Wednesday, December 15, 2010

after long weeked-
catchup over coffee
plodding through emails

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

hump day
gossip swirling on the floor
damage control kicks in

chatting with boss
asking if a crystal ball
is in their office

Monday, December 6, 2010

weekend calls
redirecting work list
and manning shuffles

Friday, December 3, 2010

early call-
"machine still crapping out"

afternoon must-do
cleaning off the desk before
planing for next week

Thursday, December 2, 2010

after 5- W drill-
"I need parts and a tech now"
to OEM help line

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

hump day
only 13 hours in plant
to get two jobs finished

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

back from family
catching up from a half missed day
and lots of phone calls

qualifying test-
being everywhere
counting everything

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey day eve-
rushing to finish next week's work
so I can rest a sec

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

morning song
the mechanical humming
of well oiled machines

short week hump day
everything done for this week
on to next week's stuff

Monday, November 22, 2010

looking at short week
Monday's order of to-do's
schedule next week's work

Friday, November 19, 2010

day two-
cleaning out desk draws
PDF'ing stuff

machines humming
enjoying being proactive
for a hot minute

Thursday, November 18, 2010

busy day - round 1-
cleaning all unwanted paper
out of my desk

chating with my folks
setting up the weekend work
very frugally

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

long night
10 hours to get the line up
enjoying the hum

changes in the wind
bracing and praying
to stay standing

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

morning break
guests from other plant in
showing world class room

afternoon task
ho-ho-hoing for the guys
researching snow removal

Monday, November 15, 2010

back from vaca-
pile of papers on my desk
starting the dig out

Friday, November 5, 2010

vacation later
trying to concentrate
on work

Thursday, November 4, 2010

vaca eve-
start of two weeks of paperwork
new tooling meeting

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

pre-vaction work
month worth of safety training
project wrap punch list

chatting with the guys
"play nice while I'm not here next week"
my phone will be on

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

all day long
asking the machines
to please work

midday break
4" steamline valve broken dah

Monday, November 1, 2010

6.5 hours walking
behind insurance guy

when I get a sec
manager paperwork
I know zip about

Friday, October 29, 2010

end of WFH
three more red letter emails dah

midday break
fire drill and goodbye to boss

Thursday, October 28, 2010

advocating day-
being the shield for my worker
things not taught in boss school

chat with new boss
goodbye to old boss dah

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

mahuf meetings
spinnig bad news to the folks
who pick up shovels

today's project-
lining up snow removal
and AC roof work

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

issue filled day
being the windshield for the guys
and a bug for the boss

big mahuf coming
and he's bringin the plan, man
and fielding questions

Monday, October 25, 2010

start of new week
quiet panic on the floor
machines humming

email tag
looking for info I don't have
but should

Friday, October 22, 2010

mahuf meeting-
getting info second hand
joy and rapture.....

budget work day two
very close to the rifght stuff

Thursday, October 21, 2010

budget work day
trying to pull good numbers
from morass of old bills

afternoon delight
computer bag came in
it is beauteous

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

chatting with boss
finding out the real reason
for the new job

insurance audit
four hours of paperwork
and two fo walking

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

evening chores
blasting out floor space
as I do laundry
big mahuf leaving
wondering who will be
the next one

Monday, October 18, 2010

new week
man back in from surgery
catching up on changes

afternoon delight
old boss's nastygrams
now in my inbox

Friday, October 15, 2010

being able
to be the shield

schedule bump
pulling a shift of workers
out of my hat

Thursday, October 14, 2010

documentation day
scurring for audit forms
never needed before

morning meeting
career development path
and action planning

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

off-site meeting
slowing my breathing
to remain calm

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

floormate back
almost time to do my work
in the first eight hours

MU picnic /feel good meeting dah

Monday, October 11, 2010

cleaned office desk
breathing a little easier
walking throug the door

after Five Monday week
coming to do payroll
right eye twicthes

Friday, October 1, 2010

noontime call-
workmate's paernt passed away
offering futile words

Thursday, September 30, 2010

setup day
budgets, overtime, traaining
permits and projects

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

hump day-
budget work from here til year's end
joy and rapture

midday chat-
overhauls, overtime
the need to worship

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

on promotion news

chat with boss
budget forecast till year's end
am I not worthy?

Monday, September 27, 2010

after long weekend-
needing one more day
to get up to speed

Thursday, September 23, 2010

project day 11-
status meeting with contractors
wrap up punch list

company picnic
chatting with the bosses
and the fork lift drivers

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

day 10 of project-
install blips, rethink placements
joy and rapture.....

problem child fussing
time to place a call to sis
for pre-k wisdom

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

project clean up
explaining to the contractors
what color to paint

trash talk in the shop
listening for the right moment
to say somehting

Monday, September 20, 2010

target day here
only 30 minutes late
new machinery hums

confab with boss-
during auit prep list
presenting my case

Friday, September 17, 2010

projects everywhere
new machinery in place
weekend of tie ins

interview today
in one hundred words or less
why I want the job

Thursday, September 16, 2010

early meetings
followed by project updates
I earned my "S" today

to do list this week-
planning for guys' Christmas
and boiler work

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

projects chug along
setting up for the endgame
and Monday startup

hissy fit today
one more example
of running kinder care

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

two new projects
shifting into party mode
to keep it all clear

chat with warehouse guys
no more jobs outside my queue
the line in the sand

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday, Monday
multiple projects in the plant
clipboard heaven

Friday, September 10, 2010

long week's end
very little intel from boss
for this segue

Thursday, September 9, 2010

manager shuffle
waiting for the fall out
and the new org chart

chatting with folks
enjoying not being
water cooler talk

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

mid week fun-
audit prep, boss' to dos
joy and rapture...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

boss' last week
starting the info download
for the next month doings

desk cleaning still
another layer of papers
peeled away

Friday, September 3, 2010

shop overhaul
end stages done
and it is beauteous

weekend eve-
clearing desk and table tops
interim job prep

Thursday, September 2, 2010

short a tech
praying the machines run well
all morning long

this afternoon
boss' name plate gone
a smile fills my face

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

boss starts detaching
everyone asking me
when do I move upstarirs?

hump day
what I did list
1.5 pages long

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

morning news-
boss is moving on
let's see what happens

recoup day
eight days of paperwork
done in three hours

Thursday, August 26, 2010

fourth Monday this week
thinking aloud
it's past White Castle

struggle this morning
to get lines back on schedule
QC blips in....

