Thursday, December 31, 2009

last day of year
scrambling to finish work
and clean off the desk

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

under the weather-
white castles and hot tea
get me through the shift

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

first day after vaca
tons of catch up paperwork
filling in the gaps

Friday, December 18, 2009

hours till vaca
to do list grows exonentally
as leave time draws near

Thursday, December 17, 2009

vaca eve
8 hours worth of meeting
3 hours on the floor

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

vaca in two days
buttoning up all the loose ends
and my daily stuff

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

fun fun day.....
two fire alarms before noon
and afternoon meeting

Monday, December 14, 2009

new equipment in
dialing it in while running
we're hving fun now....

Friday, December 11, 2009

weekend plans
equipment isntallation
and paperwork

Thursday, December 10, 2009

chatting with boss
explaining my paper rhythm
along with root causes

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

second day of meeting
ducking out for contractors
someone has to work

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

To Diver City-
learning inclusivity
in a three hour tour

Afternoon meeting-
service techs waiting for me
while the gab goes on

Monday, December 7, 2009

after long weekend-
huge paper stacks on the desk
many, many emails

Thursday, December 3, 2009

hot minute shift-
ordering supplies, paying bills
and credit card receipts

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

end of shift
103% run
hi-fives all around

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

day two of no sleep
driving slowly
on empty street

Monday, November 30, 2009

after long weekend
close to startup from hell
joy and rapture unforeseen......

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

long weekend's eve-
covering meetings for the boss
massive paperwork

Monday, November 23, 2009

long shift
wanting to curl up on coach
with tea and a book

Friday, November 20, 2009

end of full week-
getting a slew of new stuff
for a honkin' project

Thursday, November 19, 2009

buzz in the plant
common enemy in sight
going for their volume

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

day two after talk
there was great rejoicing
record run for line

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

day after chat
given a meeting to run
and more rep time

Monday, November 16, 2009

morning chat
smart goals for this week
til year's end

Friday, November 13, 2009

meeting kind of day-
setting up for next year
stretching our monies

Thursday, November 12, 2009

chatting with boss
coming up with plan
to reclaim my office

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

hump day
four hours of paperwork
and two sales calls

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

after the weekend
hitting the alarm twice more
and still grumbling

Friday, November 6, 2009

long weekend's eve-
the conspiracy against
my leaving early

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rah Rah day
finidng out from Mahufs
Great Granda was right

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Doing kind of day
long hours yeilding
slightly less chaos

Monday, November 2, 2009

first day of new ways
chatting up positives
whistling while I work

Friday, October 30, 2009

last day at full bore
lines go out with a huge bang
shaking my head....

Thursday, October 29, 2009

mid morning -
picking up extra meeting
leaving mushroom land

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

two new to-do lists
delegating very well
like a good team player

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

day after bombshell-
spirits starting to rise
to realignment

Monday, October 26, 2009

big announcement
rumor mill running rampant
joy and rapture unforeseen.....

Friday, October 23, 2009

audit over
looking toward next inspection

Thursday, October 22, 2009

audit day three-
whispering among ourselves
"what number is it?"

rough morning
running between two big jobs
joy and rapture....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

early run
new forms taking shape in my head
donuts for the techs

audit day two
piles of paperwork to do
and more to come

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

audit day one-
keeping two steps ahead
of the white knight

Monday, October 19, 2009

audit eve-
all the busy beavers
trying to clean up

Friday, October 16, 2009

audit minus 4
wrangling down final list
for the last push

Thursday, October 15, 2009

fun kinda day
bad news and audit prep lists
joy and rapture....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

