Really mad at work today... :cuss:

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Been working my *** off, all of a sudden several of the machines start acting up and I have to go fix/troubleshoot complete mayhem as usual but I keep calm and keep fixing and improving things. The shift leader comes along and he tells me that I should stop using the computer and tend to the machines more. So basicly I am hearing that lazy lard *** soab telling me I am not doing my job after running around all day working harder than anyone else (I make a point out of it, I will never be the weakest link!). I yelled at him for 5 minutes then went to write my error reports on the computer, used the keyboard a bit too roughly, 1/3rd of the keys came off, and it's now more banana shaped. Just had to get it out. He's still not getting the f*****g point! Finally a coffee break now, will need to use the excercise room for a couple of hours when I am finished working....
 

Jay

Banned
2003-02-11 9:02 am
Jakarta
Hahahaha... Many IT officers (and un/fortunately the non-technical management also) think that they are very useful and valuable when they have run all over the place fixing things. But that is wrong. Some even make use of the situation to show how others depend on them. That's criminal. :D

IT people should be given well defined performance metrics. :D :D
 

benb

Member
2010-04-24 1:52 am
Get an IBM Model M keyboard. Typing on it extra hard won't hurt it. Also, if you get past The Breaking Point and end up banging it over someone's head, it WILL hurt, rather than a cheap lightweight keyboard bouncing off and exploding into a hundred useless pieces.

I see lots of assterisks in your post, I presume the forum is responsible for putting some of them in. That last sentence was a test to see if it does such substitution within a word.

Which reminds me - what do you call the part of an airplane where the pilot and copilot sit? The flight deck.
 
I tried really hard not to write any bad words, how can *** be a bad word? is **** a bad word? what about crap? what's the difference?

I started this job about 1 year ago, as opposed to the previous 5 years it is an industrial job. Gave up on traveling tech specialist to get predictable working hours and short way to work. Pay is even better because of the shifts. But as always there are some amounts of prejudice and gossip among certain employees and management. If you make good production numbers, do everything you should, extra emphasis on cleaning and maintenance, present accurate tests. Why do people always find some insignificant senseless reason to complain?

Yeah those model-m's are like tanks, or bricks rather. This was a lenovo something.

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I really did not get your flight deck thingy until after a few minutes benb. We still use that other word here methinks. Just want to quote the most preferred yahoo answer to that question:
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the position that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."
 
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I yelled at him for 5 minutes then went to write my error reports on the computer, used the keyboard a bit too roughly, 1/3rd of the keys came off, and it's now more banana shaped. Just had to get it out. He's still not getting the f*****g point!
FWIW, *if* you were working for me, you'd be fired by now.
The Company can't trust such an unstable employee, even more if his job is important.
Your capacity to do damage is huge, even by inaction, so you are just a ticking bomb, waiting to explode.

You also clearly don't work along the rest of the team, nor fit-in big way.
there are some amounts of prejudice and gossip among certain employees and management.
Sorry.

Try to cool off, get professional help if possible, or you'll only be fit for menial work, well below your intellectual capability (about which I have no doubt).
Good luck.
 
all of a sudden several of the machines start acting up
Do you have an idea why several machines started acting up?
I yelled at him for 5 minutes
This demonstrates to me that you lack of confidence and/or social skills. And it sends exactly the opposite message I'm assuming you wanted to project. That is that you are a good employee.
He's still not getting the f*****g point!
You probably thought you were setting the record straight. But as you yourself noted ....they still have not received the message. That is because actions speak louder than words. In general you can´t tell people you are awesome. You have to demonstrate it. You just demonstrated you can´t deal with criticism.

Why do people always find some insignificant senseless reason to complain?
Generally people don´t do that unless they think you are unsuitable in the first place. Have you considered the fact that it may not be insignificant to your shift boss? After all a couple of the machines started acting up and it is your responsibility to have them working smoothly I assume?
 
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FWIW, *if* you were working for me, you'd be fired by now.
The Company can't trust such an unstable employee, even more if his job is important.
Your capacity to do damage is huge, even by inaction, so you are just a ticking bomb, waiting to explode.

You also clearly don't work along the rest of the team, nor fit-in big way.

Sorry.

Try to cool off, get professional help if possible, or you'll only be fit for menial work, well below your intellectual capability (about which I have no doubt).
Good luck.

I do understand your point, and would agree that your conclusions are valid based solely on the information I have posted in this thread.

Just want to point out that this is a first time ever for me to react in this way. I contribute, inaction is not something associated with my work ethics, I have no problem remaining calm in the most stressful of situations, this is when I thrive and evolve. My personal motto translates to something along the lines of "The world is cruel and unjust, make the best of it."

So that is what this boils down to, no matter what you give, achieve or accomplish there will always be someone at your side giving you hell for it. Once again my motto strikes true, and all is right with the world. :)
Just didn't see it in the heat of the moment.
 
Dear kaffimann, I didn't mean to be harsh with you, and understand your feelings, just wanted to mention how "the other side" would see it.
Maybe being an Industrial Engineer and having to see problems from "the management side" makes me to be acutely aware of this.
Sorry if I did sound harsh, it was meant with the best intentions.

And yes, I agree, working for "someone else" who usually does not understand or care *is* stressing, to say the least.
I can't stand it myself, so I built my (small but independent) Company.
No less stress, by the way, only it comes from other angles (Banks/Government/Unions/Taxes/etc.).
In a way, "sometimes" I envy those who suffer "9 to 5" (09 to 17hs in Europe) but can leave their problems behind when they leave.
I can't, even on vacations.
Oh well.
 
