Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Well, Well...

     They surprised me today; one of the meetings turned out to be implementing some structural changes intended to help with the reactive/proactive balance in my department.  We'll see how it works out; the meeting did include non-technical management speaking of "improved efficiencies," which frequently means there may be one less chair when the music stops.  But I can hope for better times, right?

5 comments:

Old NFO said...

Hopefully everything is okay...

wheelgun said...

If outages are impacting the bottom line, they get attention. The other way they get attention is if they make people (upper management people) look bad. If things are falling apart, I have to believe that someone in the management chain is beginning to notice.

Here's hoping better days in 2016 are in your future.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

The amount of money I could save this technical enterprise if they allowed ME to select some managers that could then go find work at other firms...

With no performance loss, after. The opposite, probably.

Staale Johannessen said...

First, my sympathy for the conditions that make you feel threatened. I would be too. Second, there is a great path already proven to reduce unplanned downtime. I have done it many times.
The current financial stakeholders need to be educated, and when they see the future benefit $$$ often choose correctly.
I have read often of your O-dark-thirty rescue efforts. While it feels great to put the fire out I know, it gets old knowing there are more waiting to go off.
Good luck. Perhaps a brew pub trip is in order.

Anonymous said...


The light at the end of the proverbial tunnel...

Has been known to occasionally be the headlamp of the oncoming train.

Sometimes.

Sometimes not.