Ok...I finish up a part, and I have 5 minutes to kill...so, I bust out the book. The makino mill i was running has a tool changer that loads the tool into the next available pod in the carousel. Basically tool 1 is in pod 5.
So...you come up to the mill and it has 10 tools in it. You open the carousel window, look and decide you want the tool in pod 14. You have no idea what tool it is.
Current way of finding out...
Load tool one...nope....load tool 2...nope, load tool 3...winner. FUCK THAT! If it feels stupid, you prolly look stupid doing it. And it feels stupid! So I looked for the place that listed the pod versus the tool number, so I could see what tool is in the pod I want. I found it...now I look...BAM I got my tool. I call up tool 3...done!
Guy walks by,....WTF are YOU CHANGING? (I look down, sigh...and say I'm not changing anything, I'm looking for the place that lists the tools in what pod). I get a "WHY! Why would you need to do that?" I say because, I don't feel like calling up 7 tools till I find the one I want?!?
"It doesn't take but a minute, so why bother".
OK... I'm not a mill hand, I'm a leadman...so I say to myself..why bother trying to convince this guy 3 minutes vs 3 seconds is a bad thing, I have a responsability to make a profit. So I ignore him till he goes away.***** Now...I have to ask WHY THE FRIG DO PEOPLE GET INTO CNC AND TECHNOLOGY IF THEY ARE NEANDERTHALS? WHY NOT JUST STFU AND LIVE ON THE DRILLPRESS TILL RETIREMENT?
Damn this used to bug the hell out of me, make me fighting mad. But now, It's like arguing with your wife..waste of time. So I ignore people. I figure nobody want's to take it to the level of stepping outside...and these neanderthals surely will never go to the boss or owner because they know the management is against status quote. And as far as making me look bad...pffft, bring it. I'd relish the challange, but that won't ever happen. Close minded folks fear open minded folks. My only regret is it took me over 20 years to get to where it doesn't bother me. I bet I quit 7-8 jobs over crap like this. Kickass jobs.
These folks have to understand I'm a surfer. I'm on my surfboard riding a wave in, and they think they can stop me, but what they don't get is I'm riding a wave that literally cannot even be slowed down, it's just too damn massive.
I can hear em now in their interview... "I embrace new ways, I'm always looking for the fastest way to do a job blah, blah, blah," MY FRIGGEN AZZ! Here's how the interview should of went...
" I will come in here and soon feel like I deserve more money because you trained me. Then, I will become set in my ways and treat open minded people like sabatours. Status quote will become my motto. I will have a negative attitude whenever someone has a new idea..and yes, I better get more money each year as I basically produce things at the same level as when I was hired. And yes, I will hate this company because you will be using me and my great collection of skills."
Am I wrong here? Did I sum up 99% of the shitheads in cnc>?
Shit. This reminds me of King Arthur and the round table. What that round table did was bring together factions of armies. Arthur would say "WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE TABLE?" If you said 2 men, a stick and a cookie...you were escorted out of the castle. If you said " I bring 50 special forces, 100 spears made of iron, and 20 women to feed the army...Arthur says...Have a seat.
Next time your interviewing a person ask them... "what do you bring to the table?". Then write it down and stick it in a file. Review time comes...bust out that file.
Friggenbozo says "automate...remove the humans, make a profit."