Back To Work

I’ve pretty much written off the rest of our Diversity Training classes. I’m there physically, but mentally I tuned it out. It was the only way to get through the rest of that crap and still stay somewhat sane. None of it was worthwhile and now that it’s all over with it’s time to get back into the area and go into damage control mode. I’m going to be working long hours and weekend overtime in an effort to finish up all our late boxes. I hate it when we have to work harder just to make up for management’s stupid diversions that waste our time on the job. Losers. In an average 40 hour work week I swear we must be rotting away in conference rooms nearly 20 of those hours. Totally counterproductive.

The new line supervisor, Garden Tool, is working out much better than I could have hoped for. The Tool has already pegged Meth and Stupid Guy for the fuckups that they are and he’s begun to put the finger of doom on them. I’m happy about that. He’s got a wicked sense of humor and a good personality, two things Squirmy was lacking. Garden Tool is a short shit with snow white hair and a sparkle in his eye. Occassionally he reminds me of Tony Curtis’ character in the film “The Great Race”. I love that goofy movie. Jack Lemmon really stole the show in my opinion. Professor Fate is my hero…

Deadwood was handed a rough beatdown from our management team after their risk assessment meeting about the missing noise filtering capacitors. Engineering’s verdict was that the caps needed to be in the power supply line module, but now that those affected units are all over the globe it’s going to be too much hassle to recall each and every box for a field repair. Instead of notifying the customers of a potential problem, management is going to send out a service note bulletin to all our regional repair centers with a list of serial numbers for the affected units. If and when any of them show up for an unrelated repair, the service center will quietly add the capacitors back into the power supply. It’s good that Deadwood came clean about this situation, but it’s definetly going to be a black mark on her next employee review. I continue to feel kinda bad about it however if anything else I hope this has taught her a lesson. Don’t interpret the assembly documentation any which way you please.

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~ by factorypeasant on September 2, 2005.

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