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The Life and Times of Donald F. Simmons


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Back on Projects!

I got an early Xmas present at work this week. As most of you know, I've been doing Technical Support at work for most of this year, which has been OK, but definitely not what I want to make a career out of. This week I got moved back into Projects (which is what I've been doing for nearly all of my time at MSC and Mechanical Dynamics before that). The deal is for me to still help out with Tech Support when they are short handed, but the important point is now that Projects owns my time, not only will be working on analysis projects again (which is what I want to do) but Tech Support only gets to use me when Projects (i.e. Steve McLellan who runs my office) says they can. Before it was the other way around.

Needless to say, I'm very pleased by this. Being permanently in Tech Support was something that was really beginning to worry me, as the skills from it don't make me any more employable anywhere else (should the worse happen), and it flat out not the work I wanted to do. Happy camper now.

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Yay for being taken off the phones and allowed to get some work done!

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