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Offline skippyc

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2020, 07:20:06 PM »
And they pay management a fortune to do these stuffups.

Offline wilcom

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2020, 08:48:59 PM »
When the bird lifts off and the plane is hanging there in the sky on it's engines, I always wonder if anyone checked the oil lately. :-/

.... and now maybe NOT!!!

Until the industry gets back on it's feet, I think I'm grounding myself and as far as the 737 MAX is concerned, Hell No , I'll never set foot on one of them
« Last Edit: August 10, 2020, 08:51:41 PM by wilcom »
Joe Wilkerson
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Menifee, CA

Present:
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1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
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1980 R65
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Offline Bob_Roller

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2020, 07:00:48 PM »
The first week of having four people left in my work group .
One additional person was allowed to retire, paperwork got lost in the 'machine' .
By Wednesday, the full impact of this program came to the light of day for management .
They had not trained people to do a few of the jobs that no other person in the company knew how to do .
I got one of them on Tuesday morning .
The person that previously did this job agreed to stay on until the last day of September to get me properly trained .
Rumor has it that he was offered 6 months pay to do this .
But I can't complain, I'm now in a controlled environment, cooled in the summer and heated in the winter .
Before I worked in the hangar and what ever the conditions were outside is what you worked in, except for rain .
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
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Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

Offline wilcom

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2020, 07:45:56 PM »
Good for you Bob, sounds like a major upgrade! Especially at this time of year.
Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

Present:
1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27
ZX-11

Offline Bob_Roller

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2021, 01:18:15 PM »
Update !!
With the growing travel demand, all employees in my department were called back and scheduled to return May 1st .
Everybody took the option to retire, separate from the company .
So now there is a shortage of people to perform required work .
Overtime cost now is exceeding the budget !!
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

Offline dogshome

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2021, 01:57:21 PM »
You obviously don't love it enough  :(

(where IS that green eyed jealous monster smiley......)
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* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O

Offline dogshome

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2021, 02:06:46 PM »
I've been doing electrical systems project management for a while now. I had a training course for some new software that is supposed to save time and administration. After the first hour (since the other 30 participants were slumbering?) I started asking questions. Does it do this? No. Does it do that, no but we are looking at it. Can it help me with this? er, no. But! it will generate lots of fancy charts from the laborious amount of data you put in! Are there any calendar based charts (since every project in the world has a timescale)? No.

Go back as a consultant on 3x the hourly rate, make some deep and meaningful observations (wear sunscreen etc) and look back in humour.

IF I HEAR ANY complaints about not having enough time to fill your day, I will (in a Liam Neeson tone) find you etc.


All the best  :beerchug:
肉(r?u)包(bāo)子(zi)打(dǎ)狗(gǒu) (meat+bun(2nd and 3rd)+hit+dog)
* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2021, 02:12:07 PM »
P.S. My wife (who I should point out is 6 months younger than me) just dropped to 4 days a week.

I suggested I might do something similar and was met with  :flamethrowingsmiley:  :flamethrowingsmiley:  :flamethrowingsmiley:
肉(r?u)包(bāo)子(zi)打(dǎ)狗(gǒu) (meat+bun(2nd and 3rd)+hit+dog)
* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O

Offline dogshome

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2021, 12:55:40 PM »
Hi Bob, I hope I read your post the right way and haven't put my foot in my mouth again?  :uhoh2:
肉(r?u)包(bāo)子(zi)打(dǎ)狗(gǒu) (meat+bun(2nd and 3rd)+hit+dog)
* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2021, 08:33:32 AM »
Honestly, I didn't understand your response !!! :D
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

Offline dogshome

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2021, 02:13:19 PM »
You didn't reply so I assumed you got the hump.

I thought you meant: no more work = Freedom! FREEEEE-DOM!!!  ???

肉(r?u)包(bāo)子(zi)打(dǎ)狗(gǒu) (meat+bun(2nd and 3rd)+hit+dog)
* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2021, 03:01:22 PM »
I was told by my supervisor during the application process last summer, that don't bother to apply your request will be denied .
A person was retiring with this program and I am going to replace him .
I took over his job duties in October last year after a month of training with him .
He is the only person in the department that has done this job, for the preceding 41 years .
I got an job advancement, pay increase and pretty much don't report to anyone, as long as I have an adequate amount of parts in stock for our 700 aircraft fleet .
So, no I did not get to take the time off .
After being in this job for going on 9 months now, I can't see any reason to retire, unless health concerns force it .
So my plan of retiring January, 2023 most likely will not happen .
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

Offline dogshome

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Re: Interesting Development at Work
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2021, 02:12:08 PM »
My pension advisor told me to pick a bank instead of investing more in my pension. I thought that was strange advise as their rate of return is almost zero. He meant that I should rob it  :o

My sister was made redundant last year, but not in the way your company has done. The boss decided to fire a whole department including key persons who had been there 40 years and my sis about 10. They were given little paperwork, a months wage and told to find a good solicitor. Any shares were ignored. A list of local solicitors was provided! She employed one of them thereafter we named "ms Shark", meanwhile the 40 years guys had got new jobs, more money and basically didn't want to know any more. After a couple of months, unfair dismissal was proven, letters were sent and the arrogant firm paid the equivalent of 6 months wages, holiday pay, shares including the last year as they were all let go on the week before trading day and several days shark feed. Sis had also found a new job by then.

I suppose the company saved some money on those who simply walked away, but what a kick in the teeth after that long?

I got made redundant in 2018 after 9 months trying to help a friend who employed me. The owner later fired me and walked me off the premises. I found it amusing at the time as I'd never had a job less than 7 years and had hated almost every minute at this place. Everyone working against everyone else, complete lack of trust in both employees and customers and stuck 70 years (or 170!) in the past. I called my friend later that day and told him it was all OK and he was very relieved. 12 months later, he also got the short walk treatment and had been there 40 years! He is a lot less stressed, happier and actually better paid now!

The current job is paying the bills and the company has a good attitude for apprentices and training and we genuinely work as a team. So if they will stand me at 67 or 68 (eek!), I'll still be there.
肉(r?u)包(bāo)子(zi)打(dǎ)狗(gǒu) (meat+bun(2nd and 3rd)+hit+dog)
* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O