This quote is also from my first report to the FAA local MIDO office, when I was naive and chose not to believe all those press reports about the FAA being the "handmaiden of the aviation industry" and a "tombstone agency."
Our QA Management won’t address the issue because they are too far in bed with Manufacturing to do anything that might slow down the delivery process, and result in any eroding of the current system of expected "instant response" from line inspection to calls. Inspectors having to write up these discrepancies will slow their expected immediate response to the call sheet down. Please investigate, and as our QA management won’t make a decision on this issue, please make it for us. Make us comply with the manual on this, or approve the acceptable revisions to the FAA to the manual that will document the way we should be documenting (these) defects.
The Last Inspector