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ew Year resolutions

What changes will readers make to their lives in millennium year?

To do my job and not everybody else's.

Andrew Huetson, 33, civils estimator, Yorkshire

I have two resolutions. The sensible one is that, as a graduate under a training agreement, I will try to submit my quarterly reports on time this year. My other resolution is to make the effort to go out for a beer more often. It's all too easy to sit in the house doing nothing when you're working site hours.

Greg Riddle, 26, section engineer, Edinburgh

My new millennium year's resolution is to try to be more considerate and thoughtful towards others, particularly those less fortunate than myself. I know this sounds a bit corny, but in today's society and culture, it is too easy to drift along with a 'looking after number one' attitude. It is also easy to put on blinkers and ignore the plight of others, thinking that somebody else will sort it out when, in reality, I might be able to make a difference.

Gary Underhill, 38, senior engineer, Rugby

My resolution? Attend more ICE meetings and events.

Richard Adam, 40, senior field engineer, South East

To spend more time with my family and on family matters. But also to spend more time raising the profile of my company's bioengineering slope stabilisation work in the UK and overseas and to do more internet networking, including re-establishing my website. Quite a task - but it is 2000!

David Barker, 56, MD and engineer, Kent/Surrey border

Resolution - to finally get around to sitting my CPR (or MPR or whatever its called these days)

David Stone, 30, design engineer, Oxfordshire

Mine is don't work so hard and don't get so stressed.

Laurence Vye, 41, project structural engineer, Berlin, Germany

New Year's resolution: To spend less time at work and more time doing sport.

Simon Parsons, 30, tunnel engineer, Reading

To find at least one reason to compliment the rail companies, particularly Scotrail.

Mark Baynham, local government engineer, Scotland

To make a conscious effort to improve my time management so as to maintain sufficient time slots for strategic thought even during the most hectic and pressurised weeks.

Rob Kremis, 39 , project director , London

Not to bite my finger-nails any more.

Martin Sachs, 47, group leader highways, London

Not to let the constant failures of the rail network to get me from A to B stress me out.

Nigel Pearson, 47, project manager, Essex

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