• Question: do you like your job and what is the best part

    Asked by 67mustang to Ant, Mike, Dan, Matt, Steph on 14 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by courtney97, directioners, tommix.
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      Mike Salter answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      Yes! I really the like the challenge of my job and I have to learn new things which means it doesn’t get boring. The best part of my job is having to solve difficult problems. Often nobody will have faced the exact same problem before so I have to put my thinking cap on and work out a solution. Engineers are really good at working together, so I’ll speak to others and they’ll have different ideas from my own. It’s a great feeling when you find a really good solution!

    • Photo: Dan Veal

      Dan Veal answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Yep, i like it a lot which helps a lot to have motivation to get out of bed every morning. I’m also fortnate to work with nice people, so socially it’s a fun place, generally engineers are pretty nice.

      The best part is working hard for a couple weeks, and seeing something you designed being built, and having a nice feeling of satisfaction. It’s like getting a good grade at the end of a class you worked hard in.

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      Matt Maddock answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Most of the time I do like my job a lot – and I get a real buzz both from knowing how much good comes from the Diamond machine, but also from the fact that I work somewhere that could be the lair of an evil super-villain.

      There are lots of good parts – like knowing that there will be people alive in a few years because of medicines that were researched in our labs – but the part I like best is when I get to build a new machine, or play with liquid Nitrogen. I would like to claim to be a grown-up, but I’d be lying! Liquid Nitrogen is brilliant!