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Old 03-01-2007, 02:57 PM   #1
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Anyone else bored at work at a borderline decent paying, seemingly dead-end job with no future but doesn't want to leave after only having worked 4 months because it'll look crappy on their resume?

I need a different career, sitting in front of a computer 8 hours a day getting fat and doing monkey work really isn't really cutting it lol.
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Old 03-01-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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haha Where do you work?
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:01 PM   #3
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Seize the day! Travel the world!
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:03 PM   #4
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Same as original poster. mehhh.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:05 PM   #5
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haha Where do you work?
I work at Honeywell Video Systems in Surrey...

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Travelling sounds fun, but the prospect of having no property, savings or job at the age of 27 doesn't sound too appealing
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:19 PM   #6
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Honeywell video systems?

Neat.
I should pay you guys a visit with my BNC series of connectors, and quad shield headened cable. It's blue, you know.


I'm not bored today, mainly because I bought a new office chair.
It's amazing how your perception of a job changes when new office furniture is involved.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:23 PM   #7
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I wish we had new office furniture. My chair is a piece of crap that's aggravating my already sore back. This building is ghetto too, out of forty people total that work here there are like 35 guys and the guy's bathroom has one john...awesome.

Funny you mention BNC connectors I just did a document for one of our cameras that talk about BNC connectors for the main and aux video output. I was like wtf is a BNC connector. lol
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:36 PM   #8
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hahahha, now you're in cable geek territory.
BNC = British Naval Connector

Devised by the brits many moons ago to ensure a good, solid, water resistant connection for their ship's communication systems. Now they use them in any application where strength is key, like interac machines, and cash registers.

I've been seeing a lot more BNC's in high end home installs lately. I don't know why, they don't shield as well as a coax, imho.

I feel like such a geek.




Do you want my old chair?
It's not bad, just a bit squeaky. Oh, and it smells like farts too.
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:43 PM   #9
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Hmm... thanks for the offer, but I think I'll pass on the chair.

So you sell just cables? How exactly does one get into the cable business?
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:49 PM   #10
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I've been seeing a lot more BNC's in high end home installs lately. I don't know why, they don't shield as well as a coax, imho.
Perhaps it's because the home owners are using pro gear? I think most pro gear use BNC's.

Isn't that quad shield stuff hard to fit to a connector? Doesn't it have higher loss too?
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:50 PM   #11
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Travelling sounds fun, but the prospect of having no property, savings or job at the age of 27 doesn't sound too appealing
But you have your car! That's "property" except that it'll dwindle in value to the point where you're going to be able to sell it for say $2000 in about 10 years.
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:58 PM   #12
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Hmm... thanks for the offer, but I think I'll pass on the chair.

So you sell just cables? How exactly does one get into the cable business?
haha, no problem on the chair.

I sell cables and cable accessories. Not terribly exciting, but the fact we're so well established in the industry makes for a cushy job..... most of the time. I don't recommend getting into this industry. The profit margins are now so low, I can't be bothered to come into work some days. Tis the nature of competition though. I'm just glad my customers have had issues buying the cheap stuff, now they're willing to pay more for my products.


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Perhaps it's because the home owners are using pro gear? I think most pro gear use BNC's.

Isn't that quad shield stuff hard to fit to a connector? Doesn't it have higher loss too?
Quad is hell to terminate. You have dual braid, high percentage type stuff. Then you have the foil, typically bonded. I pierced my fingers so often putting patch cords together that I've lost feeling in my fingertips.


A lot of pro gear is now using BNC's. I've noticed that a lot of composite cables are going away from RCA fittings, and into the more stable BNC. I don't know why they don't use F fittings on pro stuff. The cost is less than a BNC, termination is easier, and the losses are minimal if one terminates properly.

On that note, I laugh when I see someone spending $100 on a monster cable from Future Shop. I've done some testing against MC parts, and while they work, they're not worth the huge markup. My RCA series of patch cords equals the performance of the MC branded cords, at a quarter of the price.
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:05 PM   #13
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Critical Update: I am bored.

That is all.
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:47 PM   #14
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Must be nice to have a job where u can go on the computer and check out NASIOC and all those other things. Customer service jobs ftl.
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:48 PM   #15
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I dont actually work. I just pretend to so i can fit in to social circles such as these.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:01 PM   #16
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Must be nice to have a job where u can go on the computer and check out NASIOC and all those other things. Customer service jobs ftl.
I know where you're coming from I worked in customer service for 10 years since I was 15...mostly restaurant, some bank. It does suck at the time, but then you get a desk job and you wish you were able to get up and walk around and have some human contact besides the fat asshat that sits next to you. I guess we're never happy with what we have.

Plus it's not like I surf NASIOC without any risk. I pretty much run the risk of being fired at any moment, not that that really bothers me
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:05 PM   #17
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I too am bored. Very bored. haha

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Honeywell video systems?

Neat.
I should pay you guys a visit with my BNC series of connectors, and quad shield headened cable. It's blue, you know.


I'm not bored today, mainly because I bought a new office chair.
It's amazing how your perception of a job changes when new office furniture is involved.


Hypa, your company sells connectors do they also build and sell assemblies? What company do you work for? I work for a company that manufactures wireless internet equipment and we're using some cable assemblies that use U.FL and N connectors.

Let me know if this is anywhere near your area of exppertise.

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Old 03-01-2007, 06:30 PM   #18
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:35 PM   #19
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haha eh I'm our company's production manager/purchasing manager so I'm always looking to find a supplier that might be able to help me out.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:42 PM   #20
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Awesome. Steve's a good guy with a good set of knowledge. Hope it works out. I could give you Steve's personal contact, but I'm 100% sure he'll chime in, nor do I think he wants his personal contacts or company public knowledge

soooooooooooooooooooooo....anybody actually LIKE their job?
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yea I understand. I'll wait for Steve.

I like my job

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Old 03-01-2007, 07:11 PM   #22
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I sell propane and propane accessories.
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:53 PM   #24
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blargh..im at werk and bored. I like my job though, I just made myself a honey mustard breaded chicken breast with ham and swiss with a side of vegies and sauted mushrooms in a red wine and butter reduction
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i absolutely love my job.
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