Calculating the net income of a position requiring temporary relocation.

Last Updated on 2 weeks by Christopher G Mendla

A job seeker can easily make a mistake by accepting a position requiring temporary relocation. Here are some of the pitfalls of which you need to be aware.

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How to calculate the true net compensation for a position.

Last Updated on 2 weeks by Christopher G Mendla

The true compensation for a position is not always apparent.  When you are in the job market, you should be able to quantify the compensation. In addition to the compensation there are some intangible factors that should also be factored in. 

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How to succeed with coding challenges for development positions

Many development positions require a coding challenge as part of the interview process. Some of these challenges can be time consuming. Here are some things to consider. 

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Beware of widowmakers in your trees

A widowmaker is a large branch that can fall at any time. They can prove deadly. 

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Mower belt install fail – Craftsman LT 1000

The mower belt failed on my Craftsman LT 1000. I tried to take a shortcut by not completely removing the deck. I put the belt over the belt guide for the idler pulley  which almost wrecked the belt instantly. 

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel – An Amazing Engineer.

Last Updated on 1 month by Christopher G Mendla

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a British engineer who left an amazing legacy in his 53 short years. This was the time of the Industrial Revolution. He had vision and drive far beyond most men. His works included Ships, Bridges, Tunnels and Railroads. Most of his works were larger than life such as the amazing Great Eastern Steamship.

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Pandemic Tips #2 – Remote job opportunities.

Last Updated on 1 month by Christopher G Mendla

A focus on current remote job opportunities. This is the second in a series of tips related to the Coronavirus / Covid-19 / China Virus. 

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It is frightening to think that some people need to be told to not throw rocks at water snakes.

I try to have a positive outlook on humanity but some times humanity just doesn’t measure up. 

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Replacing a head gasket on a Craftsman LT-1000 with a Briggs and Stratton Engine

Last Updated on 1 month by Christopher G Mendla

My Craftsman tractor was blowing smoke from a blown head gasket. I opted to replace it myself.

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Cleaning rusty screwdriver bits

Last Updated on 1 month by Christopher G Mendla

Does it make sense to clean rusty screwdriver bits?

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