ok so a job came open in the metal lab. before i came to this place i was running a metal lab to a point. the big man was there to sigh certs and #
but it was all me. i was dealing with iron/ductile iron and sand made castings. huge castings. lots wouldnt even shake out for 24 hours. i had plenty
of time to isolate bad chems and lock em down. it was a very modern, low maint leco spectro.
so i bid on the job and pushed hard for it. i did some sweet talking. the gm wanted to keep me on the floor in quality/inspection.
i told him im better in the lab and i still feel this way. just not this lab.
the operators run their own chems and i sort, average, and enter them the next day. i dont burn any samples save for when i standardize. lets say i
dont burn for daily production. the operators do and i #ing hate it. a major function is sorting all their chems and trying to piece together what is
what. heat numbers wrong. wrong furnace number. all kinds of #. make it very hard to sort.
they are supposed to put all the correct information as per their work instructions but they do not. i have signs on the spectro saying as much but it
does not happen.
let me interject here and say the major problems is how i am and how the gm is.
the work in the lab is manageable.
about me. i am bi polar. well bi polar mixed. i can get very cranked up. i get very agitated. i cant calm down. i feel like i am going to crawl out of
my skin. my heart pounds and i feel like i will pass out or have a panic attack or a break or something. it has happened before.
so that in mind we talk to the gm. the gm is not from this country. he has a very different way of doing things. very closed door #. has no problem
calling someone a c word for vagina. its his favorite word. he does not hesitate to let you know that he can fire you anytime.
he gets very worked up too.
this man expects results like now and you better get on it.
when i was in inspection it was nothing. thats super gravy #. only person slowing me down is me. i gave him the results he wanted when he wanted
it is very clear i am not going to be able to perform like that in this lab and that is making me very agitated and anxious.
there was a job that came to me. i had to burn 460 samples(like now). that # takes a long time. the spectro is slow.
best pace would be 3 minutes and maybe 30 seconds per sample and that is if you are blazing man, it would take longer than that.
so the gm calls me asking how long. i tell him and then he drills into me how fast he needs it. i say 2 hours he calls in 40 minutes. only 2 hours
cause i was about done with my run. im getting chewed out cause its not done. he called me 4 more times to lay into me and then at 5:30 he called me
at home flipping # because he couldnt find a chem that i didnt even have in the first place.
in the end i have to get out of the lab or i am going to lose my #. i do not want to quit. i loves inspection. this was a raise and it was a lab. i
still love the lab. just not this lab with this gm.
so the way i am handling it is i got with HR and said my piece. i know he already had a convo with the big man. i said i tried it. its not working. a
little bit about how i feel and how i want to go back to inspection.
i just dont know how he is going to handle it.
he is a serious micro manager. whoever has his project of the day he will ride your ass all day and i dont perform better that way, i get nervous and
when i was in inspection he would ask for something and tell me when he wanted it and i was always able to deliver. no big deal. in the lab i am going
to be limited to how fast the spectros are. and remember operators burn their own samples so i constantly have to stop burning so they can run their
check. this slows me way past my 3 minutes 30.
the point is these things take time and the gm just does not accept that.
so what would you do?
stay in lab?
push hard for going back to inspection?
get my meds increased?
edit on 9-11-2016 by TinySickTears because: (no reason given)