hump day
seeing glimmers of light
as machines run

midday fun
water system pressed to keep up
needs some vaca

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

hump day minus one
firefighting all day
needing to leave early

Monday, October 12, 2009

after week away-
full email and inboxes
running to catch my breath

Thursday, October 1, 2009

blowup during shift
smoothing several male egos
....I need a twinkie

midmorning task
teaching corporate engineer
new application

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

that kind of morning
walking the length of the plant
in firefighting mode

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

first day back
paper, paper everywhere
and not a space to work

Thursday, September 24, 2009

cold jumping on me
working in warm hot boiler room
jonesing for toddies

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

supposed easy day-
tech calls and boss's wish lists
and yes... I got this

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

hump day
meetings, calls and work orders
gift of snickers

chatting with techs
discussing weekend plans
and next overhaul

Monday, September 21, 2009

after long weekend
new paperwork to be done
chaos on the floor

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

end of short week
six full days of work
folded into three

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

hump day of short week
paperwork and phone conference
pulling early shift

Monday, September 14, 2009

Out of the blocks-
ripping and running the floor
to the plant up

Friday, September 11, 2009

end of week pooped-
next two days off not enough
to recoup

Thursday, September 10, 2009

transistional day
supervisor shift
on the rumor mill

afternoon task
paper level on the desk
a single level

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

the sound of a can filler

hump day
paperwork for Delores
and a Pete list

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

after long weekend
"We're Down Hard" as I come in
joy and rapture......

middle of the day
a root cause presents itself
the goodness of the Lord

Friday, September 4, 2009

all during the shift
holding my breath
against doing well

long weekend's eve
getting the final okay
for three days off

Thursday, September 3, 2009

It's a Con Spee Ra See

machines humming
Murphy's law in full effect
hour before shift's end

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

early call out-
managing by phone
before first light

morning meeting
seeing what the weekend holds
truth vs. fiction

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

paperwork day
trying to get some order
to all my piles

Monday, August 31, 2009

start of week
letting the boss know
he owes me lunch

fun morning
being the sheild
for the whole floor

Saturday, August 29, 2009

weekend shift
cleaning out the desk
between floor runs

Friday, August 28, 2009

chatting with boss
wishing the "S" on my back
was invisible

Thursday, August 27, 2009

chat with boss
trying to understand
his concept of favors

paperwork day
setting up service calls
to get stuff fixed

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

the "It's Dead, Jim" call-
a perfect start the day
..... bring it on

SFH Day 9
laughing to myself
as I walk the plant

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

help me Jesus....
as I walk through the floor

Monday, August 24, 2009

after a month
a viable solution
for ongoing problem

meeting with mahufs
political ooze pours out
as I address concerns

Thursday, August 20, 2009

SFH day 4-
tech rep comes for service
and machine can't stop

sales reps calling
wanting to sell solutions
that are not needed

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

SFH day 3-
whittling down the list
solving a problem

chatting with work friends
swapping lottery dreams

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

SFH - day 2
mahuf's list keeps growing
all through the day

sales rep visit-
wacthing the second hand
creep on the clock

Monday, August 17, 2009

boss on vacation
murphy's law in full effect
all day long

Thursday, August 13, 2009

SFH day 2-
hearing my name called
all the time, all the time

mid shift
wishing that mommy
was cooking pot roast

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

wishing the "S"
was not on my back

end of the day
telling my feet
not to cry

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

sunny mood
bouncing into plant
after great night's leep

slogging day-
full of tech visits
and machine fix plans

Monday, August 10, 2009

wicked monday
big boss stomping around
anticpation day

early start
machines not ready to work
fun, fun, fun.....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

mahuf visit-
keeping one step ahead
of his group

all day meeting tomorrow
joy and raptue unforseen

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

hump day
prep for mahuf visit
computer lessons

department head
showing new application
to ease my load

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

delaying today's project
to meet the daily target
.....mondai nai, desho

Monday, August 3, 2009

early shift
getting at least a thousand steps
before first light

chat with boss
how to cover all the lines
with thin manning

Friday, July 31, 2009

end of first week back
tension resttles in the back
paperwork almost not insane

mid shift
retirement party for tech
good time had by all

Thursday, July 30, 2009

road trip for lumber
stopping off at Staples
to Admin's stuff

retirement plans
envelop all the day's free time
-it came together

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

hump day-
glimpsing end of this week's paperwork
more retirement plans

chatting with boss-
needing lessons in the skill
of managing upward

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

paperwork day-
pizza with guys for lunch
whittling on the pile

chatting with boss-
planning retirement party
and next week's manning

Monday, July 27, 2009

first day after vaca
gossip raging on the floor
office filled with stuff

Thursday, July 16, 2009

vacation eve-
everyone needs something
only I can do

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

vaca minus two days-
working through audit stuff
boss' to do list

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

today's to do
moving papers off my desk
two things off boss list

afternoon shuffle-
two contractors and phone tag
joy and rapture...

