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Old 26-01-18, 09:34 AM   #21
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Told you you should have gone self employed. You'll always end up a target while in employment, because you're wayyy beyond what is expected of an average employee. You're not meant to care as much, or be able to do what you can do (making superiors obsolete), or better put, nobody that can do what you can do, at your age, would be anything other than self employed, or up the top of the tree already. I'd say it's not your fault. But it is - You're too good and I told you to go self employed.

Just don't start any climate change debates at work until you've built that soundproofed tripple garage you need.

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Old 27-01-18, 06:24 PM   #22
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Told you you should have gone self employed. You'll always end up a target while in employment, because you're wayyy beyond what is expected of an average employee. You're not meant to care as much, or be able to do what you can do (making superiors obsolete), or better put, nobody that can do what you can do, at your age, would be anything other than self employed, or up the top of the tree already. I'd say it's not your fault. But it is - You're too good and I told you to go self employed.

Just don't start any climate change debates at work until you've built that soundproofed tripple garage you need.
Cant say you didnt warn me Dunc....

Basically, for the last 8 weeks ive been working at a very well appointed business, supposedly employed to build engines for historic british cars.
Along with a long serving engine builder I was supposed to drop in alongside and either learn from him (no issue there) or just do what I do to improve the throughput of quality motors for the business.
From day 1, well no, from the walkthrough of the premises after interview and an attempt to shake his hand and introduce myself, I thought I detected a less than friendly vibe from him.
Instead of doing the job I was employed to do, ive been doing anything but, due to this possessive twat ensuring I dont get to work in the engine room, dosent want anyone playing with his toys ya see....nice.
Ive gone along with it for the last couple of months as I hoped things would improve, they havent, they got worse with this dick blaming me and anyone else for his collossal screwups on a very expensive engine that he built, I may post a video I took of the running engine after 160 ish mile shakedown run just to rub his nose in it a tad deeper.........
Hes blamed the dyno operators, then he blamed me. I can honestly say, if I screw up I admit it, theres no pint to hiding or pointing the finger of blame elsewhere, mistakes happen after all.
The basic issue it seems is he feels threatened and acts like a willy, I mean, wheres the correlation between who puts the right quantity and grade of oil in an engine with it clacking its nuts off and grinding itself to bits?
It doesnt is the correct answer, the real reason is that the golden child messed up during either/both the measurement or assembly phases of the build.
Maybe he should have told whoever put the oil in to shake it thoroughly to dislodge the clearances that had settled in the oil....

So then he spends the better part of two days faffing around with new cams and tappets to undo all that work by running the engine on the same particle contaminated oil at idle speeds........ obviously hasnt read the running in instructions for new cams? what.a.nob.
And still it clacks. and now the 600 quid cams are toast...or will be after a few thousand miles.
And rather than be concerned at the reason for all the metal swarf in the oil, old champion the wonder horse there was more concerned about why a tappet had excessive side play....you fouled it up at build stage id say old bean.
Hes not even concerned as to why the tappets were sticking ..I can say why tho, very tight tolerances and erm, bits of engine in the oil getting between the surfaces may have a "bearing"...pun intended.

Rattle, rattle.

The sad part is I cant stay there and I made a lot of friends there, didnt have any issues with anyone else and just got along, trouble is they wont get shot of t'other one as hes "knows all the right people" and has been there too long to get the bubble.
Too bad, but Im not taking any flak from a midget mutha like him for his mistakes.

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Old 27-01-18, 06:27 PM   #23
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Some right dicks about.
We feel your pain! They walk among us, albeit with slightly greater spacing. There's a few folk making a very loud name for themselves where I am, and they are becoming almost universally hated. Ideal dartboard effigies. Raising issues that weren't a company wide issue until they addressed everyone, and then making it clear they think the cause of the problem is every other department.
Building barriers between departments, in a company where communication skills are at an all time low.
Setting up little fiefdoms, with grand schemes which slowly become essential to the business, but have little benefit to the people now expected to engage them.
Fixing shit that ain't bust, and de-prioritising stuff that is crippling.

You heard it here last-
The only solution to the disease of aspirational middle manager types and other others of little commercial use, is monthly public decimation. Judged and selected by their peers as having contributed little but with great fanfare; let them line up in single file, and let the deed be done. Ideally using the very tools that they are using on others.

The car park would be a near Tarantinoesque scene of mayhem as HR get beaten to oblivion with a filing cabinet full of personnel records, or the bloke who keeps writing new programs to make his life more fulfilled (we still cant actually define what it is he really does, beyond soak up a salary); he shall meet his end by being fed the printouts of his own spreadsheets.

Viva da revolucion!

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Old 27-01-18, 06:30 PM   #24
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We feel your pain! They walk among us, albeit with slightly greater spacing. There's a few folk making a very loud name for themselves where I am, and they are becoming almost universally hated. Ideal dartboard effigies. Raising issues that weren't a company wide issue until they addressed everyone, and then making it clear they think the cause of the problem is every other department.
Building barriers between departments, in a company where communication skills are at an all time low.
Setting up little fiefdoms, with grand schemes which slowly become essential to the business, but have little benefit to the people now expected to engage them.
Fixing shit that ain't bust, and de-prioritising stuff that is crippling.

You heard it here last-
The only solution to the disease of aspirational middle manager types and other others of little commercial use, is monthly public decimation. Judged and selected by their peers as having contributed little but with great fanfare; let them line up in single file, and let the deed be done. Ideally using the very tools that they are using on others.

The car park would be a near Tarantinoesque scene of mayhem as HR get beaten to oblivion with a filing cabinet full of personnel records, or the bloke who keeps writing new programs to make his life more fulfilled (we still cant actually define what it is he really does, beyond soak up a salary); he shall meet his end by being fed the printouts of his own spreadsheets.

Viva da revolucion!

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Youre too good to work here....

Think I may present our hero with the "Twat of the year award 2018" in golden bent piston and rod plus gouged bearings form.....
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Youre too good to work here....

Think I may present our hero with the "Twat of the year award 2018" in golden bent piston and rod plus gouged bearings form.....
As a small, but public 'funny', mounting a knackered piston and rod, neatly presented on a small piece of polished wood, would likely result in much mirth. A great swansong.
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