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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2007, 02:17 »
Congrats from Germany Broadzilla.
I'm currently a RO at Neckar 1 NPP, and I'm attending an upgrade program from RO to Shift Manager. I exactly know where you've been through, and it's quite funny, I feel and felt the same pressure like you, so it doesn't matter on which country of the world you obtain a license. Your thoughts about how to lead a team  and how to treat NLOs are very impressive, you are seem to be a great leader. I can read a lot of experience in your words, so keep up this great work.
SHIFT MANAGEMENT NEEDS GUYS LIKE US !!!

I'm going to open a Beck's beer and salut to your success!

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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2007, 07:32 »
I remember the great shift meals he'd throw and it was something I adopted when I became an SM. For instance I have always bought my shift a Prime Rib Dinner whenever we've had to work a holiday or come up with ideas for breakfast. I had an STA who really got into the breakfast concept and would create menus for "Breakfast At Mikeys". I think you gotta hold your people to a high standard and I've found if you show basic respect and treat everyone fairly and allow a certain bit of fun they'll meet virtually any standard you set for them. When I had my last group at Fermi I had Suzy Q Day.

I may get to eat? It just keeps getting better and better.

There is a pool going for how long it takes BZ to rip off the next NUBs (N00Bs) head that asks the question without searching since you are going to be getting more sleep. No comment on which blocks I have!
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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2007, 01:33 »
I may get to eat? It just keeps getting better and better.

There is a pool going for how long it takes BZ to rip off the next NUBs (N00Bs) head that asks the question without searching since you are going to be getting more sleep. No comment on which blocks I have!

When it comes to being a grouch I'm a true professional, I can reach maximum grouch potential and sustain it regardless of sleep.

FOR the record the ONLY people I ever "advise" in a less than nice fashion are those who post \

"I have these qualifications XXXXXX what kind of jobs can I apply for and what do those jobs consist of?"  Note this site is NUKEWORKER so MOST likely those questions have been answered. These nublets will thank me for my tough love later on in their adult nuclear lives :)

Mike

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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2007, 09:33 »
I certainly miss the great leaders at Fermi as well as the Shift Feeds...

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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2007, 09:19 »
Congrats!!!  You know you have an open offer in Charlotte for beer and pizza of your choice!!  I hope the job is what you hope it will be, as I know the job you helped me get (and you did no matter you wish to deny it) it better than I ever thought and I look foward to my turn at SRO some day.

Ps I got a home on Lake Wyile with a boat dock (no boat yet) so you know we can throw a few down on the deck and discuss Red heads, Big Louie and other things from days gone by.......

Rob
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Fermi2

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« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2007, 04:32 »
Yo Rob,

I'll let you know soon, Mrs BZ and I are thinking about a trip to Charlotte soon. I have a hankering for some Boardwalk Billies :) over by UNCC. There's a great outdoor bar there too.
I'll let you know man!

Mike

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« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2007, 10:34 »
Congratulations a month late. Still very cool.

Fermi2

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« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2007, 01:25 »
My license came today, Signed May 22nd. NOW it's OFFICIAL!

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« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2007, 07:44 »
As for study time there's a few factors involved that aren't there for many instants. I was a BWR SRO and had not worked at a PWR since the navy oh so long ago so I had to unlearn BWR at the same time I was learning PWR. That might seem minor except in a few ways a BWR behaves exactly opposite of a PWR and the procedures reflect it. Try unlearning 12 years of conditioned license behaviour. Also PWR EOP and AOP are very structured whereas BWR are not. It was difficult for me to learn to stay within a structure like that in an emergency. On the other hand it was gratifying being able to pperate at the actual control panels and see that I still have good instincts.

Item two: I grew up at my old plant, from an NLO up through the ranks. I'd been in every single inch of that plant and probably had done everything at least once. Here I had to learn new systems. During systems training I spent 3 to 4 hours a night at home studying. Every Friday afternoon I'd trace systems or walkdown procedures. I'd get up at 5am and go walk down the plant for 4 or 5 hours every Saturday. Sunday I'd study 6 hours minimum. Usually in the morning so it wouldn't impact my family. I kept this up pretty much for 26 months though after I knew the layout of the plant I stopped walking it down every week. I also have this thing but I feel if I'm going to send an NLO out to do a job I better know exactly where he/she is going and what hazards he/she will face. Also what are the special things they need to do to get their job done. I figure if I'm going to be managing them doing their jobs I at least owe them the respect of knowing what they'll be doing and how. On the average I put in about 20 to 25 hours of my own time every week except during the last three weeks and that was because we had 5 days a week with 8 hours study time a day and that was enough to drive me crazy. It would drive anyone nuts.

Congrats BZ!   You are not giving me a warm fuzzy about licensed class.  NucEngForHire and I start class on July 16th.  I am a PWR NLO having to learn a BWR!  I can't believe these BWRs actually run. LOL

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« Reply #34 on: Jun 01, 2007, 08:53 »
Congrats BZ!   You are not giving me a warm fuzzy about licensed class. 

I must admit that when someone such as BZ has to put in that much effort, it should be taken as a warning shot for anyone getting ready to go up. It will take more time than they will pay you in order to get the license.
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« Reply #35 on: Jun 01, 2007, 03:30 »
Thank you Roll Tide.

I am willing to write something up on how to study for your license if anyone wants it.

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« Reply #36 on: Jun 01, 2007, 06:13 »
Thank you Roll Tide.

I am willing to write something up on how to study for your license if anyone wants it.

Mike

Thanks I would very much appreciate that.

Doug

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« Reply #37 on: Jun 02, 2007, 06:55 »
I am willing to write something up on how to study for your license if anyone wants it.


Hey, I am interested. I just hope it doesn't involve a lot of work / study on my part. Surely they will spoon-feed me everything I need?!?!?!?  8)
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« Reply #38 on: Jun 12, 2007, 05:25 »
Read the "Sequoyah Suprise" that your going on shift!  Way to go!  Tell ole Campy that Dano says hey next time you see him.
I used to be a lifeguard until some blue kid got me fired.

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« Reply #39 on: Jun 12, 2007, 11:12 »
Yeah, The plan changed about 17 times LOL. I hired in directly as a Shift Manager not an Operations Specialist. Everyone figured I'd do some time as a Unit Supervisor simply to get some time under my belt. I don't have any problems with how it turned out. I've been handed a very good shift with some excellent people. This is the shift I did my training time on and honestly their former SM left me with a good hand that's mine to screw up. Now I have to get this SM Qualification Guide done. It's NOT that hard except getting TVA Managers to have time to get the interviews complete is a bit tough, especially during summer. Still I'm happy as heck with this.

Soon as I see Sir Campy I'll let him know. I actually haven't seen him for awhile, maybe he's still waltzing around the containment doing closeout inspections :)

Mikey
 

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« Reply #40 on: Jun 15, 2007, 03:34 »
Congrats, I see TVA Today is bragging on you ;)
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