Monday, July 13, 2009

start of week
digging out from piles of paper
and meetings....

computer lessons
tech writes his first work order
sweating bullets

Friday, July 10, 2009

computer input day
the checked pile starts overtaking
the "to do" pile

chat with boss
plans for next audit tour
filling in the gaps

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hump day Plus One-
early computer lessons
for the mechanics

midday treat
tech working on the computer

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

early training
laser coder tech and I
discussing focal length

paper pile dwindling
the lamina of my desk
slowly growing

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

coder not working
wishing recall of my optics
to get a clear date

midday walk
finding pit to scream into
much better later

Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday, Monday.....
line crashes at startup
let the fun begin

paper work mountain
slicing one more layer off
empowering two techs

Friday, July 3, 2009

holiday shift-
solving problems on the fly
chatting up plant manager

Thursday, July 2, 2009

after four hours
parts management ephihany
on to the last pile

holiday eve
getting the most bang
from triple time bucks

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

short production day
now working on the weekend
joy and rapture...

short production day
hours on the computer
paperwork on the wane

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

fun morning-
plan for upcoming audit
contractor meetings

midday run-
bearings for a reapir job
on two boss up's list

afternoon yask-
plodding through paperwork

Monday, June 29, 2009

after long weekend-
new projects on the desk
new timecard software

afternoon chores
awarding contractor bids
and parking lot work

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

short week
days filled with meetings, paperwork
and sales visits

Thursday, June 18, 2009

early morning calls
locating a service rep
when ideas run dry

long weekend's eve-
downloading to the boss
on weekend paperwork

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

pre 5 AM call-
"It's down hard- no tech support."
joy and rapture unforeseen

all shift long-
machines taking coffee breaks
white castle dreams...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

