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Hurry Up!! #150674
08/11/05 08:01 PM
08/11/05 08:01 PM
Trumpy  Offline
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SI,New Zealand
Ever been told this at work?.
There are few things that annoy me more than being told this, believe me. [Linked Image]
Especially when the guy telling you, is just a Factory employee, or worse a Factory Supervisor.
It's bad enough having the pressure of having to find a fault in an Electrical system without being hassled by the people you are supposed to be aiding.
I've seen people have accidents after being put under extra pressure like this.
Your comments?.

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Re: Hurry Up!! #150675
08/11/05 08:17 PM
08/11/05 08:17 PM
mxslick  Offline
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Posts: 803
Atomic City, ID USA
Two words: wait, this is a family forum so I won't repeat them here. [Linked Image]

First, I refuse to rush no matter what. If the boss, etc. doesn't like it, too bad. They can hire someone else. I will not compromise safety for anyone or anything.

Second, I usually respond along the lines of "Sure, if you want to fill out an accident report or deal with a death/injury instead. Or perhaps we can really damage this equipment/system since you're in such a rush."

Those responses are reserved to those arrogant enough to tell me to hurry up. Those who are respectful enough to enquire politely "how much longer?", will be met with a courteous estimate of completion time.

It's all in how it's said I guess.

[This message has been edited by mxslick (edited 08-11-2005).]


Stupid should be painful.
Re: Hurry Up!! #150676
08/11/05 11:55 PM
08/11/05 11:55 PM
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gfretwell  Offline

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Estero,Fl,usa
In an earlier life I fixed computers back when they filled a big room with 1000 cards in each frame and there are lots of frames.
I got gates open on 2 frames with scope probes all over, hands cupped over the tube, looking for a blip while my buddy hits a button.
The data center manager askes ... "how long do you think it will be"?

The same 2 words come to mind.


Greg Fretwell
Re: Hurry Up!! #150677
08/12/05 06:28 AM
08/12/05 06:28 AM
Alan Belson  Offline
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Mayenne N. France
Pope Julius II; (Impatient for the Sistine chapel ceiling), "When will you be done?"
Michaelangelo; "When it's finished!"


Wood work but can't!
Re: Hurry Up!! #150678
08/12/05 06:54 AM
08/12/05 06:54 AM
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techie  Offline
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Posts: 246
palo alto, ca usa
Q: How much longer ??
A: 10 minutes longer than before you interrupted me.

[This message has been edited by techie (edited 08-12-2005).]

Re: Hurry Up!! #150679
08/12/05 10:52 AM
08/12/05 10:52 AM
renosteinke  Offline
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Posts: 5,316
Blue Collar Country
I admit that sometimes, the pressure is on, and you have to hustle some...

When this happens, I recall what Wyatt Earp is said to have replied when asked about gunfighting:

"Take your time....quickly."

Re: Hurry Up!! #150680
08/12/05 01:24 PM
08/12/05 01:24 PM
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jbfan  Offline
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Posts: 69
Newnan, GA
I had a supervisor ask me one time how long it would take to fix his loom. Told him 15 mins. He came back 1/2 hour later asked the same thing, told him the same thing. This went on a couple of hours, then he said. I thought you said it would be 15 mins. I replied that it would be fixed in 15 mins, never said how long it was going to take to find the problem. He never talked to me after that!


"Yes I am a Pirate, 200 years to late" Jimmy Buffett
Re: Hurry Up!! #150681
08/12/05 03:46 PM
08/12/05 03:46 PM
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Celtic  Offline
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Posts: 361
NJ
"Two weeks...got a check?" (from "The Money Pit")

or the ever popular: If you don't like this speed, you're gonna hate my other gear.

Obviously, I pay little to no attention to their "demands" to hurry up...BUT, the people I have worked for for any length of time know that when I leave a job it's for one of two reasons:
a) It's done and nothing else needs to be done.
b) I just quit.


~~ CELTIC ~~
...-= NJ =-...
Re: Hurry Up!! #150682
08/21/05 01:32 PM
08/21/05 01:32 PM
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Tiger  Offline
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Posts: 706
Crystal Lake, IL USA
When it's safe and dead, I'm a Tiger.

When it's live, I'm a Turtle.

Dave

Re: Hurry Up!! #150683
01/14/06 02:46 AM
01/14/06 02:46 AM
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RODALCO  Offline
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Posts: 856
Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
I know that feeling, how long is the power gonna be off for etc.
I usually say 2 hours when I know that it will be on in ½ hour, at least that keeps them off my back.
Other wise I do the same as techie says, or walk away and say get an other electrician and wait even longer.
I luckily gat paid anyway there I work for a big contracting company who supports their staff.


The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.
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