Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ever had your qualification rubbished in a blink of an eye?

Because that is what I am feeling right now.
Someone has just announced that what I do for a job is rubbish and any monkey can do it.
Here is why:

Army intelligence at its best - one arm holding open the box, other trying to work on the equipment. Its only a matter of time until that lid smacks him on the head.

Now previously it has only been the lovely world of I.T. that has rubbished my role as a systems engineer. You see there are millions of people walking around today calling themselves systems engineers........but the reality of the matter is they are a "computer technician". They have no idea about mechanical systems, or electrical systems, radio systems or even process systems. They know how to install windows on a computer - and that is all that makes them smart.

But now the army have cottoned onto this idea. The have a bunch of monkeys out rewiring analog tait radios - calling themselves systems engineers.
Now don't get me wrong. I do not have anything against the army. I do not have anything against engineers whom learnt off the tools.
My problem is that it should take 5 years of being "the boy" before your an engineer.

So these guys being called systems engineers because they work on radios, is the equivalent to me being called "Tactical Options Specialist" because I play lots of XBOX.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I am digging my new macro lense :)

Just got a cool little macro/fisheye lens for ANY hand-held digital camera......
Fricken cool.
Here is a photo without the lense.

and here is same shot with the lens fitted....

Now that is fricken cool :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Its bad when you start the day with - "Well I can't be fucked, I busy enough already"

Sorry guys, I don't usually do this.......but I am tired. I am cranky......I NEED TO VENT!!!!

Its bad when you start the day with - "Well I can't be fucked, I busy enough already"
But this is the cold, hard truth that I am facing.
Its 10:30pm, I have a list of things to do before tomorrow.......but I can't be fucked.
I worked dumb hours last week. Because I have to do a big project.......and to get to site is 4 hours drive. So that basically means that I am driving 1 day of the week. Working another 5. My weekends are chewed up with either Uni tests or looking at houses/cars for wife......or if I am lucky cleaning. Then preparing for the next day of craziness......

This just goes round and round. I don't get stuff all time to spend with my future son or my wife for the matter. Whom needs all the help she can get at this point. The dumb hours I am working are just going to get worse this week as not only do I have to do all the dumb stuff I did last week......but I also I need to chew up what is left of my weekend by also setting up for a training course next week. Why the weekend.......BECAUSE I AM TOO BUSY THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK TO DO IT!!!!
This only gets worse when I look at how I am appreciated. Yep I worked it out. After tax, my last bonus and pay rise worked out to a 0.6% per annum increase over what was getting paid from day one........18 months ago. To make matters worse, this is still 20% lower than what I was being paid 2 years ago.

This image pretty much summed up how I felt like while I am tapping away at the keyboard right now.

Nuff said really.
MBA done in June
Baby boy due June
Big project finished in June

June sounds like an interesting month, need to line a few things up I think......and have a break for once.

Right that felt better. See I needed to vent. Now back to the things I was suppose to do tonight.......fuck it, I'm off to bed.