OT: Anyone here ever worked in a stupid shop(that still made money)?

Just thinking this morning about the one shop I worked at. They hired an i nspector because he had previous experience as an inspector. In the sewers
of the city! I'd take a piece into him once in a while to get it thorough ly inspected. He didn't know what I wanted. One day, he went into the off ices and talked to the engineer. The engineer came out and gave me shit be cause I was harassing the inspector. Same shop. We used to get our coolant by the pail full from a drum that ha d an electric pump on it. The foreman decided that he was spending too muc h money on coolant. So in order to curb use of coolant, he took off the el ectric pump, and put on a manual pump to make it more difficult for us to g et coolant. In his mind, since it was now more difficult for us to get coo lant, we would then proceed to use less.
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On Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:05:05 AM UTC-7, T Rex PhD wrote:

inspector because he had previous experience as an inspector. In the sewe rs of the city! I'd take a piece into him once in a while to get it thorou ghly inspected. He didn't know what I wanted. One day, he went into the o ffices and talked to the engineer. The engineer came out and gave me shit because I was harassing the inspector.

had an electric pump on it. The foreman decided that he was spending too m uch money on coolant. So in order to curb use of coolant, he took off the electric pump, and put on a manual pump to make it more difficult for us to get coolant. In his mind, since it was now more difficult for us to get c oolant, we would then proceed to use less.
I worked in a shop once,years back in So Cal,that made, amongst other thing s, electronic parts for aerospace,these parts were made of beryllium copper ,tight tolerance. The idiot owner wouldn't let us use any coolant because c oolant made the machines dirty and hard to clean, and then he pissed and bi tched because I had to stand around for ever waiting for the part to cool o ff enough to measure it. His reasoning was "real machinists" didn't need coolant.He also thought tha t a 0.0001 display on a DRO meant that I could hold 0.0001 positioning on a $4K Spanish knee mill. And I think that shop is still around!
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