trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Saturday, September 2, 2006

Virtually everyone else in the plant got a 3 day weekend and I spent 3 and ½ hours this morning putting month end inventory to bed…there are folks who put more time in, but I put more days in…rats…

Have had a tough physical day…damp and cool and the arthritis has been driving me nuts…

Friday, September 1, 2006

I know that the building and grounds super was under pressure to get the new state of the art phone system deployed…but to allow that to happen on the last two fiscal days of the month…he could have at least asked whether that would create an issue with customer service and shipping…

The head of customer service I truly believe has gone over the edge…no understanding at all of the time and labor coats of what she requires of my department…h*ll with that what she demands…lost most of the morning trying to help QC get up to speed on the new spread sheet they must use…not strictly my job but I am the math/computer nerd on the floor…and the best part of today’s nightmare was that building and grounds forgot that I needed a dedicated line for my stand a lone UPS manifest computer to down load to the UPS main frame at close of day…got it solved but d*mn….why do I even spend the energy trying to explain to peeps who either ignore or forget what I’ve said 3 nanoseconds after the request has existed my mouth…(/rant)

I need to attend at work for maybe 4 hours tomorrow…with the hectic day I had got not within 100 miles of end of month inventory…or scheduling inbound materials…etc…

And with year-end just four weeks away I need to start scheduling Saturday work to get pre-count and set ready…

I sometimes wonder why I do what I do and put up with the crap of peeps who have no frigging idea of what I do and what it costs and have no respect for it…(/rant2)

And while I’m on the subject of rants…

Why does toast always fall butter side down when dropped off the plate (hehe)

Nite all

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Today was one of those weird, strange days at work…the head of QC knows his job…very well, but problem one is he doesn’t have a clue when it comes to excel…I have no clue when it comes to the QC function…but I use excel on a day to day basis…heck hour to hour basis…so as he needs to learn excel for a new record keeping spread sheet…and he hasn’t a clue and I do…I’ve been given another job…like I needed one…don’t get me wrong…I like the R-guy…and I want to help…but I really don’t need another job…

I really hate having to walk into to buy anything from Farm/Tractor…I spent 3 minutes getting want I needed and a half hour in the check out line…but it’s the only outlet in town that has the cat food I have to buy…because my one cat has the feline urinary tract problems I am forced to buy very special cat food and Farm/Tractor is the only local store to carry it…but every time I go in there the line is long and there is somebody who takes 10 minutes to buy 5 dollars worth of goods…rats…

But word is that we are about to get a “Pet Smart” store and hopefully they will have the brand of food I need, at a good price, and be a bit quicker…

‘Tis end of month, and I’m sure that tomorrow will turn into an absolute freak show at work…

clerk went off this PM…seems like one of the customer service reps treated him like he was a total idiot and insisted on instructing him on information he knows quite well…really got under his skin…but it would do me and him and all the ships at sea no good to try to explain the problem to the rep because she never makes mistakes and is always right…(barf)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I got handed the project from the deepest reaches of h*ll today…I am required to submit my design for the removal of all of my department’s functions and relocating to the satellite warehouse…which I have done before and then had the project cancelled…I think that this one might actually occur…but they want a black and white plan and are giving me none of the information necessary to give them what they want…how the h*ll am I to gives detailed information and proposed location information with only general…unspecific information and no hard facts…

We are going through a transitional period with worship team, have lost a bunch of peeps…and will lose more…must recruit…

Nite all

Monday, August 28, 2006

(rant)

Went to work after 6 days

The plant is working 24/7 I literally was off 6 workdays…and as per usual 15% of what I do was done completely…15% was about 50% done and the rest of the 70% was totally ignored and waiting for me on my desk this and in emails and nagging phone calls this AM…I got nearly caught up but spent a little extra time to do it…I got one of those “how many of these can we stuff in a 20” container requests…and then 3 other phone calls, like why don’t I have that information yet…well first I have to get plugged back in…second it really can’t be my top priority because I have a ton of material issues to deal with that have a ultimate effect on whether we have the supplies to run this shop or not…and thirdly since you are asking something we’ve never done before the math and me trying to visualize the load doesn’t happen in 15 seconds…d*mn it…I’ve been off for 6 days…I have a pile of work that no one here will even attempt to do other then me…I’ve got a vendor I must see this morning…I’ve got 4+ hours to take care of at the warehouse because nobody will do what needs to be done while I’m not here…I’ve got a dozen jobs that need to be done yesterday…and a quote on an order which may never be placed…were the f*ck do you think that sits in my list of priorities…my biggest problem at work is that I have a ½ dozen peeps who think that I exist there only do what they want me

to do and are frankly totally incapable of doing themselves…and think that I only exist to do what they can’t…and when I give them an answer they can’t accept…insist on trying to explain to me how to do my job…one they have no comprehension of doing and no ability to do…and then I have to put up with the sh*t from peeps who forgot to give me inventory updates and then claim that the inventory error is my fault…not a great work day…someday…someday I’ll will get to the point that I can leave that place and then who will they blame…it’s probably not going to be themselves…

(/rant}

but a gentle evening…and I I feel pretty good…I have long since learned to disconnect from the work day and not let it effect my evening…