Ned Ludd's bro
H-M Supporter Gold Member
- Feb 9, 2017
LOL! The last company I worked for was my last wage slave tour and it was almost like dying. You know where your whole life flashes before you, but in this case it was my whole career as a mechanic and always totally divorced from the design of the things I was tasked to work on and somehow make a living from that. So here I was in the belly of the beast so to speak working for the very outfit that I'd been working on their equipment and in many cases cussing their stupid machines."So, you've decided to redesign the whole thing?" Them's fighting words to me even if coming from a stranger. My response? No Sir. I don't have time for that.
But I was lucky to get to fix something that I had experience on that literally nobody in this huge company had a clue about. And got to work with the two engineers who appreciated me and I them. But it was an insight into that world I never would have gotten.
I'm not sure but out of probably 40-50 guys in assembly only two of us ever went up to engineering and asked WTH? My favorite was at the height of their silly spewing of nonsensical "prints" that basically were every possible permutation of the conveyor and the irrelevant parts were crossed out. It was 4 huge pages, and everything was crossed out. If I wasn't so fed up with all the stupidity it would have been hilarious as I went to the engineer, who then took it to the applications engineer, who took it to IT, who then took it to the head engineer, who then took it to the CEO, who just shrugged. I'm not sure but I think that finally killed the stupid prints. Its kinda like a headache you don't know exactly when it goes away just that it's gone sometime later.