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Posted: 5/25/2005 4:41:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 4:44:37 AM EDT
You have to be shittin me. No one with the exception of a 17 year old on a Co-Op program noticed that the crews of the train itself were constantly late? Looks like they need some new crews and upper management.

Link Posted: 5/25/2005 4:52:47 AM EDT
Sounds like a typical "new employee outlook" situation.

Entrenched management and staff that are so fixated on "We've always done it this way", totally unable to see any issues unless they rise to "imminent implosion" levels.

The surprising thing is that they actually LISTENED to and ACTED on the observations. Most companies that large have an institutional case of "Head up ass" to the point where they will fight ANY suggestions that they are doing ANYTHING wrong.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 4:54:22 AM EDT
That rail company would probably be the perfect setting for a reality Dilbert TV show...
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 4:56:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 4:57:30 AM EDT
She was the only one working cheap enough and with low enough status for them to say "Go out and stand by each train for an hour before their scheduled departure and see what is going on."
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 5:05:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 5:07:58 AM EDT
"Interns" == "Legal slaves"
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 5:10:38 AM EDT
Wonder if she asked for their bank account number?
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 5:12:44 AM EDT
Think she'll get any of the money saved?
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 5:13:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/25/2005 5:14:33 AM EDT by MonkeysUncle]

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I don't think they pay interns, do they?



All I know is that I'm getting paid too much and have too many calls and emails to return to go out and stand around doing nothing but watching production for a week or two.

That's just the kind of thing interns where made for.

I can just see the hell that would break loose if my boss asked me what I did last week and I said "Oh, I stood around and watched everybody work."
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 5:31:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 5:34:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/25/2005 5:36:37 AM EDT by The_Beer_Slayer]
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 5:41:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HighlandMac:
You have to be shittin me. No one with the exception of a 17 year old on a Co-Op program noticed that the crews of the train itself were constantly late? Looks like they need some new crews and upper management.





What probably happened is that none of the socialist-leaning assholes at the company felt like bringing the unpleasant fact up that their comrades were the cause.

What did this poor kid have to lose?

Good for him!
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 6:58:58 AM EDT
Probably the train schedule said "Leave at 7:20", but the work schedule said "Start shift at 7:30". Either that or the train schedule didn't allow enough time for a shift change.

Link Posted: 5/25/2005 7:06:20 AM EDT
must be union crews

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Link Posted: 5/25/2005 7:09:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
"Interns" == "Legal slaves"



Our HR department is run by a real "Playa".
All the womens he hires are HOT and most of them are co-located with out IT department in an annex building.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 7:11:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MonkeysUncle:
I can just see the hell that would break loose if my boss asked me what I did last week and I said "Oh, I stood around and watched everybody work."

He might not be happy that you're stepping on his job description...

Kharn
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 7:22:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By MonkeysUncle:
She was the only one working cheap enough and with low enough status for them to say "Go out and stand by each train for an hour before their scheduled departure and see what is going on."



I don't think they pay interns, do they?



My old company did. Although we did expect them to perform way above what they were being paid.
She was a mechanical eng. intern. This will be her 4th summer as an intern.

The fact that she is a smoking hot intern had nothing to do with her coming back every summer.

TXL
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