Wednesday, December 31, 2008

last day of year
machines going kablooey
joy and rapture...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

back from vacation
solving problems as I step
through the door

back from vacation
desk filled with vendor presents
and old paperwork

Friday, December 19, 2008

vacation's eve-
cleaning up the work space
faster than normal

Thursday, December 18, 2008

once again
aching feet at shift's end
lottery dreams

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hump Day
everything needs attention
putting my thing down

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

SFH next day
kicking butt and taking names
and paperwork done

Monday, December 15, 2008

start of fun week
doing two jobs- no extra pay
joy and rapture

after two years
two months and two weeks later
my first SFH

Friday, December 12, 2008

issue filled week
two days doing boss' job
I need a nap bad

Thursday, December 11, 2008

early shift today
run the crew and call the shots
without my coffee

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

shift change at mid week
walking the halls more slowly
eating more junque food

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

this kind of day
being the unliked boss
oh well....

Monday, December 8, 2008

fun start of week
four hours of paperwork
and broken heaters

Saturday, December 6, 2008

weekend shift
treating officemates
to McDonalds

Friday, December 5, 2008

the shift from hell
working through tons of issues
with lottery dreams

during lunch break
inside the city
deer grazing

Thursday, December 4, 2008

not too bad a shift
a little man thing drama
just before leaving

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

good day at work-
getting next year's planner
and a great run

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

short swing between days
body clock still off kilter
halfway through the shift

Monday, December 1, 2008

after long weekend
easing back into routine
and paperwork

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

long weekend eve-
singing as I clean my desk
watching the clock

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

against the weekend
planning for the next week
chores done days early

Monday, November 24, 2008

start of short week
ruining my work sweater
and new tasks to do

Friday, November 21, 2008

early in for meeting
trying to get tell myself
I don't need coffee

Thursday, November 20, 2008

today's tasks
more information gleaning
and plans for next week

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

shake up at work
leading to blue Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

email from boss
shift change for tomorrow
fun, fun and more fun

Monday, November 17, 2008

new week start-
findng parts for new system
joy and rapture

Friday, November 14, 2008

end of low sleep week-
paperwork and early out
book and tea calling

Thursday, November 13, 2008

monthly pep talk
the plant is doing well
maybe no layoffs

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

hump day-
chasing down lighting circuits
after chat with boss

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

after the long weekend-
before dive into frenzy
one last long breathe

Thursday, November 6, 2008

project kind of day-
more CapEx info needed
new stuff going in

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

today's fun
tracking down panel fuses
and install updates

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

election night
updates along with case counts
and sigh of relief

Monday, November 3, 2008

start of project week
one more ball to juggle
during the day

Friday, October 31, 2008

tiring week
back in old job today
for the team effort

Thursday, October 30, 2008

old boss' last day
happy for his family
sad to see him go

And one....

another day
another shift change
more details to get

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

no surprise
getting thrown under the bus
fto help the team

Monday, October 27, 2008

last day of boss' vaca
tomorrow I sleep in

Friday, October 24, 2008

end of hard week
enjoying the last three tasks
before leaving

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Puttin' My Thing Down...

first full day in charge....
putting my thing down all day
and getting stuff done

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

boss on vaca-
got bunches of stuff done
before the lunch break

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

boss' vaca eve-
figuring out what needs done
in the next six days

Monday, October 20, 2008

new week
feeling big fun in the air
see if it pans out

Friday, October 17, 2008

long week's end
enjoying cleaning the desk
for final order

Thursday, October 16, 2008

that kind of week-
forgetting to stop and breathe
during the shift

Monday, October 13, 2008

start of the new week-
new paperwork duties kick in
joy and rapture

Thursday, October 9, 2008

quiet shift
hearing the machines purring
as I set up for class

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

hump day
planning the weekend's rebuilds

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

crisp mornings
extra cup of coffee
before leaving
daily meet with boss-
on the boards - his vacation
shift change for me

Monday, October 6, 2008

filling in for boss
moving guys to solve issues
not too bad a shift

Friday, October 3, 2008

end of the week
hearing plans for the instsall
I will get to run

Thursday, October 2, 2008

planning day-
work for seven men, four lines
and two bosses

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

hump day-
dealing with a mess not mine
"it's team work"

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

early in today
corporate engineer visit
great face time

Monday, September 29, 2008

brand new week
another shift change
at least I can sleep

Friday, September 26, 2008

end of week
cleaning desk to clear my mind

Thursday, September 25, 2008

day of meetings-
running the floor between talks
joy and rapture

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

hump day-
wrangling down problems
between meetings

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


present from boss
brass plate with the new title
for my door

Monday, September 22, 2008

after great weekend
singing over the chaos
of the production floor

Friday, September 19, 2008

end of the week
cleaning off the desk
in the new office

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Having the Con....

