This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report (continued from previous day's quote):
This just in: I had the "opportunity" to work the (model I.D.) strut shop...I stamped in on an NCR (Non-Conformance Record) revision request (for a tube that would not fit) on the call sheet. I was beginning to write the revision, when Mr. (name), from the tube shop, came up to the desk I was at and asked me to inspect a tube. He led me over to a strut, and told me that the tube installed was the one he needed bought off. It was the infamous (part number) tube. He said that the material had already been bought on another tube inspection record. I began to look at the installed tube, which tube shop had built to a...(former) NCR configuration. I checked the bend data printout, I checked it for damage, and I checked for the correct fittings being installed--all I could really check for in the installed condition. Of course, if I was in a real QA department, I would have told him he’d have to pull it out of the installation before I could inspect it, but I was in a pretend QA department, and such a request would result in me, not him, getting disciplined for not following the unwritten procedures and acting like I had some power to assure quality, when the unwritten procedure said I should always defer to the mechanic’s wishes, even when they conflicted with quality and safety.
The Last Inspector