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  1. Work is enforcing 2 week work from home and schools are closed till end of March with possibility of more. Supermarket shelves continue to be woefully bare...
  2. Saw this over the weekend. Very good movie - much better than I expected from the previews.
  3. Bad Boys for Life - if you're a fan of the first two movies and know what to expect going in then you'll like it. Other than the nostalgia the movie was pretty terrible. Was really surprised to see quite a few parents bring their 8 - 10 year olds to the movie.
  4. Wife is looking forward to it, me not so much. Mini-Shush and I are looking forward to the new Scooby movie.
  5. Took mini-Shush to see Sonic - holy crap that movie was horrible. Most of the jokes fell flat, the product placement was overly in your face, and the lead guy/gal might as well have been cardboard cutouts. The "saving grace" was Jim Carrey's usually over the top performance which has gotten pretty old by now. Of course they left it open at the end for a second movie...
  6. Change in temperature across a throttling valve is assumed to be 0 so T(8) = T(7) = 100F.
  7. Couple items: 1. Regarding test materials and prep courses, the policy for reimbursement should be clearly defined in your company's policy for tuition reimbursement. If not, you should have this in writing before undertaking any costs. Most places I've worked for you paid all costs up front and only got reimbursed if you passed the exam. 2. There is no obligation from a company or managers to allow you time off to study or allow you to study at work. The vast majority of board members dedicated personal time to study and vacation time if required to travel to the test site. I understand your frustration with how it was managed for a co-worker but that was cleared through his/her manager, not yours. 3. From your second attempt description it sounds like your boss has been fairly flexible with your schedule and giving you time to study. Again, your company is under no obligation to give you time at work or less work so that you can study for an exam. Most of us on the board and myself personally dedicated personal time outside of work to study. Typically I studied from 7-10PM every weeknight and then 8AM-4PM with short breaks as needed during the weekend for three months. PE prep can be very time extensive but it's on your personal time. That ^ may not be what you wanted to hear but the PE is a personal goal and its not to your company's benefit as you'll expect a raise when you pass the exam. It is for your personal and your professional betterment that you're taking the exam and your company and boss aren't obligated to help you pass.
  8. It is my understanding effective April 2020 that the "general" morning portion of the exam will be replaced by a discipline specific morning session so folks taking TFS will be tested on that both in the morning and afternoon with little if any overlap in the other areas. The latest exam specifications here: https://ncees.org/engineering/pe/mechanical/ seem to support that also if you look at the breakdown.
  9. On the other hand, I have never personally understood the desire to take the exam in an area outside of your practice solely for the sake of passing. I work primarily TFS so that's what I took. If my daily job was MDM or HVAC I would take either of those disciplines. While I understand our PE licenses don't say P.E (TFS/HVAC/MDM etc.) I've always found it an ethically gray area to take the exam in a particular area for the sole sake of passing. Also, with the change to CBT the exam is more discipline specific which address your concern that a large number of TFS-type questions showed up on the HVAC exam.
  10. >>sits here quietly turning 35 this year<<
  11. Holy crap to some of those salaries - 8 years experience making $205k in NYC!
  12. Moving this to the correct forum - this forum is for exam prep only.
  13. Finished Breaking Bad. The rave reviews are thoroughly justified. It's one of the very few shows where the writing/acting stayed strong through all the seasons and the finale was awesome yet completely logical.
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