Monthly Archives: October 2010

Trying to Get My Golf Swing Back

First I want to tell you that most of these events occurred previously and the tails about my current golfing scores have been occurring over the summer. It is October as I post these but the current events happened June, July, August and September of 2010.

If you are just now starting to read my blog I would advise that you go to the beginning and read back up to current so that you understand what I am talking about.

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Well, my next event was a job interview with my old company. Maybe I could get my golf swing back.

I began working at the beginning of 2001. January 2 to be exact. They gave me a higher salary but the job was one grade down from where I have been when I quit. Still a manager with more money and I got paid for my overtime. I found the place to be in confusion and they were spending money like it was the good old days. Part of the reason for hiring me.

I had been in other plants whos products were not selling very well and the screws had tightened to get costs down and improve quality. They had two open positions, same grade level but entirely different jobs. They choose the job for me that they thought I could give them the most bang for their buck.

My golf game was near the top of my desires to work on after helping get this plant in better operating conditions. I started working on looking at the tooling to see if there could be improvements. OMG! Every where you looked there were things that needed correcting. Did these people not understand what was needed?

I tried to get them to understand the needs but they just would not listen. So, I quietly worked on things that were needed.

I tried to keep a low profile, not work over time and keep the weekends free so that I could work on my golf swing.

I should have know better, when you try to keep from doing someting, they throw you in front of it. I was soon working 10 to 12 hours per day and Saturdays and Sundays. That was good and bad. I knew this plant was not going to continue to operate in this manner. I had seen it too many times. So, I quietly did my thing, played up to the operating committe in the plant and showed them how important I was to the operational improvement of their plant.

I would save my money and when it came time to get rid of people not working toward improvement, I would be in a perfect position to be selected to help guide this department to the proimised land. In the meantime I would save my money and wait for the proper time to work on improving my golf swing and golf scores.

The next post, “The best laid plans”.