Friday, November 21, 2014

That's Two Days Of...

     Of I don't know what.  Some more of the equipment up at the North Campus failed (cough, need scheduled time up there, cough), leaving me scrambling on a day off to arrange for a rental replacement and factory repair -- and the weather was (barely) good enough that contractor called me, wanting to get some work done up there.  Sure, why not?

     Today, the rental should arrive and I'll go put it in, with help.  I was going to be at the hospital (my Mom was scheduled for surgery) but that got cancelled, so by working at least four more hours, I reclaim eight hours of vacation.  My last eight of the year, which I will be using whenever they get Mom rescheduled.

6 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

I kind of wonder if any management, anywhere, any time ever listened to the need for maintainence? Perhaps the military spoiled me - it was not only expected - it was mandated!

Merle

azmountaintroll said...

The military deliberately overmans units, in order to ensure troops are available for maintenance. The Navy is experimenting with lower manning levels in their newest ships, and it's not working out well for them.

Roberta X said...

Merle, it used to be mandated where I work, too. Then it wasn't. Now we're paying the price.

Old NFO said...

Merle's right, NO management ever listens until it's TOO LATE!

Merle Morrison said...

Yeah, and then the rush is on to find "someone" to blame!

Merle

markm said...

azmountaintroll: I think you mean that the military _should_ overman for maintenance, but did they ever actually do it? When I was in the Air Force (1978-87), we were undermanned and working overtime just to keep up with the maintenance requirements from peacetime training flights. If the F111-D had ever gone to war, it would have been a disaster once we'd run through the small stock of spare parts that was cached for a deployment - unless the brass could have brought themselves to accept using up the aircraft and scrapping them at the forward airfield.