training day
techs and computer questions
my head hurts

calls from the vendors
"Here is new boss' number"
on to other stuff

Monday, June 15, 2009

early start to week
hours of paperwork
pile doesn't lessen

injured tech visit
almost his old sarcastic self

Friday, June 12, 2009

end of the week-
in early for paperwork
running errands

afternoon task-
teaching guys new program
three point lesson

Thursday, June 11, 2009

late start today
paperwork overwhelms the desk
four hours on the floor

afternoon stuff
quotes and more quotes for the boss
time for CapeEx bids

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

hump day
four hours on the floor
the paper work multiplies

afternoon chores-
ordering, contractor contacts
and shuffling duties

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

paperwork day two
piles staring to lessen
while fire fighting

midday break
chatting with old friends
who get my day

Monday, June 8, 2009

paperwork type day
the clink of the keyboard
fills the office

afternoon to-dos
telling vendors its no go
on frivolous service

Friday, June 5, 2009

end of fun week
candy for lunch
and eel dreams

soggy afternoon-
picking the boss up
amongst honking horns

Thursday, June 4, 2009

fun day-
meetings and phone calls
hurting cheeks

chat with bosses...
two atta boys and
request for help

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

hump day-
contractors, budgets and meetings
oh my

meeting with boss
philosphy and start
of the plan man

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

finiding my work phone
the goodness of the Lord
to the plant

end of period-
watching all the cost columns
with extra keen eye

Monday, June 1, 2009

start of week-
call offs and machine breakdown
joy and rapture

mid afternoon
chatting with Scottish expat
about Glasgow

Friday, May 29, 2009

pre coffe start
arrranging weekend schedule
and to do list

end of hard week-
cleaned desk and straightened in box
ready for next round

Thursday, May 28, 2009

crazy shift day two-
to do list longer by 2PM
than noon yesterday

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

that kind of day-
before I leave the building
picking out junk food

one month with new boss
daily recaps just as long
stress levels still high

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

after long weekend-
hitting the snooze button twice
before rising

late night call-
"the machine is down hard"
contractor's dream

Friday, May 22, 2009

latest news-
personnel changes, added volume
new system online

end of brutal week-
gaining sanity back
with a cleaned desk

Thursday, May 21, 2009

training day three-
system goes live
with beta issues

mid day fun-
pulling weekend coverage
out of thin air

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

training day #2-
only half the time
squelching fires

end of the day-
paying bills, ordering parts
and a funky payroll

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

training day-
lines decide to lose their minds
in and out of class

Monday, May 18, 2009

after long weekend
full desk and mailbox awaits
joy and rapture

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

long weekend's eve
planning out four days of work
trying to clear desk

Monday, May 11, 2009

start of short week
quick replies to email
beginning desk clean

new boss has questions
lots and lots and lots of them
I have the answers

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

fun filled day-
helping my boss look good
and knowledgable

plant visit eve-
seeing what must be done
for next two days

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

fun filled day
grateful that nothing happened
must for discipline

after two weeks-
hailing frequencies opened
email from new boss

Monday, May 4, 2009

fun start of week
chatting hours with new boss
shift stuff to his desk

Friday, May 1, 2009

end of week-
running for parts, paperwork
putting my thing down

coming back late
finishing two day recap
cleaning off my desk

Thursday, April 30, 2009

fecacta shift
running all day
to start lines back up

supplier calls-
the plant lost its little mind
"Can you drop ship?"

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

this morning
finding yesterday's breakfast
still in my bag

audit day 2
paperwork minutia
culling for msitakes

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

audit day
last minutes fixes
and list #19

boss' first day
making introductions
and a nickel tour

Monday, April 27, 2009

audit's eve
new stuff on list #18
and meeting new boss

mid day runs-
picking up parts for night shift
and keys for new boss

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Weekend jaunt-
one hour turns into three
List is shrinking

Friday, April 24, 2009

end of long week
List #17
recap and new stuff

project day-
tons of paperwork done
and more desk space

Thursday, April 23, 2009

new plant manager list
done by shift change

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

six days till audit
working on all of the lists
and today's repairs

middle of the day
having the fairness chat
with two grown men

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

audit in one week
List #13 today
think "swimming, swimming"

murphy's law in force
trying to catch a deep breath
beofre the next round

Monday, April 20, 2009

List #12 today
singing "swimming, swimming"
when writing things down

start to busy week
getting ready for mahuf
while paper shuffling

Friday, April 17, 2009

Today's walk
lists #10 and 11
with more to come

middy break
enjoying the sun's warmth
and people watching

Thursday, April 16, 2009

List 8 and 9
only one page of new stuff
refusuing to stress

chatting with big boss
"Prioritze and skip
the first six lists"

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

paperwork day
7 lists from safety crew
12 days to fix it

afternoon tasks
parts orders, two reps working
fixing the filler

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

morning surprise-
filled Easter pumpkin
outside my door

three new lists today
tying to finish last one
and catch my breath

Monday, April 13, 2009

fun new week startup
getting calls on the way in
for beta issues

Friday, April 10, 2009

end of brutal week
10 things off the list
and a cleaned off desk

Thursday, April 9, 2009

hump day plus one
fixing long standing ph issue
needing to muck tanks

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

hump day-
one hour before startup
the whole plant explodes

overhaul day six
chatting with the techs
and signing off

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

overhaul part two
putting machine back together
a whole day early

Monday, April 6, 2009


horrific week start
power outage 9 AM
"we like work"....

Friday, April 3, 2009

that kind of day
after running hard all shift
pounding down twinkies

Thursday, April 2, 2009

paperwork day two
three quarters of my desk cleaned
and less filled drawers

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

paperwork day
three machines solidly fixed
overhaul plan done

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

4 AM call
panicked mechanic tells me
"it's dead, Jim"

Monday, March 30, 2009

start of new week
cleaning up last weeks' problems
and bunch of new ones

Friday, March 27, 2009

almost end of week
"Just one more thing" from the boss
as I go for a break

Thursday, March 26, 2009

running kind of day
getting major stuff done
and cleaning my desk

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

big mahuf visit
doing my job quietly
for today

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

after third late night call
watching the moon and thinking
sleep is overrated

meeting type of day
sitting with corporate mahufs
making boss look good

Monday, March 23, 2009

early morining meeting
checking out what I still need
for next projects

Friday, March 20, 2009

racing to weekend-
half of desk is now unearthed
getting lots more done

Thursday, March 19, 2009

One more early day
getting lots of stuff done
before first meeting

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hump Day-
find out after coming in
full production day

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

3AM call
starting the work day early
gotta love it

Monday, March 16, 2009

early call starts my week
coming into problem solve
and work on the list

Friday, March 13, 2009

running day five-
fire marshall Bill list close
shrinking the gap list

Thursday, March 12, 2009

catch up day-
pushing papers and forms
off my desk

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

maintenance day-
three meetings, two contractors
and a late breakfast

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

running hard today
getting loads of stuff done
chipping at the pile

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday, Monday,
the to do list keeps growing
joy and rapture....

