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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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phucked up day at work rant!

I had to either start ranting or explode so I figured this would be a good sounding board. I should probably mention I am a railroad electrician. So all my troubles started yesterday when the locomotive I was working on doing a "load test" started having problems I solved some of them yesterday but could not figure out the main one which was one of the wheel motors having a dead short in it. So basically because of that the unit was useless for safety reasons all the safety systems will kick in and not let it produce power because of the short circuit in the motor. So after doing tests and having just about every foreman and general foreman standing over me asking what I had found wrong with the unit I told them that the #4 motor was grounded and needed to be visually checked next thing I know THE SHOP DIRECTOR is under the locomotive looking at the motor doing my job!! I could have died on the spot when that happened especially since the bottom of a locomotive is probably one of the dirtiest nastiest places on earth LOL. After all was said and done we found out that someone had dropped a wrench into the electrical contactor cabinet and that is what caused the short circuit. When I find out who I am going to
so anyone else have work tales?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 12:34 PM
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Yeah. Some of you might remember my cry for help when my company wanted me to install a VOIP solution inside of 3 months. Well guess what. After all the scrambling around and finding a solution. The owners sat on it for about a month and then decided to kill it. Gotta love the whimsy of this company.

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Yeah. Some of you might remember my cry for help when my company wanted me to install a VOIP solution inside of 3 months. Well guess what. After all the scrambling around and finding a solution. The owners sat on it for about a month and then decided to kill it. Gotta love the whimsy of this company.
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Rudy, that sucks man, sorry to hear about that. On a side note, I bad ordered two engines, and ran a switch on purpose today.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 09:03 PM
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It's always a fucked up day over here

Officers trying to pull rank to get special privilage/priority to move them and their troops; working along side of the Army is a rollercoster ride in itself

The most annoying day though would probably have to be when I was minutes away from assaulting a reservist Tech Seargent who thought it was a good idea to accept random packages from locals alongside of the road, and bring that shit on base. If he didn't stop the vehicle and let me and few others out, he would've gotten knocked da fuck out. I was more than happy to report his stupid ass. Shit never made it on base to my knowledge, but of course details of what was in the box was never released...

The kicker to all that, is that he's a security trainer back at his base state-side... wasn't there for his ass chewin', but I heard it was pretty good
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well I was going to complain about my day until Mr. Iraq had to go and outdo everyone

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well I was going to complain about my day until Mr. Iraq had to go and outdo everyone
Oh f that, I'll delete my post if it's gonna keep you from posting your shitty day experiences. That wasn't my intention asshole
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It's always a fucked up day over here
Well, yeah, I think that's pretty much a given.

I got called in to talk to the senior management conference call about why I let the designers put a fuse on the mainline when we NEVER PUT THE FUSE ON THE MAINLINE, EVER. Didn't matter much that the project plan, prepared by a team of our most senior and trusted engineers, showed it that way; nor that it's only about three hours of field work to put it right.

Got bitched out by one of the project managers about not getting a permit from the City that she needed, and why wasn't I supervising these people better, etc.

I had a customer demand to see me about a project I know nothing about and have nothing to contribute to, and have to make the meeting tomorrow mostly for the sake of not burning bridges.

I have to keep explaining why our design contractors can't figure out how to install a pole, much less prepare a drawing that doesn't prompt bitter laughter and head-shaking from the field crews.

But, I haven't had anyone bring in any potential bombs lately, so overall I guess it hasn't been all that bad.

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