Thursday, July 20, 2017

And Now It Can Be Told...

Last year I took a position of Maintenance/Automation Manager.
It was a good job.

I was responsible for 6 presses and the robots and other associated equipment, including facilities.
In the first year I brought major savings to the company and contributed greatly to the automation of the processes.
We grew to 8 presses.
Each press has ovens associated with it to heat the steel blanks to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit to press harden the stampings.
This was our core business and we were excellent at it.
GM considered us a preferred supplier.
There was an engineering group that was responsible for bringing in new equipment.
They didn't communicate with us much.
They designed three robotic welding cells that were delivered at Christmas.
(They were over engineered. Too complicated.)
No training, no ramp up, no back up plan.

I have spent the last several months trying to make everything run.
The engineering group quit.
I was in the plant night and day.

There were allegations that my midnight weld tech was smoking dope so HR enthusiastically fired him.
My afternoon and dayshift techs didn't like working 12 hrs 7 days to cover.
So they quit.
I hired others, and after a while THEY  quit.

The company is Korean owned and someone thought it would be a good idea to bring a couple techs from Korea to help.
It might have worked if they spoke english.
Or knew what they were doing.

My boss, the Director of Operations hired a "weld engineer" who I recognized as not equipped for the position. I once did the work myself.
GM and Chrysler also criticized his work, but that wasn't enough. I told my boss on a few occasions that this wasn't sustainable and that his refusal to spend money for good help was killing us.
The weld engineer needed to report to someone who knew welding. Me.
He and I agreed to a plan.
Then he reneged.
Then he told me I misunderstood.
I went to his boss under open door.
His boss told me I hadn't misunderstood because he was aware of the plan.
I had a closed door meeting with my boss where I accused him of lying to me.
He said he hadn't lied, he'd changed his mind.
I told him that he should have informed me of the change of plans as they affected me.
I spent 80 hrs on three shifts a week keeping the place running.
I worked the four day July Fourth weekend each day to cover absenteeism.
The overtime was required because of customer rejections primarily due to the weld quality.
I want to emphasize that I complained to the president about this more than once.

I was continually cleaning up mistakes made by the weld engineer (who was involving himself in programming) and the Koreans who wete on the midnight shift, which sufffered greatly.
Scherie and I were praying for relief, even if they fired me for continually complaining about the stupidity.
July 5th, I awoke after working the weekend, and God clearly let me know that I would be terminated that day.
I was relieved.
And they did.
The guys and ladies who worked for me expressed their regret at my leaving.
Two managers and a quality engineer have quit since and so has the Director of Ops.

God has given me a peace that He will take care of Scherie and I.
He has.
I start my new job a week from Monday at more pay, fewer hours.

Scherie and I are on our way to Connecticut to visit our son Scott whose sub is in port.
I'm burning off the vacation I was owed and could never take.

I've discovered I have a work "jones".
The first couple weeks, I was in withdrawal,  dreaming of being in work situations.
That's gone now.
Now I look forward to working with new faces and new processes.
God is good.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Turn Your Radio On

Join host Gary Wellings and Ed Bonderenka as they discuss the alleged Kid Rock Senate run, the Clinton Body Count getting larger with more "Suicides" by those investigating or testifying about fraud, the bogus Russian collusion narrative being…

Friday, July 14, 2017

This is What Collusion Looks lIke

In 1984 Ted Kennedy had a friend approach the Kremlin offering to change American policy towards Russia if they helped his election against Ronald Reagan.

Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.
“On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov.”
Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. “The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the memorandum stated. “These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”

Rest of the story here:

On June 17, 1972, White House "Plumbers" burgled the DNC HQ in the Watergate complex looking for evidence of collusion between the DNC and the Russians.
They were 12 years too early.

That's what Collusion looks like.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tucker Carlson

I like Tucker Carlson.
A lot.
I like when he has his clashes with libs.
But I'm a bit troubled now and concerned for him.

The night before last he got in a clash with Col. Ralph Peters on whether overlooking Putin as a threat to civilization was similar to Lindbergh saying Adolf Hitler wasn't such a bad guy, or similar.
"You sound like Charles Lindbergh in 1938, saying, 'Hitler hasn’t attacked us,'" Peters charged.

See it here if you want:

I see the Colonels point and I think Tucker overreacted to Peters statement saying that Peter's was accusing him of being the equivalent of a Hitler apologist.
(Somewhere in here, the Godwin rule applies.)

This is not the thrust of my post, however, only prelude.

The next night (last night), Tucker gets into it with Max Boot.
Agree or disagree with Boot or Carlson, did Tucker go over the line as I think he
Could he have handled this better?
Was he being unnecessarily confrontational?
Rude, even.

Also, DaBlade, here is a link to last weeks radio show, wherein I let Ken have it.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Excuses, Excuses

Look, I know I'm not posting textual blog posts recently.
I prefer reading a blog as opposed to a linked video.
But I'm still exhausted daily from a grueling work schedule and a highly unsatisfactory situation that I find stressful and demeaning.
I go to work, attend work and leave work angry and frustrated daily.
This situation leaves me little time to formulate the thoughtful blog posts I prefer to write.
This week I had to prepare for the radio show as I thought I would be solo.
And I arranged for an interview with the recently retired Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court who is running for the US Senate! Geeked!
This was absolutely cool! This guy is a successful black conservative (who sounds like Ben Carson to me) and should be a shoe-in.  
Join host Gary Wellings and Ed Bonderenka as they interview former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bob Young Jr who has announced his candidacy for US Senator for Michigan! Also discuss fake news CNN and James Okeefe's latest expose'
Join host Gary Wellings and Ed Bonderenka as they interview former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bob Young Jr who has announced his candidacy for US Senator for Michigan! Also discuss fake news CNN and James Okeefe's latest expose'

Sunday, June 25, 2017

We Interrupt This Blog For A Very Important Message!

Join host Gary Wellings and Ed Bonderenka as they discuss the Flint Bishop Airport terrorist attack, the demise of the Russian Collusion theory, Michigan Senatorial politics and why the Federal government won't harden the nation's electrical grid

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Radio Time

I thought this radio show went particularly well.

"Join host Gary Wellings and Ed Bonderenka as they discuss the naval collision of the USS Fitzgerald, the FBI's Deputy Rod Rosenstein statement on fake news, James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ties to democrats and whether he should be recused from any investigation, shooting of GOP representatives"