Friday, March 6, 2009

zipping through the day
trying to cross off the list
at least one thing

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

day of meetings
joy and rapture unforeseen
putting my thing down

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

every ten minutes
getting asked to do new things
loads and loads of fun

Monday, March 2, 2009

weekend plans kaput
set up for snow removal
and line coverage

start of week in office
fielding calls from vendors
finishing payroll

Friday, February 27, 2009

long staff meeting
download of audit shortfalls
and how to fix them

waiting for big boss
for directions, calrity
and the earmarks

Thursday, February 26, 2009

day two this week
getting back into my groove
laying my thing down

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

after two days out
running for the whole shift
to get up to speed

Friday, February 20, 2009

first staff meeting-
trying to whisper answers
for my new boss

Thursday, February 19, 2009

new job - second day
no sleep gotten last light
page filled with questions

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

first day of new job
head chocked full of stuff
from boss' brain dump

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

boss rocks my work world
trying hard to catch my breathe
and get a grip

Monday, February 16, 2009

hellacious week start
a mountain of paperwork
to keep boss in loop

Saturday, February 14, 2009

late call from the men-
"its' really broken"
but they are safe

early morning call-
"Houston- we have a problem"
but it is fixed quickly

Friday, February 13, 2009

that kind of a day
wonder if curse of "13"
is true after all

Thursday, February 12, 2009

today's fun-
paper shuffling, meetings,
to-do list from boss

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

hump day
boss out for rest of the week
the meetings pile up

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

today's fun chore-
5000 line database
move and tweaking it

Monday, February 9, 2009

real bad news today
"put positive spin on it"
says HR and boss

Friday, February 6, 2009

coming in early
two vendors and parts to get
joy and rapture

start of shift
all aout rah rah meeting
fighting the head nod

Thursday, February 5, 2009

friend's last day at work
getting to say goodbye
after trying for weeks

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

middle of the shift-
machine rep knocks at my door
calling up the boss

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

major clutch goes south
sent for one is wrong

Monday, February 2, 2009

start of week
project deadline looming
nerves not kicked in yet

Friday, January 30, 2009

end of week
getting leg up on next week
so I can breathe

Thursday, January 29, 2009

weekend's eve-
transcribing meeting notes
for new committee

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

safety training day
three months of missed classes
all caught up

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

weekly paperwork done
half an hour to spare
need better process

Monday, January 26, 2009

start of new week
new equipment comes on line
integration flashbacks

Saturday, January 24, 2009

weekend babysit
calculate lottery hit
and lot in life

Friday, January 23, 2009

today's meeting
all the things that need changing
that I never broke

Thursday, January 22, 2009

line meeting today
being the scribe one more time
hope not too well

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

hump day
trying very hard
to enjoy work

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

after long weekend
machinery on vaca
with schedule to run

Saturday, January 17, 2009

weekend shift-
murphy's law in full effect
wanting my Mommy

Friday, January 16, 2009

chatting with "buddy"...
the fragile male ego
needs smoothing

Thursday, January 15, 2009

day four of long week
working hard to leave on time
and get some sleep

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

fun galore today-
meetings and tech writing work
chocolate dreams

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

staring at screen
wishing that tech writer's block
would vanish right now

Monday, January 12, 2009

start of new week
arrears safety training
must come up to speed

Friday, January 9, 2009

end of week
working on self eval
and pile of papers

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

short shift-
spring cleaning the desk
after walking the floor

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

chat with boss
scrutinizing the window
as it progresses

Monday, January 5, 2009

start of new week
on less pile on my desk
to sort through

Saturday, January 3, 2009

weekend shift-
doing old job to help friend
and the karma bank

Friday, January 2, 2009

weekend's eve-
sailing paperwork river
unearthing the desk