day two this week-
boss in all day meeting
putting my thing down

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

work day on floor
juggling three projects
and reports to boss

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

after week of training
boss in all day meeting
running the shift

Monday, September 15, 2008

first day of week
plant manager asking questions
tasks from the new boss

Saturday, September 13, 2008

weekend shift
checking mechancis jobs
getting downed tree cut

Friday, September 12, 2008

week of training done
treat myself to great dinner
and escape reading

Thursday, September 11, 2008

slogging through new apps
trying to ask good questions
short term overload

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

chatting with new boss
presenting plan for office space
between new programs

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

working with new boss
spending the morning
trying to read him

Monday, September 8, 2008

first day at new job
planning workable office
equipping new desk

Saturday, September 6, 2008

last production shift-
12 hour day, set up days
complete the paperwork

Friday, September 5, 2008

SFH - day three
still fighting the gremlins
and moving my office

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

hoping for a hot ten minutes
of calm

Saturday, August 30, 2008

long weekend's eve
sorting out paperwork mess
cleaning the office

Friday, August 29, 2008

looking toward week's end
keeping gremlins at bay
doing chores early

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hump Day from Hell
every machine gremlin out
where's the white castles?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

fun day at work
enough staff to run the line
and extra cleaning

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

start of new week-
no folks to man the shift
it will be fun

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday shift-
doing two full days' reports
and set up Monday

Saturday, August 23, 2008

weekend shifts
setting up for the bosses
to run shifts smoothly

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bug Day - Round 2

mid shift-
murphy's law in full effect
fight to get line running

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Today's a Bug Day

SFH from first moments
white castle thoughts

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Today's a shield day

eventful shift-
walking the floor all night
who needs the gym?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

chat with both bosses-
juggling two sets of wants
and need for cases

Saturday, August 16, 2008

weekend shift-
cleaning file cabinets
and planning next week

Friday, August 15, 2008

end of hard week
joy and rapture unforeseen-
whole shift calls off
machines revolting
spending the entire shift

Thursday, August 14, 2008

after vacation
stepping back into hell

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

vacation eve
murphy's law in full effect
can't wait to clean my desk

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

got beat down today
all my babies have problems
slider therapy

Friday, August 1, 2008

end of the week
deep cleaning the office
set up for next week
weekend eve
getting a jump on cleaning
for shorter tomorrow

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Doin' It

first full shift in weeks
trying to be fecacta
roping it back in

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hump Day
running well all night
still working weekend

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

start of new week
new boss and new shift time-
show me the money

Friday, July 25, 2008

quiet day at work-
button up week's paperwork
and cleaning projects
today's mail
two seconds of work
from my new boss

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

slow day at work
cleaning out desk leads to
office remodel

Are We Having Fun Yet?

line at a standstill-
looking for a missing truck
that was in the yard

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

start of new week
hearing folks left company
for greener pastures

Friday, July 18, 2008

end of week
leaving 3 hours later
than the hourlies
After the pulled tooth
toughing it out for six hours
to lead from the front

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hump Day-
one more broke machine
that needs fixed right now

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

fun day at work-
chat with folks about their jobs
and extra paperwork
chatting with the boss-
hashing out time for move
and new duties

Saturday, July 12, 2008

end of jacked up week-
seeing if thisiyruly is
sushi kind of day

Friday, July 11, 2008

Day Four

this shift's drama-
rework out the wazoo
and nubies running it

Thursday, July 10, 2008

SFH Day 3
trying to work machine
without manual

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Being Calm....

majorly pissed off
working up the strength
to take the low road

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

rocky start of week-
mahuf and his boss coming
and no one to clean

Friday, July 4, 2008

SFH day 2
machine gremlins in full force
and pungent in tank

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hump Day from Hell

SFH cubed-
no folks, no raws, bad conveyor
hep me Jesus

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

once again-
kicking butt and taking names
the shift ran okay

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

change in shift-
trying to queeze in a nap
after day of chores

Saturday, June 28, 2008

weekend shift-
knowing its all gravy
securing long weekend

Friday, June 27, 2008

SFH day two-
countign down the hours
to white castle's

Thursday, June 26, 2008

the machine gremlins are out
and 'tudes are flyin'

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Cool Beans

call from Big Boss-
corporate award and a gift card
way, way cool

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

chatting with bosses
joking about the summer
and next week's schedule

Monday, June 23, 2008

start of fun week-
no pre-shift carryover
walking into mess

Friday, June 20, 2008


after shift from heck-
going to the Doughnut Side
to get sanity

Thursday, June 19, 2008

hold on...

another replacement
is in the wings

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

it begins...

