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." This quote is from the section of my report noted in the first quote below that I deleted to make that quote shorter and I stated that I may quote later. This quote from that section details my history as an inspector at Boeing, and some of the other corrupt Boeing QA supervisors I've worked for over the years:
I bravely risked (the manufacturing supervisor) or shop reporting me to my supervisor, resulting in a probable CAM for "not supporting the delivery schedule", when I told the mechanics I wanted to witness the manual functional tests, as almost no other inspector does at PSD. Thankfully they said they would let me watch, and didn’t fight me about it. I don’t think (the manufacturing supervisor) noticed I was witnessing the tests. I wouldn’t have known if he did anyway, as he didn’t talk to me in any case. I would simply hear about it Monday from (my QA supervisor).
I did the shakedown inspection. Shop only had to put the engine in the buck and do a few sundry other things before shipment. I had completed all I could do. Second shift would have to finish up. The weekend was over. I felt hopeful that I had "supported the delivery schedule" and would keep my job for now. I had heard no complaints from the shop. (Name), my lead that weekend (of "my stamp has a Briggs and Stratton on it" fame) , told me that I had done a good job before I left.
The next day at work, Monday, just before second break, (my QA supervisor) came over to me while I sat at the computer and said "Thank you" for my weekend performance. I said that I had just done what I always do. I didn’t tell him about the fact I didn’t look at the drawings, mostly, as he had directed, as there were people nearby that may overhear us discuss the secrets of the hush-hush unwritten BCAG Quality System. He said (my QA Lead) had said I that had done well, different than before. I said that (my QA Lead) wasn’t there the last time I worked the weekend. He ignored me and said, "Thank you" again and left.
The Last Inspector