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      07-27-2014, 02:02 AM   #23
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Don't buy things on the never never.

Variety is the spice of life (female wise, I spent far too much of my teens and twenties looking for 'fit' women, when in reality they all look the same upside down.)

Don't spent too much on cars, 10k can buy you all you'll ever need or want.
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      07-27-2014, 03:20 AM   #24
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Don't worry about a career, go out and see the world, there's plenty of time for being at work.
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      07-27-2014, 06:27 AM   #25
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What about learning a trade which you enjoy? Maybe welding, bodywork repair and painting? Not sure if there's big money in that unless you invest in an accident repair shop.
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I've looked into any trade to learn but most require full time learning and a stupid cost of 4-7k to purchase, I've even looked at jobs abroad or the rigs(think I need to be an engineer to get on there) or even air traffic control, I'd do anything to further my career but as long as it fitted into my 3 in 3 off shift pattern
A lot of jobs offshore don't require you to be an engineer. There is a lot of demand for those jobs though.

The manufacturing side of engineering is where it's happening at the moment, especially in Aberdeen.

There is a dire shortage of CNC machinists and nobody can get guys. Wages are going up at a rapid rate and most places pretty much have unlimited overtime due to the shortages.

A lot of people are making very good money out of it these days.
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      07-27-2014, 07:43 AM   #26
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But realistically, find something you are good at and learn to love it.
Fair point, two different routes to the same thing. If you can make either work then happy days
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      07-27-2014, 08:55 AM   #27
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If it's got wheels or tits, you can't afford it.
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      07-27-2014, 12:50 PM   #28
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Take a chance and ask her ... she may say yes and u won't regret never having asked.

Travel as much as you can now - future might never come.

Save enough to keep u going for 3 months, and spend the rest on things to make you smile.

As for me... regrets yep... a few here and there, but all the experiences I've had good and bad along the way have led to my son being here..... and if i could change anything in my life, i wouldn't change a single thing as it would mean id have never met him.
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      07-27-2014, 03:09 PM   #29
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A lot of jobs offshore don't require you to be an engineer. There is a lot of demand for those jobs though.

The manufacturing side of engineering is where it's happening at the moment, especially in Aberdeen.

There is a dire shortage of CNC machinists and nobody can get guys. Wages are going up at a rapid rate and most places pretty much have unlimited overtime due to the shortages.

A lot of people are making very good money out of it these days.
Do you not think the use of 3D printers will put CNC machinists out of work, or lower the demand at least? Or maybe would it increase the demands of CNC machinists if they could transfer their skills to using 3D printers?
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      07-27-2014, 03:18 PM   #30
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don't start gambling and save a lot of money...
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      07-27-2014, 03:23 PM   #31
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Do you not think the use of 3D printers will put CNC machinists out of work, or lower the demand at least? Or maybe would it increase the demands of CNC machinists if they could transfer their skills to using 3D printers?
It is not even remotely close to happening.

We've been running out of oil for how many years now and that hasn't happened.

The demand for new machines is through the roof at the moment too. Huge waiting lists for machines and big values on second hand machines.

I'm not really clued up about 3D printing but I know no oil company that has one or even expressed an interest in one.

A lot of the stuff done in my work is long. 40ft parts aren't uncommon and I've not seen any printers that big.

I think the industry will be fine for a long time yet.
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      07-27-2014, 04:22 PM   #32
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Being 20 has its downfalls... Am constantly being told how to spend my money, and everything to do with life -_- .... am not good with being told what to do , but no doubt in a few years when am old I'll look back and think why didn't I listen

So what would you tell yourself or advise yourself on if you could go back,
I'm more a lurker than a poster these days but thought I'd add a few!

Build up a good credit rating (you never know when you will need it)

Work like a bastard - demonstrate a good work ethic and you can go for (regardless of qualifications)

Start your pension. Even if it's just £50/month

Don't smoke or do drugs ( yeah yeah I sound like your dad)

Plus don't drive like a twat, don't go 'bareback' and see the world.
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      07-27-2014, 05:36 PM   #33
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This might sound a bit cheesy, but be nice to the people you hold dear. Cherish the moments you spend with them.

You don't want to regret anything when they're gone. My sister went in her 30's and we knew it was coming. We laughed and cried right up to the last minute, all I have its good memories that I hold dear. Luckily I have very few regrets.

Go and visit your grandparents, phone your mum etc.
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      07-28-2014, 02:55 AM   #34
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Work harder at school/Uni, education is priceless, especially when it's so cheap in this country compared to other parts of the world.

I wouldn't think twice about paying to do an extra course etc, I've spent 12k on postgraduate courses in the last 3 years, but now I'm in a position where my CV clearly stands out over those of my peers, and am able to apply for positions my peers just cannot. So 12k investment in developing my self when I was in my late 20s has translate to me been able to almost pick and choose which jobs to go for in my early 30s (I'm actually been headhunted which in the current climate is an amazing position to be in), rather than having to sit around scrolling job websites and grabbing anything that comes your way.....But if I had worked harder at Uni in the first place and got some awards/distinctions rather than just 'passing' I wouldn't have needed to do all the extra postgraduate stuff ....but all the time spent instead of been at lectures was good fun

Buy Apple stock when it was about to go bankrupt back in 1995 ($100 = $67,000 now!!!).
Agree with this, if I had worked harder at Uni and got a first. Then applied for one of the top grad schemes, the world is your oyster. So many of my friends did this have amazing careers! Similar to gangzoom im in my late 20s and doing extra courses/management qualifications to achieve the next step in my career.
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      07-28-2014, 03:31 AM   #35
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dont waste time with someone who truly doesnt make you happy, I did, and wasted 10years.
see the world
think about pensions and property - you will need both.
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      07-28-2014, 07:30 AM   #36
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I'm more a lurker than a poster these days but thought I'd add a few!

Build up a good credit rating (you never know when you will need it)

Work like a bastard - demonstrate a good work ethic and you can go for (regardless of qualifications)

Start your pension. Even if it's just £50/month

Don't smoke or do drugs ( yeah yeah I sound like your dad)

Plus don't drive like a twat, don't go 'bareback' and see the world.


What do you mean "don't go bareback"???? and cannadis isn't really a drug!

Spunking in a nice wet juicy clean clunge is one of the best feeling in the world when you're high!
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      07-28-2014, 07:57 AM   #37
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      07-29-2014, 08:41 AM   #38
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I'd tell myself that all women are mental, so searching for the 'right one' isn't worthwhile as you'll end up with more or less the same issues.
Stick with the one that was least mental (in hindsight) and enjoy life!
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      07-29-2014, 09:02 AM   #39
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A lot of jobs offshore don't require you to be an engineer. There is a lot of demand for those jobs though.

The manufacturing side of engineering is where it's happening at the moment, especially in Aberdeen.

There is a dire shortage of CNC machinists and nobody can get guys. Wages are going up at a rapid rate and most places pretty much have unlimited overtime due to the shortages.

A lot of people are making very good money out of it these days.
I packed in manufacturing after 5 years as i saw myself going nowhere. Doh. Now im stuck behind a desk...yawnnnn
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      07-29-2014, 11:51 AM   #40
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What do you mean "don't go bareback"???? !
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