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Cheer up

For many civil engineers their working life can feel a little like Spike Milligan's description of war: 'long periods of boredom, punctuated by short bursts of panic.' But, every so often, it's worth putting aside the concerns over poor pay, lack of status etc and making an effort to feel good about what you do.

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