Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct. 7

So that work thing that I mentioned in last night's post . . . 
Yesterday our production manager (my supervisor's boss) called me into the office.  They recently had some things done to the machines to be able to collect data, and they've been going over this data for a couple weeks now.  She was telling me how this and that does not match up to the actual paperwork operators are doing, and how they're trying to figure out why things are so out of whack, yadda yadda.  They also want to try and figure out areas we can improve in and ways to make those improvements.  What does this have to do with me?  She asked if I'd be willing to study the situation and give my input.  She asked if I'd be willing to change my schedule to 8hr days, 5 days a week for a week or two, and devote my time to studying the situation, documenting anything and everything I see, and providing my thoughts and observations.  She said they'd get someone else to do my actual job and I only need to study the situation.  She told me she wanted it to be me because I've worked there so long, I'm probably the most familiar with those machines, and because she trusts my perspective and my input.  I was floored.  I told her yeah, I do this.  She's not sure when yet, has to make arrangements for someone to fill in my spot, but said maybe it would start the week of the 16th.  I'm kind of excited about this!
 
It was another cool and rainy day, very fitting for a continued Halloween vibe.  I did my shopping this morning and helped hubby in the barn/shop for a while.  I tried to get some coloring done so I can make some cards but didn't get very far.  Today is World Card Making Day.  A lot of craft vendors are having sales and events.  I'd wanted to at least get one card done today but nope.  Anyway, as we were puttering around with coloring and things, trying to relax throughout the later afternoon, we were flipping through channels and ended up on the Lawrence Welk Show.  And we left it on there for probably 20 minutes!  LOL!!!!  We were horrified by what we saw, yet strangely entertained.  We were talking about childhood memories, grandmas watching Lawrence Welk, Hee Haw being on Saturday evenings, and Wild Kingdom and Disney being on Sunday evenings.  And all the while, this sickeningly wholesome Lawrence Welk show continued while we reminisced!
 

In Halloween news, hubby and I watched the original Halloween this evening.  We even turned all the lights off and turned our flickering Halloween decorations on.  It was very festive and frightful.  lol

Tonight's Halloween pic is Ty again, still from 1991, this time showing off his loot from his first trick-or-treat adventure.  We'd only gone to a few places in our little hometown that year, just close friends and family since he was only 4 1/2 months old.  Even so, look that haul!  It pays to be a cute baby!

How was your Saturday?
Got your pumpkin picked yet?



4 comments:

  1. What a cool situation for the job! They obviously trust you and your input. I hope the 8 hour work days are nice on your feet and back for a break. I am seriously loving these throwback photos you have been posting. It makes me want to dig out all the pics of the girls over the years.

    I have not picked out a carving pumpkin yet but the girls picked out two tiny decorative real pumpkins and I picked out two pie making pumpkins and made soup with them today so that was fun and new.

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    1. I first read 'made soup' as 'made soap' and got extremely excited for a second. LOL!!! I have soap on the brain lately. I'm thinking of making a batch or two just to see if I still know how....

      Last year I bought pumpkins way too early and they rotted in our up and down weather before it ever got to Halloween. I'm waiting this year.

      These old pics are fun, although I did cringe and debate about posting them. LOL

      ~Deb

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  2. Wow, congrats! Amazing that they will arrange to have someone else cover your job so you can really step back and look at things--usually supervisors just want you to do special projects on top of your normal work!

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    1. I know, and that's what I was afraid she was asking me! But no, she assured me, and I even went back and clarified. LOL I work tomorrow, so I'm curious if they'll have anything figured out yet. Part of me won't be surprised though if this never even happens. Our production manager has been known to have big ideas then forget about them.

      Fingers crossed!

      ~Deb

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