Well a little off topic but the new job was a hassle the first 3 weeks. 4th week, things clicked. Dude in the shop is a pretty good guy and a big hustler. I'm the QC guy but we've managed to get along pretty well. Company never really had a real inspector, now they do!
The funny thing is that everybody there was resisting my efforts trying to implement some kind of order. "Oh, we've always done it this way"..."Meh, we do what we like" is what I got for 3 weeks. Pretty hard to argue when you are unfamiliar with the process. But over the weeks I've become familiar with a ton of issues. Every day for 2 weeks I found about 10 things wrong with parts, blueprints, documents, you name it. So my manager asks me to do things but doesn't want to accompany me while doing so. Uhh ok, the new guy telling the supervisors what to do? Alone with no support? OK!
But as I learned more about the process I saw that there was no order at all. That's it DAMMIT! From now on, you will fill out your paper work, label your parts, do your job right and do what I say!
Holy smokes it worked! The dude running the shop tried to jerk me around a few times. OK, two can play that game. He ended up getting totally lost in his production plan. Lost track of parts, parts completed etc. When I started, I was tossed into the fire with 30 blueprints, a mess of parts without a hint of where to start my inspections. I asked the dude for some kind of hint as to what was what but he answer was, "look at your drawings".
Been through this before so knowing from experience I told the guy, you can d*** me now but later, I'm going to be asking you WHO'S YOUR DADDY?!
Guess what, this was the week. I learned A LOT! Known as a documentarian, record keeper, and having a great sense of organization, I tore 'em up this week!
Dude was lost in his process so he asked me if I could help. OK dude, I've been keeping records of EVERYTHING! You have this this this and that, this this and that, this failed that failed and this this and that are complete. then I told the dude, "now you see where you need to scratch my back cause I'm Your Daddy, told you I would be!
Then I tell him that I could have easily said,'look at your drawings" as he did to me when I first started. But I helped the guy out, set him straight within 5 minutes whereas if he hadn't my help, it would have taken him hours to figure out what he was dealing with.
So now he sees the way I work. The other inspectors just sit back and watch silently while I school these boys. 2 days ago we called the engineers out to the floor to sort out some problems. One dude was real arrogant.....WAS!!! I ended up schooling him on blueprints in front of the vice president, QC manager, 2 supervisors, lead man and 2 operators.
Next day I get a new desk and a walkie talkie. Shop dude sets up a new inspection area with locking cabinet after I told him I don't like anyone touching my records. I'll help you any time but don't touch my records. He agrees and sees the way I work so he sets me up.
So in the last week, I've schooled an engineer on HIS drawing, sent a production manager with his tail between his legs are trying to bully me into singing off stuff, and had a ton of people asking my advice.
Funny, 2 supervisors in the shop and us two guys are running the show. Dude running the shop has mentioned every day for the last week that he's glad they hired me cause I'm making his show roll much smoother. All of a sudden, there is no resistance. Every so often I have to explain why we need to run things a certain way then he'll say, "you're right" and do what I ask.
It's real funny, when I walk out there with my stupid walkie talkie, the workers seem intimidated. My boss loves me, when he's in a debate with another manager, he'll look over to me as if asking for help. So I take over his roll and explain things since I can much better than he can. The guy just tells me, if you need anything, let me know.
Funny, but this is going so my way!
Other inspectors are like little kids asking for help and advice. Guys are good guys but know nothing about quality. Who's there Daddy?
Well, got a new desk, a walkie talkie, lots of respect and good money, what else is there?
Darn good pay check this week. Had some extra cash for a couple of GP 4000's on Gina's bike, send $100 to Lil JojoBeanz (Grandson) for a new skateboard. He was thrilled!
Working OT so all today was some great money! My check on the 22nd will be nice enough to buy myself a present or two for Christmas ha ha!
Not a whole lot of riding now but lots of money which is the next best thing he he!
It's good to be back!
My new desk and WT.
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Some new GP's for Gina's bike
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Cool skateboard for Lil JojoBeanz
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