: The manual area here is the only part that gets the chips
: guys are good about emptying the barrels. I would like to see
shots of other
: shops. Would be very interesting.
ye but getting those chips to "rooster" off of a manual machine
gives you kind of a charge. At least me but I'm easily amused.
We have a cleaning crew come in on the weekend. The places really never
gets bad except the smoke that comes from the manual machines. Then only
once in awhile it looks cloudy. Other than closing off that section I can't
think of much to do but open window and turn of a fan. I have stayed away
from Cool Mist for that very reason. That and the rust that happens. Must be
from improper mixure.
Help is what I seem to be short of these days. Most are small issues that
bug me about the manual department in general. Like what brand is a good one
for draw bars. Sometimes I go through them way to often. Are there any
brands to stay away from.I am trying to get more into these sort of
purchases. Does anyone do their own repairs on ProtoTrac equipment like
replacing and adjusting the readers. Are there actually ProtoTrac shops out
there or is everyone full CNC? What is the widest used CadCam package? Are
people here familiar with TechSoft Procam?
Smokers will find any way they can to feed their addiction. You have 2
choices: Let the cancer fiends smoke in the building or let them all go.
The biggest screw offs and the ones that take the most sick time are
smokers. You are better off without them. Who is in charge, you or them?
The rules cannot be different for smokers and non smokers. Either you
give everyone a 5 minute break every hour or everyone follows the same
break schedule. If they don't like it, let them go.
To let anyone go for any reason would be a blow to such a fragile shop just
holding on. There just don't seem to be any workers around this area. Adds
have run for months with not a single response. To hold things to letter of
the law might be a disaster. I guess they are really in charge I suppose for
now anyway. After all the guys that cut the chips are the backbone of any
shop. If you need some parts out that week do you lose bigtime or do you
Can you afford to give nonsmakers a small raise? After all they work more,
its only fair to be compensated. Tell your work force you'll continue to
give raises to people at the job all day long, not ones who need a 5 minute
break every hour.
The crux of the biscuit in my opinion is are you worth what they are
paying you, whether your taking smoke breaks or not. The smoker that
Proto thinks he can't live without that, is worth it to Proto breaks or
not. He probably has a non smoker or 2 that he feels the same about.
Like Bing says he lost control of the workforce.
I still don't see the connection between:
a) People who don't smoke and take washroom breaks
b) People who do smoke and take washroom breaks
Perhaps you're implying that I think no one should smoke.
I did not say no one should smoke, in fact I actually said that I think they
I am interested in a solution which allows the smokers to smoke while being
fair to those who can work without a habitual interuption.
It's not about giving people a break. It's about fairness and productivity.
Perhaps I sound like a "liberal" but this is reality. People smoke, and at
the same time people expect to get paid for the work they do.
Ill bet its illegal to smoke in bars too. Like here in California.
Only thing is..I dont have any problem finding an ashtray in most
bars..they are usually stacked under the No Smoking signs.
Id hate to be the no smoking enforcer that tried to make the Oriental
shops stop smoking.
Dunhills and 555 brand smokes with the occasional Marlburo filled
ashtrays on all the machines here in Rob Reiner No Smokeing So.
"Considering the events of recent years,
the world has a long way to go to regain
its credibility and reputation with the US."
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