This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report (continued from previous day's quote):
This illegal rework has been going on at PSD forever, so like alcoholics, it’s easy for them to fall back on old crutches to get them through the tough times. Anyway, while talking to (Customer Coordinator Inspector's name) about the new process, He told me that it wasn’t (our QA supervisor) that had stopped the unauthorized "adjust/bend to fit" tube installation process--it was him. He had seen the tube mockup guys bending tubes any which way they wanted without any authorization other than the "adjust tubing installations as necessary to fit" drawing note, and had went to Engineering to confirm that bending the tubes was what they had meant by that note. It wasn’t. So they were told to follow the old MRB process, as they should have been doing all along. I was relieved. (My QA supervisor) having told shop to stop their unethical practices, of his own volition, did not fit his style or unethical character. He would only do that if his hand was forced, as in the torque witness reinstatement, or in this instance. Now his reputation was safe.
The Last Inspector