I took off Thursday, almost took off Friday! I follow my normal routine and find myself sitting on my work table waiting for the children to walk through the door, late as usual. Something different was in the air. I'm ready and a waitin', Boss 2 turns the machine on at exactly time to go to work, a couple of us older ones are there and ready, them young-uns ainna even in the building. I look her in the eyes she be a ready today, serious I'd reckon! I betcha the chief bosso gave her a wee piece of her mind!
Ya gots to have leaders, somebody gots to be in charge, ya know! It was a complete turn around from Wednesday! Why is that? Eveerythang be ready! right! and turned on properly! ya see! Ya gots to do things right the first time, everything be screwed up, when it ain't done right. I been workin in these here factories for over 40 years and the bestus thing you can do is, be prepared! It be rather simple, plan your work and work your plan. Somethun you have done hundreds of times should come easy and you should damn well know what the hell your doing, sheesh . . . good Lord almighty ain' rocket science, you know!!!
Damn! I just thought of somethun, if work went well what the hell am I going to talk about? I be confused on that one. I never thought I would find myself in this embarassing sitiation, especially so soon after starting this run! Just goes to show toy you best have a back up plan, miracles can happen! I don't and, apparently, I'm @#$%ed!
I'm shocked an awed, could it be all I had to do was write an article about this, to fix this problem? I along with others have suffered for years, laughed, cried, shaking our heads and such! I use to think "this place is going to give me a heart attack, then I'll get out of here for sure!"
I JUST THOUGHT OF SOMETHING TO SAY. THROUGH THE YEARS THERE HAS BEEN ALL KINDS OF QUALITY TERMS, IDEAS TAUGHT, PREACHED ABOUT SO DAMN MANY, I DO NOT KNOW OF THE LATEST, CAUSE I'VE BEEN SO FAR OFF TRACK HERE IN THE WOODS, YA SEE. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF POINTS I WISH TO MAKE FROM A MAN WHO HAS WORKED IN FACTORIES SINCE 1969.
"One is 80% of the problems are from 20% of the causes." If I remember right that was from Walter Deming.
Here is what I have learned throughout all those quality sayings and Philosophies.
Old Glen says "you are the people you hire, and allow to be leaders"