Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bit of an Update. Okay, it’s a whine/minor rant. You’ve been warned.

Work has been hell. I’ve never been a fan of working for a major corporation. They tend to do the lowest common denominator with solutions, and either overreact or ignore situations.
Anyhow, a while back, they fired the salesman/manager of my department … I could see why. Liked the guy, but yeah. BTW, they still list him as the contact for sales and marketing … oops.
They fobbed some of his duties off onto the manager responsible for making the stuff I deal with to make stuff.
Then, they fired my supervisor for following the instructions of that manager they fired. That guy was okay, but really didn’t know what I did fully, but then didn’t really need too. But they again fobbed his work onto that same manager who already was doing someone else’s work. I was told (can’t get the website to work to confirm) they never listed his job for a replacement. It was suggested I take the position … not just no, but hell no.
In this time period they also fired a guy for doing something ordered by the previous owner well before they bought us out. Yeah, that was stretching things a good bit.
Remember the manager who got all those extra duties? well only one minor one got added to him from this but it wasn’t like he needed it, and well the fired guy was who he went to to get the solutions for that duty. Then he didn’t like the way things were going, got a hinky feeling, and decided to go elsewhere. So now I have no direct bosses left who have a clue as to what I do and what to do if there is an issue in my, or the foam department.
One of the day shift guys moved over to testing, so one of the shipping guys moved over to production.
Then, one of the guys working the second shift with me quit as well (it was on the same week he and the manager gave their notices) leaving me and one other guy the only ones on that shift. With a major order in the other dept I didn’t do my work much and worked overtime, and went in on one of my days off. They did bring in a temp so they were actually over staffed on days, but two are trainees. The temp has been slotted into the nights position. Hope he works out. I’d like to take vacation soon.
This extra work has caused much running about and that has been rough on the joints.

Now for other things
After the last post (yeah, don’t expect them too regularly) I did get a riding mower.
Used it today. Far better mowing acres with it then a 21″ push mower.

Been riding my first ST1100 lately. The second one needs some attention, and has hit 99,000 miles. I was going to get the CB400 onto the roads, but Texas is changing the inspection laws and I will wait to see how that works. It is now ready to go though.

Did a bunch of work on the house for the owner. I put house wrap on it, and put skirting with a bit of insulation. The power bills this winter were still steep, but the house was far more comfortable. Something about siding is needed, plus the soffits and fascias need work too. I also need to fix the floor in the Kitchen/laundry section as it had a water leak that damaged it.
I should get an oil burning heater. I need to do oil changes on 3 motorcycles, 2 lawn mowers, and my pickup.

There. You now know a load of useless stuff in regard to my grumpy self.