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    I've always enjoyed a good chat with taxi uncles whenever I take taxis. This uncle is inspriational.

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    Always good to get a Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence for standing by in case of rainy days even for PMETs.

    Especially for us engineers, tio chop or retrench at an age of 40 to 50 years old. Good luck finding another identical position with similar pay grade / remuneration package, at least have a backup rice bowl to fall back on immediately together with some savings of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Always good to get a Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence for standing by in case of rainy days even for PMETs.

    Especially for us engineers, tio chop or retrench at an age of 40 to 50 years old. Good luck finding another identical position with similar pay grade / remuneration package, at least have a backup rice bowl to fall back on immediately together with some savings of course.
    sorry to sidetrack but your comment caught my attention...so engineer future no good ah? i'm currently majoring in it... heard alot of mixed comments, but none from an actual engineer yet haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Always good to get a Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence for standing by in case of rainy days even for PMETs.

    Especially for us engineers, tio chop or retrench at an age of 40 to 50 years old. Good luck finding another identical position with similar pay grade / remuneration package, at least have a backup rice bowl to fall back on immediately together with some savings of course.

    I know some professional photographers do drive taxi as part time to supplement their income, wondering why so many people still think can make some quick and easy money to fund their photography hobby by doing freelance photography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoneRanger View Post
    sorry to sidetrack but your comment caught my attention...so engineer future no good ah? i'm currently majoring in it... heard alot of mixed comments, but none from an actual engineer yet haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoneRanger View Post
    sorry to sidetrack but your comment caught my attention...so engineer future no good ah? i'm currently majoring in it... heard alot of mixed comments, but none from an actual engineer yet haha
    A good engineer is always in demand, but you have to have a contingency plan for rainy days.

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    reminds me of this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoneRanger View Post

    sorry to sidetrack but your comment caught my attention...so engineer future no good ah? i'm currently majoring in it... heard alot of mixed comments, but none from an actual engineer yet haha
    Depends on your specialised engineer field. Many FTs are already coming in

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post

    Depends on your specialised engineer field. Many FTs are already coming in
    Isn't it the same in every field? But also depends on industry. If work in oil n gas , then probably paid higher.
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    Default Re: Inspirational taxi uncle

    Where civil and structural sector is concerned, resident / field engineer positions are usually held by FTs. These middle management positions offer more learning opportunities and better remuneration but they are still getting a lot lesser than what the locals used to command.

    Locals usually choose to work as design engineers. If that's you thing, its fine but I think they do miss out on some essential exposure. Sometimes, you just won't see the problem on site from your office window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Sometimes, you just won't see the problem on site from your office window.
    Applicable to other fields of engineering.
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