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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Things Are Getting Better

We did pretty well on the day shift at the Olympic facility today, the press runs were concluded on time with minimal crew overtime. Don't get me wrong, I like the extra pay we get for working OT as much as the next guy, but too much of a good thing.......well you know. When you stop to think about it, we really accomplish quite an amazing task on the Saturday day shift, printing somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.5 million papers(feel free to correct me if I'm wrong), and doing it in what is basically one expanded shift. That's quite a testament to the abilities and professional conduct of our press people, post press employees, service shops; in short, everyone involved in producing our product. As time goes on we will become more acclimated to our new work loads and production schedules, and as we do we will continue to improve our performance.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

No, Ed "things are NOT " getting better just that people are putting up with this " stuff ". It's people who say things like that show their TRUE positions on how we are being treated & who are AFRAID to SPEAK up

Jess Espinoza said...

Sorry, you have me confused with Ed, I'm Jesse; and I was speaking from a personal point of view. As one of the "transferees" from SFV it has been just a little stressful adapting to our new work site. So when I made this post I was referring to my personal situation(yes, my TRUE position), not the "Big Picture". As for being Afraid to Speak up, I notice you posted as ANONYMOUS.

Ed Padgett said...

Great response Jesse.

I left the anonymous option open for users that are afraid to speak up with their real names. It adds some spice to a blog, otherwise this person would hesitate to speak their mind (if others knew whom they really are).

We all see things differently, take a car accident report. Each party involved, and eye witnesses usually report the details completely different.

As a press operator, I see things differently than management and the pressroom supervisors.

Management sees the pressperson's doing their jobs, and thinks anyone can run a printing press.

As an operator, things have changed at the Olympic Facility, some situations are better and some things are not, but that's how I see it.

I'll explain a bit more after work tonight.

Ed