Now Is the Winter Of Our Discontent
By Dwip April 17, 2006, 6:18 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

Thanks for the title, Will.

Most of you have already heard one form or another of this rant, but I need something to talk about, so. I want to talk about Oblivion, but I’d like to finish it first, so. The good thing there is, at the rate I’m playing, that won’t take long. I played, well, all weekend, really. Including about 10 hours after a full day of overtime, which brings us to…

…my boss is either retarded, or just flat out isn’t thinking. This became aparent after Wednesday, when, despite not having the two people there who can run one of the most critical machines, we STILL got our two and a half units out the door, which is our normal pace. I also had to help my boss run said machine, which was fairly exciting, since while he’s good, he also runs panels at intense speed, and blames me for the inevitable jams which cause panels to explode.

So the end result of that was, we all got to pull some 4:55am-2:40pm overtime on Friday, which I assure you sucks about as much as it sounds like it does, but is worth megabucks, so.

Too, we had a person on crutches Thursday, which meant that I, of all people, got pulled off of assembly, who need more people than me as it is just to stay afloat, and put on sanding table to do a job a chimpanzee could do, where I keep running out of work and going back to my old job simply because there’s nothing for me to do, really. Because I’m only doing crossgraining, which is something I learned way back in week 1. As opposed to all of the other skills that I’m one of like 2 people who can do on a regular basis without destroying the entire production process. Rather unlike, say, all the machine operators doing my work now, which means they don’t do their work, which means we all slow down.

And then, Friday, when we’re trying to do a 4 person job with 3 people, he pulls one of our people off, meaning we don’t even come close to finishing despite heroic effort. I dunno. It’s almost like he WANTS us to fail. It makes no sense.

But on the plus side, I got into University of Rhode Island, so if I don’t get into Southern CT, I’ll probably be in school in June, and in any case I’m only there for like 3 months even so, so whatever.

In the meantime, Oblivion. Which is appropriate, if you think about it.


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Comments on Now Is the Winter Of Our Discontent
avatar Comment by Regina #1
April 17, 2006 at 5:28 pm

June? That early?

avatar Comment by Dwip #2
April 18, 2006 at 6:17 am

1. I imagine there could, in fact, be a rabbitish presence at your graduation (yay!), given details.

2. That early for URI, anyway. SCSU is more like normal. It’s ’cause I applied for summer term at URI for some reason.

3. As pertains to work, yesterday was so sucktastic, I started spontaneously singing “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands” much in the same way that WWI French soldiers might baa like sheep. Because trust me here, when you have to rerun all the rails for a whole unit? That doesn’t go well, ever. Like 1.5 hours of work into 4 hours of work worth of not well.

And remember, kids. Just say NO to stair-stepped panels.

avatar Comment by jarrhead #3
April 20, 2006 at 11:21 am

Congrats for Grad school!

avatar Comment by suz #4
April 20, 2006 at 1:26 pm