chat with worker
insisting they do as they please
i think not

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bein' the man

tonight's fun task-
juggling weekend schedule
to fit in cleaning

Monday, June 16, 2008

Same Stuff, Different Day

once again-
having to work undermanned
and be the team player

Friday, June 13, 2008

end of the week
rushing to get cleaning done
and out early

Thursday, June 12, 2008

winding toward weekend-
cleaning the desk early
to speed end week chores

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Big Phone

situation at work-
being the man yet again
and the full report

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


talk with big boss
feeling slightly slimed
when all was said

Monday, June 9, 2008

Clocking it back

day off from work-
getting bad news from the boss
have to weigh options

Thursday, June 5, 2008

last day of week-
trying to get desk cleaned off
and emails answered

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Middle of the week

mid week shift-
joy and rapture unforeseen
what else could go wrong?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Two Days In

second day of the week-
feet already hurting
scheduling a nap

Monday, June 2, 2008

Not Stressing

first shift of the week-
refusing to be stressed out
over same old snags

Friday, May 30, 2008


after wretched week
given end of week present-
no weekend shift

Thursday, May 29, 2008

shift from hell day 3-
robbing Peter to pay Paul
overstuffng floor

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

You go boys

mid week shift-
90% - 4 packages
my guys are great

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


First shift of the week-
very slow motor repair
and no room to spare

Saturday, May 24, 2008

saturday shift-
not enjoing the garden
or the dippy cat

Friday, May 23, 2008

running all shift long
trying to make sense of things
that defy logic

Thursday, May 22, 2008


after three hard days
a not too sucky shift
cleaninig the office

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hump Day-
the Teaberry Line Shuffle
one more time

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Deja vu-
running the first half of shift
paperwork on back half

Monday, May 19, 2008

Yeah Buddy...

that kind of day-
walk into the battlefield
to tame the chaos

Saturday, May 17, 2008

weekend shift
plant is rolling along
and I plan for future

Friday, May 16, 2008

Looking to Weekend

Friday near midnight-
one more shift to complete
until there is rest

Thursday, May 15, 2008

One more time

day three-
moving my shift starting time
the house gets cleaner

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Day Two

gotta love it-
day two coming into work
with next day shift change

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


First day of new shift
being told I will move shift
starting tomorrow

Thursday, May 8, 2008

hump day plus one
desk full of paperwork
and meeting notes

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


all day long
stepping between employees
breaking up fueds

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

safety audit today-
ahead of the inspector
doing the paperwork

Monday, May 5, 2008

start up shift from hell
no folks, late trucks, crybabies
joy and rapture....

Saturday, May 3, 2008

We Like Work

Saturday Shift-
clean my desk inside and out
between paperwork

Friday, May 2, 2008

....And Being Named

end of long week
my butt handed to me
and I'm to make nice

Thursday, May 1, 2008

... And Takin' Names

lines are screaming
plant manager asking me
do I "want" maintenance?

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hump Day

line process audit
retirement luncheon
will I get quota?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Workin' It

two hard days of work-
corprate guys wondering
why they're at my plant

Friday, April 25, 2008


end of bloody week
present from the boss
"work half a shift"

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fom Heck Part 2

day 2 of madness
50K cases and new system
can we say tired?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

From Heck....

Hump day-
gremlins glitching all the lines
install tanking

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It's okay today....

50K cases
its okay to be tired
right about now

Monday, April 21, 2008

Gotta Love It...

startup shift from hell
four lines with broken machines
and payroll is due

Friday, April 18, 2008

They do see me

Nice surprise-
after the week from hell
boss buys lunch

Thursday, April 17, 2008

And so on....

big push day four -
beginning to move forward
in efficiencis

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hump Day

fun fun hump day-
everywhere at the same time
with Mr. Man badge

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


day two of fun week
3.5 meetings in one day
and two new flavors

Monday, April 14, 2008

And we are off.....

rough Monday startup-
trying to control the line
with three less people

Friday, April 11, 2008

I want my mommy....

brutal end of week
having everything go wrong
and more new duties

Thursday, April 10, 2008

doctor visit today
still answering for the whole shift
at recap meeting

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


boss very stern-
big bosses on his back
and it rolls downhill

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Okaay Dokay...

running the floor all day
sorting two weeks of paperwork
joy and rapture...

Monday, April 7, 2008

Lordy, Lordy

Startup from Hell
fighting to get the lines up
before the meeting

Friday, April 4, 2008

Ha Le Lu Ya....

end of a hard week
looking forward to new book
and a pot of tea

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Atta Girl

Monthy meeting-
boss tells me how good I am
and a big thank you

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

That kind of day

Supposed light day-
line running five hours late
and extra stuff list

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Getting It Done..

after bad startup-
running like a banshee
and the line comes back

Monday, March 31, 2008

Keep on Keepin' On

Monday morning fun-
broken motor and call outs
Joy and rapture....

Friday, March 28, 2008

And then...

end of brutal week
looking forward to some rest
and no late phone calls

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Doin It...

