Completely OT. New Job

Following a period of, erm, shall we say economic inactivity, I'm
starting the New Year with a new job.
As of Jan 5th I'm going to be the Facilities Manager at the Oxford
Centre of Gene Function.
Hooray!!!!
It sounds like its going to an interesting job, and it does come with a
generous holiday entitlement, so I'll be able to go rallying in the
summer months.
Better get down the shed and start getting some engines restored :-))
Regards
Philip T-E
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ClaraNET
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Well done, Philip, delighted to hear it!
We wouldn't want the devil making work for your idle hands. Do I sense a new period of engine related economic activity on the way?
Regards, Arthur G
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Arthur G
Glad to hear that it all worked out, I didn't realise that you had been out of employment after you emailed me back in the late summer.
I'll have to get one of those jobs with a "generous holiday entitlement" !!
Peter -- Peter A Forbes Prepair Ltd, Luton, UK snipped-for-privacy@easynet.co.uk
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Prepair Ltd
Congratulations Philip - I didn't realise you'd been resting, either. The new job sounds entirely unlike your hobbies - but there, I'm a fine one to talk!
Regards,
Kim Siddorn
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Kim Siddorn
Philip, Well done, I think that we may see more of esch other from time to time then as I think we may have kit in there.
Martin P
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Campingstoveman
You mean there's a Bradford engine in there somewhere? Didn't see it on my tour of the premises :-))
Regards
Philip T-E
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ClaraNET
Looks like you are following my career path Philip - I was chucked out of the laboratory into an admin job 6 years ago, and things have been in a state of flux since then. Some of my admin job was related to facilities management, then Quality Assurance and Information Security came along and gave me a number of conflicts of interest and stress which put me in hospital. The health crisis was however a blessing in disguise and the admin is now behind me and I'm just QA and IS, so there we diverge. I didn't mind the admin side as there was loads of diversity and problem solving - you'll definitely get that in facilities management, and I suspect you'll thrive on it.
My facilities manager colleague at our sister institute in London has charge of a V8 diesel generator in the attic which supplies emergency power. He is unimpressed by the fact that he has to test start it once a month - I doubt that you would be disenchanted by this task.
Good luck with the new job.
J
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john. ambler
Oh boy I hope he does more than press the button, it starts, switches it off again. I'm sure most people here will know that an emergency set needs to be properly run up and put under load for a few hours to ensure that it *all* works not just the starter motor...
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Dave Liquorice
You shouldn't do that. It will wear out then when you REALLY need it, the thing won't work properly.
John (only joking)
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John Manders

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