Stress Relief Thread

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Jimmy Olson

#1
Gripe Bar

It seems like a lot of us are somewhat isolated in our work and don't have people to gripe to, so I figured we could all vent here and commiserate with each other (since we all deal with a lot of the same things). Guess you could call it the local bar where you can complain :p

I'll start........

AAAARRRGGHH!

There, I feel much better now :vfunny:
 
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energy

#2
Re: Gripe Bar

Richard Olson said:
It seems like a lot of us are somewhat isolated in our work and don't have people to gripe to, so I figured we could all vent here and commiserate with each other (since we all deal with a lot of the same things). Guess you could call it the local bar where you can complain :p

I'll start........

AAAARRRGGHH!

There, I feel much better now :vfunny:
You're kidding, right? I never saw so many crying towels. But, they're smaller than mine. So, I assume you're buying. Make mine a double.
WHAAAAAAAAAAA.....I WANT MY BOB BAH! BUUURRRRPPPP!
 

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
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#3
QS9000.com - The ORIGINAL 'Gripe Bar'

Richard Olson said:
It seems like a lot of us are somewhat isolated in our work and don't have people to gripe to, so I figured we could all vent here and commiserate with each other (since we all deal with a lot of the same things). Guess you could call it the local bar where you can complain :p
I'll start........
AAAARRRGGHH!
There, I feel much better now :vfunny:
Our forum Sheriff, Energy, will help you if you need immediate psychiatric help. Energy is our Help Line (at US$0.7650 Billion a week - Billed by the second (as a period of time) to Energy's Cayman Island account). Please call in advance by at least 75 hours. Payment due within 5 business days of date bill e-mailed, subject to 43.947% interest per something {maybe daily - Are your knees and ankles OK?} (if we need it we'll bill you as we see fit even if by the minute...).

And since 1996 I thought venting was what this site was all about! I vented FIRST, darn ya! The darn site is a vent!!!!

Today folks would define many of my early 'writings' as a Blog, I believe. See http://elsmar.com/obsolete/wots-2.html and then http://Elsmar.com/obsolete/wots.html for a couple of brief examples. Want to see MY Reality many years ago?

See: http://Elsmar.com/obsolete/tis_me.html and http://Elsmar.com/obsolete/Marc_Smith.html for a glimpse of me about 8 years ago. Can you handle the truth?

This site was begat by my feeling of isolation with respect to interpreting ('Understanding' {Tee Hee Hee!}) QS-9000.

Gripe on! But give us the FACTS.
 
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energy

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Re: QS9000.com - The ORIGINAL 'Gripe Bar'

Marc said:
Gripe on! But give us the FACTS.
Yea. That's a good idea. How about being old, misunderstood, underloved, abused by Mike S., underpaid, and worst of all, I forgot my deodorant today! Running home, (3 Miles-well, that's a good thing) after this and apply deftly. :p
 
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Aaron Lupo

#5
Gripe, you want us to come here and vent our frustrations,are you sure you want to do that? :vfunny:

the only gripe ([email protected]) I have about my job is that my boss will put things in place with out looking at what the impact will be. It is the "This is how things will be done wheter you like it or not" attitude that really makes my blood boil! My boss is a person that really has no basic knowledge but he is very good at repeating, repeating what others say and taking the credit for it. he got to be my boss becuase he was buddies with our plant manager (he no longer works here- long story but most everyone is happy he is gone), what I am wondering is how much longer will it be before the Executives see through him and part ways? :frust:
 
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Bob_M

#6
GRIPE:
Having to reply to a supplier corrective action request for "supplier did not meet the on time delivery requirement" when it is the customers fault for requesting "special" delivery dates not stated in the PO.
So its their fault and we have the email to prove it :p, they know it, and still want us to submit the SCAR! :bonk::frust:
What a waste of time!
 

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
Admin
#7
Re: Gripe Bar

I can top that. Visteon made an invalid rejection sending the company's rating way down - so an 'Evaluation Visit' was demanded in addition to a SCAR. It took almost 8 months to get Visteon to correct their system numbers and they still 'visited' even though they knew the reject was invalid and their numbers had to be corrected.

You have the guys time to drive down from Detroit and my time to 'visit' with him. He got to the plant around 10.30 am, a quick walk through (15 minutes) then to lunch and then he left. Since there was no problem, there was nothing to discuss. He said he had to follow the system, thought, which requires a site evaluation when the numbers reach a certain level.

Now that's helping the supplier reduce costs - not to mention the cost to Visteon.
 
#8
How about this tale from my past?
It happened some years back when I worked for a construction equipment manufacturer. As you know the automotive industy is a wee bit sensitive about getting their supplies just in time, right? Thus, if you work with inspection of initial samples you feel the heat under your bottom quite often, when shipments turn up late because purchasers have a hard time realizing that the job is not quite done by simply placing the order.

Anyway, some bright spark decided to assign two people to get those delayed shipments to the assembly lines in the shortest possible time. Naturally, yours truly became an obvious target. I mean, we all know how those pesky inspection types hold things up, right? :frust:

One day one of them turned up and asked me to hand over five parts she claimed I was “withholding”. I checked the part no. and told her I didn’t have them and that they were to be inspected on arrival. She proceeded to dress me down and point out at some length that they “arrived yesterday, and assembly is waiting!” to which I replied “fine, but they haven’t reached me”.

So we started searching. The missing parts had indeed been accepted at the gate the previous day, but were nowhere to be found. Staring accusingly at me she told me that she had to inform her boss… and did so… He looked at the part no. and said… "But you collected those at the gate yesterday………"

To make a long story short she had done so, and neglected to inform me or anyone else about it (IQ 65? :bonk: ). To top it all, the assembly mgr. Burst through our door the next day, demanding to know “how in **** we inspected the incoming parts, since they were obviously trash”. You guessed it. It turned out to be the five missing initial samples…

/Claes
 
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Randy Stewart

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A few months ago we were running some proto lift gates for one of the B3 tier ones. We had a customer buy-off scheduled for Monday and the parts for assembly would be in on Thursday.

Monday morning I get called to look at what had transpired over the weekend and that a fomal 8D was being requested (we have to investigate). All you had to do was to walk by the rack and with a casual glance you could tell these parts were scrap! The hem (putting together the outer panel to the inner) was trash. It was uneven, had hem out condition and bad roller marks. How anyone could have run 15 like this was boardering on sabotage.

Needless to say the customer was very upset with their parts. When asked why they ran them in that condition the reply was "My Supervisor told me to run them". His defense was based on being lined up for the weekend which stated - run liftgates for customer buy-off on Monday. The worse part of this story; he was the department Leader and NO action was taken to discipline him for his lack of performance.

By the time we replace material, reset dies, ordered the assembly parts, etc. The liftgates cost us $1500 a piece. Sell value to the customer - $250!
 
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SteelWoman

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Re: Gripe Bar

I second the motion on absurd Corrective Action requests. Had one just last week where a customer ordered shipment of material we had produced, and the shipment was delayed because the customer (totally known to them, obviously) was on "credit hold" because they'd oops forgot to pay us for the last 4 months! They were informed of the delay and the reason for the delay and STILL wanted a corrective action. Ranks right up there with getting customer claims that we DENY because it turns out the material they're claiming isn't even OURS (supplied by someone else) and customer still demands a corrective action.

This is why all my hair is turning gray and if not for vacation in two days I'd be bringing an Uzzi in to work. grrrrr........
 
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