Reminder: Please write to Henry Waxman's House Government Oversight and Reform Committee and your Representatives in Congress today! Please see my 8-9-07 blog for details!
Today I wanted to start to spotlight some quite thoughtful writings by others on forums I have visited. Here is the first one:
I don't know who this person is, but at least they make some good points.
Today's Daily Report Quote:
This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report:
I informed (name), Customer Coordinator, about the lack of "A" dimensions while I was in the (model number) strut area and he would do the customer shakedowns of the struts after we did the BAC shakedown, hoping to get him to write it up on the customer shakedown, and making him take the heat for it. Shop was hell bent at getting me fired at that point for doing my job with the minimum level of integrity I did it with at that time, but me writing that up would be, I was sure, the lead piano that crushed the entire camel to a pulp. (The Customer Coordinator) didn’t take the bait. He didn’t seem concerned about it for some reason. He seemed more concerned about the weight of the extra sealant, and frequently wrote up shop for excess sealant. Anyway, Wichita has revised some of their seal drawings to detail a special "reduced fillet" for some of their fillet seals, but, unless the drawings have been revised since I left, which is doubtful, as that costs money (its cheaper just to do it the way you want to at PSD, and not worry about the drawing changes to authorize it), none of our seal drawings have such a "reduced fillet." Don’t let undimensioned and unlabeled poor depictions of fillet seals on some drawings fool you---they do not cancel out specific (engineering specification) requirements. I actually did write up lack of "A" dimensions when I was assigned to the (model number) EBU (Engine Build Up) line, before I used up eight of my "ethical inspector’s lives," and started getting "sent to the office" when I wrote up discrepancies shop disapproved of (and (my QA supervisor) threatened to take my final, ninth "ethical inspector’s life" on 1/11, attempting to send me to the great hereafter for BCAG executed ethical inspectors, unemployment). When I arrived there, none of the electrically bonded and fillet sealed brackets on the EBUs had "A" dimensions to protect the integrity of the electrical bonds, as they should have. I wrote them up. Apparently other inspectors got the hint, and they still do it today, as I recently noticed, having stumbled across NCR (number) on a bad "A" dimension on a (model number) EBU bracket. It’s nice doing something right occasionally that improves the quality and perhaps safety of the product, even though I probably got docked a "life" for that one, as shop was none too happy at having to learn to fillet seal with "A" dimensions. Some of them still don’t have it, as the noted NCR attests. (Hopefully you got the cat analogy.)