This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report, and refers to a requirement in the Boeing QA Manual:
This is being written 5/8/02, several weeks after the above. Our shakedown QOI was revised and inserted into our manual a couple days ago. Thanks very much for not letting us get away with neutering the shakedown inspection. I saw how a few things were added to the list of things to look for on shakedown, instead of (my QA supervisor's) ill thought up idea of only making it a FOD inspection. There is one problem however. In today’s crew meeting, (a fellow line inspector) complained how shop worked the builds right up until the end of the shift, leaving only "about five minutes" to inspect the remaining O&IRs and do the shakedown before it had to be out the door. (My QA supervisor) chimed in that that should not be a problem, as a "shakedown should only be a quick look for FOD." So, you see, it really does not matter how well our QOIs are written--our QA Management will still tell us to ignore them and perform our jobs the way they want us to--to "alter our processes to support the delivery schedule." Witnesses to (my QA supervisor's) unethical and corrupt direction: All of (my QA supervisor's) direct reports in the meeting.
The Last Inspector