January 28, 2008


I'm liking this new job. The people are cool, the company is successful, and the owner and management take care of you. They're real folks, and they really do care. But they've got a different way of getting things done...

I've jokingly referred to it as "building a house to fit a door." They are trying to incorporate new ideas, and add new products, but their order in setting things up has been... strange, to say the least. It works out, but, as the pirate with the steering wheel in his pants says, "Yaaarrrrr... It's driving me nuts." Though I meant the "house" comment figuratively, today it became quite literal.

We got in a shiny new ladder on Friday, of the type that is usually attached to walkways, platforms and catwalks. Today, I was asked to check out the ladder, and then take a look at the machine where it was to be mounted. I was talking with a maintenance man, and it soon became apparent that there is nothing to attach it to. Not that we would have to install brackets and mounts that were on the way... I mean, we were asked to design a catwalk and platforms to go with the ladder.

What the fuck, over???

Maintenance guy looks at me and asks, "What do you think?" And before I could stop myself, I told him that it was the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. Luckily, he laughed and agreed.

I've heard of building to suit, but this is frickin' nuts...

Posted by That 1 Guy at January 28, 2008 07:01 PM | TrackBack

sounds like it's all guys doin' the planning...............


I think I'll just leave it at that...

Posted by: Tammi at January 29, 2008 02:24 PM


Posted by: Anna at January 29, 2008 04:12 PM

I love that kind of shit. Then no one can accuse you of fucking the dog. If they do, you just say, Well you figure it out! and walk away...

Posted by: Old Cloots at January 30, 2008 07:58 PM

:) WTF, Over??? exactly!

Posted by: 'Cuz at February 1, 2008 03:50 PM