Sunday, June 27, 2010

Supervise only

Are you an overachiever? Do you like being in the thick of things at work. Pushing the totals higher and higher, as a sort of challenge to yourself and to others. When someone says it isn't possible, do you not only prove them wrong, but do it spectacularly? Well that is how I am. I dislike lazy people at work, and underachievers drive me batty. So today, when the company owner came in, to check on how we were doing on the oil boom orders, I was a little upset when he told me he didn't want me working on the line. I was to supervise only. Ummmmmmmm excuseeeeeeeeeee me? You want me to stand around for 12 hours and do Nothing but babysit 15 people??? OMG. Talk about sheer torture! So now I have to motivate people to work at my speed, without working alongside them. It is extremely frustrating. Today I checked how the other groups were doing on the orders. Yellow days did 209, yellow nights did 219, green nights did 227, and my team, green days, did 261. I guess we aren't doing too badly against the other groups. But we could do even better if people would work more and yap less. I'll see how they do this week, and may the best team win :D

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Only in Oconto County

This seems to be catch phrase around here. If you want to get away with murder, do it in Oconto County. The travesty I am referring to this time, can be found here.

Now, I understand that police can only go on what the evidence and witnesses tell them. I understand also, that when it comes to youngsters, their first inclination is to CTOA. (cover their own a$$es, and many at the party were drinking and underage) And this is going to be a tragedy for the family.

According to a person that was at the party, the shooter had actually threatened the victim, several times, throughout the night. The victim was shot at close range, in the head.
(I refuse to call it point blank, until evidence says so) Don't try to snow the community, and call this accidental. You don't "accidentally" shoot someone in the head, while standing right next to them. The weapon must first be loaded, raised up and aimed, and the trigger pulled.

Officers originally said it was under investigation as a homicide, but it is now being considered "accidental". Get your heads out of the sand, man up and do your job RIGHT!!!!!! Push the party goers a little harder, get the truth out of them. Without that, someone walks free, and a family will get NO justice.
(rant over)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Always wear seatbelts!!!

The following are pictures, of what is left of my daughter's car, after she rolled it this morning. The car landed on it's roof.

Believe it or not, she walked away from it with a big knot on her head, a couple of stitches, and a whole lot of minor cuts and bruises.

But she walked away ALIVE!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010


My boss called me at home today. After asking pretty much everyone at work for my cell number. (Except, of course, the person who had it.) Apparently, he had heard I was about to blow a gasket over being kept in the dark about why I was still on nights, after being told it would only be a couple of weeks to train up a crew. So I will work Friday and Saturday night, then have Sunday and Monday off. Then starting Tuesday I will be back on days. Where I belong. I get to stay on the rotating schedule, which I have become accustom to and actually like.

I do have to admit, I will miss the night shift people. They are loadssssss more fun then the stuffed shirts on days. You didn't have to worry about watching your choice of words. And god knows the nights flew by, because even while working our tails off, we were having a blast teasing each other.

And talk about helpful people, wowza! They actually did their jobs like they were suppose to. And you didn't have to wait 2 hours for material.

So, hats off to the night shift workers. I will miss you. Just not the shift itself.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Quote of the Day

" Yet not for a moment did I suppose myself actually dead. Such a supposition, notwithstanding what we read in fiction, is altogether inconsistent with real existence; -- but where and in what state was I? The condemned to death"

- from "The Pit and the Pendulum"