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 had sent an email to (another QA Lead) requesting to meet with him about my performance as (my QA supervisor) requested. He arrived later that day in the area, after being out most of the day for re-certs. I asked him what he had thought about my performance as an inspector. He said he had no problem himself with my performance, but that certain areas of the shop seemed to not want me inspecting in their areas when they were shorthanded, as they said I was "too thorough." He said that he knew of at least five inspectors on the crew that weren’t doing their jobs and that I wasn’t one of them. I told him he was the only lead whose opinion I trusted. He said that he was with (my QA supervisor) and (my QA Lead) earlier that day, and had heard (my QA Lead) tell (my QA supervisor) I had did a good job that weekend. (The QA Lead I was talking to) had told (my QA supervisor) that he should say something to me about it, as I had complained of not getting any feedback. I told (the QA Lead) that (my QA supervisor) had came out and thanked me.
I had had my meeting with (the only QA Lead I respected) as (my QA supervisor) directed, so now I was ready for our meeting on Wednesday, where I expected that (my QA supervisor) would still give me the CAM for "not supporting the delivery schedule" as I expected, after the requisite verbal warning meeting on Friday, even though I had dodged a bullet that weekend by still inspecting the jobs normally except for looking at the drawings, even though I was told that inspecting the jobs at all was optional, and got good reviews anyway. That day, or on Tuesday, I talked to (name), IAM shop steward, and asked him if he could come to a meeting Wednesday if I needed him. He agreed, even though inspectors at PSD technically don’t have a shop steward. He gave me his pager number and told me to call him if I needed him.
The Last Inspector