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« on: November 05, 2017, 06:14:20 AM »
Decided to sort of break out my rants, whines and so forth from the main coffee shoppe thread just in case any were tired of hearing about it or just wondering when I was going to get over it.


Well, I probably will never get over it, so since this a thread away from the main one, thou can read or not as desired and get on with the other earth shattering topics that we and everyone else here talks about in great, painful and excruciating detail.


So the first thought that makes one go :ummm:


Why is it that when ever any of the system techs, with the exception of one (the lead tech) have a question they call me... the "installer" for answers?


Have not figured that one out, case in point the tech for Seminole calls and wanted to know the gate code for the tower site next to the hospital, I was working at last week. He didn't know they had put a fence up, okay he has been in the hospital himself with a major problem. So I understand why he would not be aware of the change.


However, why are you calling me instead of the tech's assigned to that site? Or the shop manager?
                No, I did not say that to him ... I answered his question as to what he needed to do as the site now takes a soft key and code instead of just rolling up to the door as in the past.


But it does make me wonder, since I feel (real or perceived) as being treated as a bottom feeder or less then the dust beneath ones feet ... why do you call me instead of the other techs or the manager?


Other tech's and the manager are to keep their phones on and answer them as needed 24/7 ... so again why am I getting the call?


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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 06:51:30 AM »

a radical answer here I'm afraid


but just maybe your a REALLY nice guy .............you help peoples and never yell at them
you find answers instead of more problems


all these people feel safe calling you ........know they will get an answer that works


is time to feel special and not PUT ON  :Hi5:

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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 07:39:19 AM »
I'm afraid Hedd is right: as long as you give, they take. Taking advantage of your availability doesn't cost them a cent.
Or would you expect understanding, kindness, gratitude, appreciation or a reward whatsoever from an organization?

I think you'll have to find the right person. Say for instance your boss: a friendly chat, a vague mention of your doctor recommending you to reduce the stress, a few blood pressure pills swallowed nonchalantly, asking how about a possible leave of absence for health reasons, a fleeting hint that one can shear a sheep many times but skin him only once... either he's an idiot (and then you'll better be looking for a new job anyway), or he'll feel forced to find a suitable solution - it's his job after all - lest he may have to replace a valuable asset at any moment without warning.
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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 07:42:40 AM »
Like Hedd, I think if they ask to you it's because they know either you have the answer, or you'll be able to bring them toward the answer.
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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 09:29:30 AM »
I agree with all of the above statements....and we've had the discussion before my friend when we have our phone chats.

Had this girl at the plant who was an excellent worker...but unfortunately most of the work she did was not hers....but solving problems for others.  She was efficient, very good hearted, and very taken advantage of.  So my boss and I had to call her in before it got to far out of hand.  We told her it's fine to help people...but help them by showing them where they can find the answer...not finding the answer yourself and solving the problem for them.  They will NEVER learn and always come back for more answers (the easy way out) and never care if you get behind...or worse yet,  fired for getting behind.

It's good to teach...if you were in a teaching position at your job...you're not.  You're an installer.  And do you think for a minute any of those you helped go back to their boss or your boss and say "Yup, that Michael really helped us out"?   

Show them where to look and let them do the legwork...not you.
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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 06:03:47 PM »
I'm afraid Hedd is right: as long as you give, they take. Taking advantage of your availability doesn't cost them a cent.



Had this girl at the plant who was an excellent worker...but unfortunately most of the work she did was not hers....but solving problems for others.  She was efficient, very good hearted, and very taken advantage of. 



OMG that sounds like me at my 6 am job... I'm not the scanning coordinator but an assistant......Guess who they call/page by name? Yes, me. Why cause when store managers or dept. managers need something done ASAP, I was told(by scanning coordinator when she trained me) to drop everything and take care of what they ask for first...and since I'm fast and don't say "I'll add it to the list of things to do" like the coordinator does, I get screwed. I have assistant mangers asking me why I don't take the coordinator's job(she'll be retiring in about 5-6 yrs) and my answer always is the same thing..."Cause you guys demand to much for little pay and no appreciation of employees"(I only tell this to the asst. managers that are actually cool and really know how shitty this company is with they workers).... So since I'm good at what I do(and yes, I'm showing off cause  I'm to damn good at what I do, lol) and the other 2 ladies on my dept. are slow, I get all the load...
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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 04:52:30 AM »
Well, heaven forbid anyone should show initiative.

