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."
I had written pickups...stating that those jobs were traveling uncompleted to Everett as QA witness of the those functional tests was required...I left those pickups on (QA Lead name's) desk that afternoon before I left, with a note stating why I had wrote the traveler pickups...I found out later that he had roller stamped those pickups without inspection and that they didn’t travel to Everett. Of course, he never told me. I looked at the completed records because I thought that was what he would do.
The Last Inspector