background, it would be nice to get into something a little more design-oriented.
 

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Tranplanner said:
I'm looking at a Masters in Public Administration too...

I finished mine in '95. It's extremely helpful and I recommend it highly.
 

Tranplanner

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bturk said:


I finished mine in '95. It's extremely helpful and I recommend it highly.

Thanks! Now I just have to find the matchbook with the right ad in it, and I'm set!
 

pete-rock

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I'd lean more toward a Master's in Landscape Architecture.

If I was going to do a sweeping career change, I'd go back for a Ph.D. in Planning or Public Policy and teach.
 

Tranplanner

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Mike DeVuono said:
Get an engineering degree....

If I could get one part time, I would...but a civil M. Eng. in transportation planning looks like it would require going back to school full-time.
 
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ugh. just the thought of going back to school makes me cringe. I enjoy the learning of new things, and the reading. but i hate hate hate assignments and tests. not that i'm a bad test taker, but studying just sucks. just spending the time. blargh.
 

pete-rock

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No way!

Mike DeVuono said:
Get an engineering degree....

1. Engineering requires lots of math. I suck at math.

2. Engineers are quickly moving up my list as being part of the "dark side", with large home builders and many politicians.
 

Chet

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Re: No way!

pete-rock said:

2. Engineers are quickly moving up my list as being part of the "dark side", with large home builders and many politicians.

I would add sign contractors to that list.
 

Repo Man

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It has been my experience that a large segment of the engineering profession has terrible people skills.
 

Tranplanner

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jtfortin said:
It has been my experience that a large segment of the engineering profession has terrible people skills.

I'll second that. The one and only engineer I ever had to work for was a complete a$$hole.
 

pete-rock

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Ugh...

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It has been my experience that a large segment of the engineering profession has terrible people skills.

My firm partners with engineering firms simply to be the "people persons" on projects. Our presentations come across so much better, they say.
 

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Re: Ugh...

pete-rock said:


My firm partners with engineering firms simply to be the "people persons" on projects. Our presentations come across so much better, they say.

I have found this to be true more in the private sector than the public. I think that engineers working for a municipality usually have good people skills (especially those that are under the age of 40), at least those that deal with the public fairly often... I worked with a lot of engineers when I was an engineering program manager with Vancouver (I know... I'm sure my fellow planners' esteem of me have gone down now ;) ), and many of them were very helpful with the public. The scam is the more incompetent they appear at public speaking and people skills, the more hearings and public meetings they get to skip...
 

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You don't have to go to school to work as an engineer, just to get licensed without 10+ years experience.

You wouldn't believe the number of engineers/designers I know who are strictly trained on the job, alot don't even have a college degree.
 

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Mike DeVuono said:
You don't have to go to school to work as an engineer, just to get licensed without 10+ years experience.

You wouldn't believe the number of engineers/designers I know who are strictly trained on the job, alot don't even have a college degree.

Yes I would. I work with some of those idiots.
 

biscuit

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This should be on the Claim to Shame, oops...I mean Fame, thread. I read somewhere that Greenville, SC has the highest per-capita concentration of engineers in the US.

No wonder the state has such a bad rep with its edubication system.
 

Chet

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Wisconsin is home to some of our country's most famous serial killers, including Ed Guen and Jefrey Dahmer.
 

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biscuit said:
This should be on the Claim to Shame, oops...I mean Fame, thread. I read somewhere that Greenville, SC has the highest per-capita concentration of engineers in the US.

No wonder the state has such a bad rep with its edubication system.

I am married to an engineer and chances are someday I will live in Greenville, SC.
 

biscuit

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jmf said:


I am married to an engineer and chances are someday I will live in Greenville, SC.

That's nothing to be ashamed of. I'm related to a couple of Greenville engineers myself and I've learned to accept them for who they are. Because I know that engineering wasn't a career choice...they were born that way.
 
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