Asked for ye ole nit to pick up a piece of 3/4" galvanized pipe and then dig up mounting hardware to attach it to the mast holding the antenna for the paging transmitter.

So yes, he actually found the pipe and even found hardware to mount it, but do you think he had enough intelligence to bring it out to the job site so it could have been installed?

Seriously ... why does one have to tell a person every step of the way what to frelling do ?????????

Because what did I find him doing when I got back to the shop, if you guessed sitting there surfing Facebook go to the head of the class.

If there had been a little initiative on his part, he could have brought that out along with the desktop remotes which would have been mentioned to him and then the whole job could have been wrapped up and at that point it would have been on the hospital as to why it is not working ... they have yet to provide port assignments for connectivity to tie it into the network.

But, nooooooooooooooooo now we have to make another trip out there for about an hours worth of work :rat-atat:
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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 05:03:08 AM »
Found out the back story to the phone call on Saturday, it first went to the ole project manager who in his infinite wisdom said to call me as I would probably have a code that worked.

Logic does not seem to be anyone's strong point here

Code was given to us to install a new core system for the city of ... code was valid only for the length of time for the installation.

I am just an installer so therefore due to being at the bottom of the chain I would not have a code that still worked after the install was completed.

A system tech would have that information, not me ...

But, as mentioned ye ole project manager is apparently not capable of reasoning out something of that nature.

Oh and yes, the system techs who would have had the answer, both conveniently chose to not answer their phones

How quaint


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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 05:28:36 AM »
Intelligence cannot be learned but with proper encouragement it can be simulated plausibly enough.

Must I remind you that there other uses for a 3/4" galvanized pipe than mounting transmitters?
Use a little bit of flux paste if you don't want to be too harsh a teacher, else use the threaded end... :grin:


P.S.: if it doesn't work try with an 1" pipe.
 
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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 05:40:34 AM »
I am a feared it might actually require 2-3/8" galvanized mast pipe to get his attention ... let alone penetrate whatever his skull is made of ...

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But I like how your mind works :heeheehee:
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 05:42:27 AM »

But, nooooooooooooooooo now we have to make another trip out there for about an hours worth of work :rat-atat:

I guess on the plus side though, it does get me out of the shop for several hours, and away from all of that scintillating intelligence being displayed

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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 06:10:21 AM »
I guess on the plus side though, it does get me out of the shop for several hours, and away from all of that scintillating intelligence being displayed

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Ever thought of trying with some minor brain surgery? I'm thinking of implanting a prosthesis, a Z80 would probably do   :icu:
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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2017, 05:26:45 AM »
Damn it was wonderful, was out of the shop for almost 6 hours. Had a couple of oops while there, tis why it took so long, but they were minor ones like needed to make an additional three cables. :o_go_on: I make them things in my sleep and way to damn fast if truth be told. Did have an interesting "fail" on one of those specialty connection cables, even though it is a pass through connector it did something crazy. All though the wires landed on the right pins, the back side of those wires got bunched up under two other pins, so in other words we had a short and that was why we couldn't get it to key up. Once we figured it out and fixed it all was working properly once more.

Can't say I have had that occur before :thud:
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2017, 09:11:41 AM »
Can't say I have had that occur before :thud:

Alas, I do! The cable list of the contraption we completed a couple of years ago is 9 pages long, and a 10th page lists up 48 different types of connectors.
Now guess who was volunteered to check them...  :sad:
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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2017, 09:03:28 PM »
Indeed Motorola has the same desire to complicate things with the number of and different pin outs for every single frelling device......

Drives me up the wall and on occasions that is a very short trip
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