Do you have an idea why several machines started acting up?

This demonstrates to me that you lack of confidence and/or social skills. And it sends exactly the opposite message I'm assuming you wanted to project. That is that you are a good employee.

You probably thought you were setting the record straight. But as you yourself noted ....they still have not received the message. That is because actions speak louder than words. In general you can´t tell people you are awesome. You have to demonstrate it. You just demonstrated you can´t deal with criticism.


Generally people don´t do that unless they think you are unsuitable in the first place. Have you considered the fact that it may not be insignificant to your shift boss? After all a couple of the machines started acting up and it is your responsibility to have them working smoothly I assume?

Once again I would agree on your conclusions based on the information I have posted in this thread alone.

The reasons behind the machines acting up is well and thoroughly documented, reported and brought up to management several times over a time span of years before my time, I assure you.

This is the very first time anyone have suggested I lack confidence. I greet people every day, keep up to date on the well being of my co-workers and try to be nice and polite in general. I do not take any crap from anyone, but hardly ever get angry or annoyed.

You assume I have a hard time dealing with criticism, but I would argue the opposite, I always strive to improve, and welcome criticism, make me see my faults and they will be corrected. I do not understand how to respond to compliments however, part of my glorious upbringing.

Maybe people just do not get me. I do not knowingly lie (This gives me a lot of difficulty). I can be very direct. I do not gossip. I have little or no prejudice towards anyone, everyone starts at the same place. Maybe the problem is aiming for my ideals.
 
Dear kaffimann, I didn't mean to be harsh with you, and understand your feelings, just wanted to mention how "the other side" would see it.
Maybe being an Industrial Engineer and having to see problems from "the management side" makes me to be acutely aware of this.
Sorry if I did sound harsh, it was meant with the best intentions.

And yes, I agree, working for "someone else" who usually does not understand or care *is* stressing, to say the least.
I can't stand it myself, so I built my (small but independent) Company.
No less stress, by the way, only it comes from other angles (Banks/Government/Unions/Taxes/etc.).
In a way, "sometimes" I envy those who suffer "9 to 5" (09 to 17hs in Europe) but can leave their problems behind when they leave.
I can't, even on vacations.
Oh well.

Heheh! No worries, I read your post with valid interest and (hopefully) understanding.

I have had positions that where management/office. Have stopped caring what I work with long ago. As long as i try my best and can go home with a clear conscience, get paid, and my work rights are in order, I can work with anything.

The smiley at the end of my reply was honest and genuine, and so is this :)
 
Well yes that is all I have to go on. ;)

With the current info I would think that your shift boss is afraid you might take his job because you are more capable.

He does not have to worry about that, it is an ungrateful job, more pressure for working overtime, and you have to deal with people like me. I need more time for my audio projects and my family.


I have a very smart fellow working for me whom I'll refer to as Eddie. The standing joke here is, "If Eddie ever got Tourette's, how would anyone know?"

:D
Where I come from swearing and cussing is like a form of art. I can hardly use regular words here without people reacting to my dialect. Really miss the days in the fishing industry, very vibrant language. Think I would enjoy conversing with "your" Eddie.
 
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Anyway...

Since I already got this thread here, might as well ask people to post their moral alignment (think d&d rpg or equivalent).

There is: Lawful - Chaotic - Unlawful
And: Good - Neutral - Bad

A lawyer protecting a drug syndicate would be Lawful Bad. Most proper policemen would be Lawful Good. A street thug might be either Unlawful Good, Unlawful Chaotic, or Unlawful Bad.
I would probably fall into the Chaotic Good category, giving precedence to Good above following laws or regulations.


Also:
Any good detailed electronics books to recommend? last friday I ordered: Switching Power Supplies A - Z Second Edition by Sanjaya Maniktala. 768 pages of smps goodness.
BARNES & NOBLE | Switching Power Supplies A - Z by Sanjaya Maniktala | NOOK Book (eBook), Hardcover
 
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I see lots of assterisks in your post, I presume the forum is responsible for putting some of them in.
Could be, the auto sensor removes the word even when we go to look at it in it's original form so we wouldn't know.
That last sentence was a test to see if it does such substitution within a word.
It won't selectively remove letters, just words.
 
Where I come from swearing and cussing is like a form of art. I can hardly use regular words here without people reacting to my dialect. Really miss the days in the fishing industry, very vibrant language. Think I would enjoy conversing with "your" Eddie.

We have our way of talking in the lab and it would embarrass sailors. :D
 
**** the ****ing ****ers. Try and get another job. Keep your chin up.

Chaotic, good.

Digital and Analog Communication Systems - Leon W. Couch II - ISBN 0-13-571845-7

http://www.couch.ece.ufl.edu/Book-8Ed/BookContentsPreface-Couch8thEd.pdf

Yeah, well I'll just keep at it. No sense changing jobs, better to just up the pace and work it out. Show him my back in the "work-race". The commute time is very short and the pay is ok. Is it just me or is society growing "colder"? I find there is less room for people these days, all about the numbers. Very certain the various "reality" shows are not helping peoples relation to gossiping and *** licking.

Thank you for that book tip, seems interesting, covers many topics.
 
We don't really want to be like "House", but IT people used to get away with that; almost expected to be a bit odd. A nerd is often really a high-functioning borderline aspergers misfit. We all want to be "out-standing", but management prefers "in-fitting"

Just keep your shoes and image shiny, because the manager who can't tell good work from bad has nothing else to go by.