Fun day at work-
OSHA and QA audits
yes- the floor looks good

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Looking Forward

Hump Day at the plant-
seeing that the lines run well
to have off a day

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


early 911 call
mechanic with way deep bruise
but bone is intact

Monday, March 24, 2008

Lah..De Dah

Monday morning startup-
running the floor all shift
reporting it all

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Weekend shift

Weekend shift-
fixing three shifts of reports
and cleaning office

Friday, March 21, 2008

Lord, Lord, Lord

fecacta shift
Having to get my praise on
to finish the day

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mid Week

Hump Day-
first hour was shift from hell
then a conference call

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Between Time

Between jobs
helping the new team leader
get into the groove

Monday, March 17, 2008

Murphy's Law

back after three days
not amazed at what goes wrong
in such a short span

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Counting Down

murphy's law in force
limping toward three days off
40 minutes left

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hanging In there

Hump Day-
working hard for the money
being the man

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

And So It Begins....

in flux at work
straining toward the new duties
while doing old ones

Monday, March 10, 2008

Help Me Jesus

The shift from Hell-
singed from firefighting
and warehouse is full

Friday, March 7, 2008


End of week at last
cleaning desk extra hard
to get it all out

Thursday, March 6, 2008

What a Day....

an eventful day-
people reaping what they sowed
in spades

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Eye of the Storm

quiet morning-
catching up on paperwork
new system still stalled

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

In the desert...

Day 2 of cap ex work
water system not working right
glad I'm not the man

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Weekend Work

Weekend work-
project startup full of snags
ah..... Murphy's Law

Friday, February 29, 2008


End of brutal week
cleaning papers off my desk
as therapy

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Times are A Changin'

fellow super out-
asking will transfer will come
after cap ex work

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Twighlight Zone

Day Two in Limbo
project conference call
and running the shop

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Standing in the gap

between two jobs-
waiting for a shoe to drop
in either camp

Monday, February 25, 2008

flip flop

starting out the week
on standby to cover shifts
and starting new job

Friday, February 22, 2008

And then came rest

after a brutal week
white castle's and great movie

Thursday, February 21, 2008


day from heck part 4
White Castle cheeeseburger dreams
bolster the spirit

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Money Day

yearly reviews in
uproar about small raises
next week will be fun

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bait and Switch

Tuesday morning
masquerading as Monday
we will survive

Monday, February 18, 2008


holiday monday-
hauling and schleping rework
and funky payroll

Friday, February 15, 2008


end of long hard week
desk cleaning sharp counterpoint
to guelling shifts

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love Day

Love Day in the plant-
health fair and machine breakdowns
all in a shift's work

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Fun, Fun, Fun

off the shift one day
dodging questions on entry
can't wait to see my desk

Monday, February 11, 2008


coming into work
getting clipped by a forktruck
how I hate Mondays

Friday, February 8, 2008


end of long hard week-
looking forward to quiet day off
and a great dinner

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Rumor Mill

folks on floor today
ask about manager moves
that aren't in place

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hump Day

middle of the week
tired from work and home
planning a fun day

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Hat Trick

Shift from Hell Part 3
getting the line back in shape
before relief shows up

Monday, February 4, 2008

Fecacta, Part 2....

Startup from hell-
1.5 of 4 lines down
fun morning meeting

Friday, February 1, 2008

From heck I tell you....

startup this morning-
water system not working-
can we say fectacta?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Early Out

Gift from work partner-
my end of week solo for
early out today

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

That kind of shift

hump day-
keeping the lines going
with tons of sweat

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Delightful Surprise

delightful surprise-
getting a teamwork award
from another boss

Monday, January 28, 2008


the startup from hell-
drown my sorrows in Diet Pepsi
at 7AM

Friday, January 25, 2008

Rest Killer

Just got told-
Doing a short swing
at end of the week

Thursday, January 24, 2008

moving toward weekend-
seeing the top of my desk
and empty in bin

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Things are Looking Up

First for me
in on technical meeting
taking lots of notes

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Tuesday startup-
running the floor for hours
thinking its Monday

Friday, January 18, 2008

end of long week-
lots of bare space on the desk
paperwork done

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Long Weekend's Eve

eve of long weekend-
starting to clear off the desk
to create work calm

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

week three on days-
nagging cough finally gone
almost feel rested

Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday Morning

Day 14 of cold-
finally able to sleep
drooping home

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Hump Day

Hump Day
scrambling for 2 PM
striving for Friday

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Week 2 on days-
getting to bed way early
lots of chores at night

Monday, January 7, 2008

Monday, Monday.....
juggling personnel
explaining downtime

Friday, January 4, 2008

singing to myself
after brutal shift from hell-
"I'm still standin'....."

Thursday, January 3, 2008

managers' meeting
two department heads asking
for my services

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

first workday of year
river full of frozen weeds
behind the parking lot