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Re: Job dilema

Postby Shagoneer » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:41 pm

will e wrote:
Shagoneer wrote:I didn’t know I could physically be this tired. They’ve had me working on the assembly line the last couple weeks so I can get an idea of what the company does, and see where improvements could be made in the process.


One of the rules at Toyota is you are not allowed to suggest improvements to a process until you have mastered the standard way of performing the task (standard work).

The assembly line experience will be good for ya.



Working the line was good for me in some ways, I did learn. Lot about our products and have since changed a few of them to make the assembly line run smoother. BUT during the time I worked the assembly line I was working under the production manager, and he was temporarily my supervisor. Now my only supervisors are the company owners, but the production manager thinks because he was in charge of me for 2 weeks he is now in charge of me permanently and he tried to make me work the line when people have called in sick, even though I’ve been in conference calls, or fixing equipment, or doing something specifically assigned to me by the owner.
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Re: Job dilema

Postby SJTD » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:31 pm

Always there's politics. It's one thing if he asks you to help out, quite another if he tells you to.

How'd he take it when you said no?
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Re: Job dilema

Postby Moosehead » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:35 am

In addition to doing something you love now, and having an hour a day added back to your personal life, the experience you’ll gain on the solar design R&D will pay you back any incremental income lost in future career progression.

That said, doing what you love is more than enough reason, in and of itself.
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Re: Job dilema

Postby Shagoneer » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:22 pm

SJTD wrote:Always there's politics. It's one thing if he asks you to help out, quite another if he tells you to.

How'd he take it when you said no?




He cried to the owner and said that I was screwing up our production schedule. When the owner asked me why I was screwing up production i told him that the guy was pushed because I refused to drop all of my projects to go help him out.

At one point we had a butane pump blow a seal and shoot liquid butane everywhere, including all over me. While I was fixing that pump temporarily, getting quotes for a new pump, cleaning up the pool of butane because I was one of 3 people allowed in that particular building after the pump burst, and changing into dry clothes; he got mad that I wouldn’t stop all of that to bend him some brackets on our brake, even though he sent someone from the production line to pick weeds. Then tried to tell the owner there was no one else that could bend brackets. While he walked around doing nothing, and continued to have an employee pick weeds instead of actually producing product.
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