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

third Monday this week-
raws issues for the lines
schedule shuffling

chatting with techs
"White Castle kind of day"
short explanation

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

second Monday this week
Murphy's Law
still in full effect

Monday, August 23, 2010

fourth watch-
chatting with myself
to get out of bed

Monday, Monday
Murphy's Law in full effect
joy and rapture

Friday, August 20, 2010

weekend's task-
final beautifications
and my old job

Thursday, August 19, 2010

weekend prep-
lining up techs and supplies
to get the job done

MRC redo
final visualizations
and work lay out begun

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

expert in day two
conducting experiments
to resolve issue

weekend plans-
tech offers for Sat. Days

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

machine experts in
chatting about the settup
and I do have brains

office purging
half a bin of paper
out of the desk

Monday, August 16, 2010

boss back this morning
problem still remains
calling the experts

needed parts
lost in the transit vortex dah

Friday, August 13, 2010

SFH day 4-
line down for 5 more hours
for next phase of fix

end of week
running on fumes
wontons looking good

Thursday, August 12, 2010

mahuf meeting done-
seeing that perceptions not changed
my shoulders sag

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

late night calls from plant
working through machine issues
brain flashes Mr. Spock

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mahuf visit minus two
housekeeping in high gear
paperwork confab

Monday, August 9, 2010

first day of no boss-
my superman logo
flashing in the plant

Friday, August 6, 2010

end of week-
finally chatting with boss
about next week

Thursday, August 5, 2010

boss vaca prep day two
midyear appraisals
next week todo list

new tech day four-
big dent in old tech jobs
system log ins

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

early morning chat
new tech too sick to work
shuffling week's todos

boss' vaca prep
QBP, CapExes, OT
joy and rapture...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

morning setup
three folks worth of work dah

desk paper purge
starting to breathe easier
as I see the desk top

Monday, August 2, 2010

after the transformer PM
secondary systems verklempt
walking around dazed

new hire's first day
paperwork and equipage
fun, fun, fun....

Friday, July 30, 2010

week back from vaca
six things off the to-do list
cleared voicemail box

Thursday, July 29, 2010

later start today
problem solving
just inside the door

systemic issue
rears its head during debrief
lah.... de dah

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

hump day
setting up for new hire
lots of phone work

phone call backlog
trying to multitask
with paperwork

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

second day back
5 AM night shift confab
and vaca recap

New Hire OJT
sore throat from all day chatting
this one's a keeper

Monday, July 26, 2010

after vaca
chatting with everyone
piles of paperwork

Thursday, July 15, 2010

vaca eve-
phone calls taken, emails sent
paperwork prep done

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

mahuf visit
pins and needels everywhere
we just need to run

vacation prep start
set up payroll and pms
to run for two weeks

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

SFH Day 2
eve of ginormous visit me Jesus

afternoon task
beautification project
see end of the tunnel

Monday, July 12, 2010

after a great weekend-
Murphy's law in full effect
gremlins everywhere

Friday, July 9, 2010

5 AM shift start-
telling myself " we like work"
as I grab the car keys

friend's last day
seeing he has a great party
and making his gift

Thursday, July 8, 2010

paper pushing day
half of my desk visible
at end of the shift

walking through the plant
everyone is calling my name
joy and rapture....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

hump day-
culling week's worth of papers
recap meeting from hell

setting up next week
vaca relief, boss backfill
lovin' my job

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

post long weekend
paper mountain on the desk
email backlog to clear

end of the day
sukcing up a last bit of air
before hitting the heat

Thursday, July 1, 2010

long weekend's eve-
staying late to set up next week

news from the front-
only do 1.5 jobs
all next week

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

friend's last day
wishing him fun
in retirement

chatting with bosses
seeing if doing two jobs
is another week

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

friend retires tomorrow
getting in last chats
culling for info

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday line startup
Murphy's law in full effect
....still.. gettin' it done

Friday, June 25, 2010

end of a two hatted week-
finding out -
one more week to go

weekend's eve-
taming the paper madness
covering my desk

Thursday, June 24, 2010

paperwork day
seeing most of my desk
at the end of the shift

shield kind of day
quenching the fiery darts
on two fronts

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

late start on hump day
sauntering into the plant
with a spring in my step

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

still working two jobs
getting my second wind
with great time management

break room redo
last weave of stuff in today
it will be beauteous

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday, Monday
only doing two jobs
for half the day

Friday, June 18, 2010

chat with boss
day person out another week
my team player smile...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

middle of this week
planning for next week
plant humming along

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

craziness all around
not a boss in sight

at the end of the day
we made much money

Monday, June 14, 2010

working old job today
telling my feet and back
I really love them

shield kind of day
setting up two shift to run
and making money....

Friday, June 11, 2010

week's end-
cleaning the desk
a littel bit more

work phone dead-
enjoying not hearing my name
for a hot minute

Thursday, June 10, 2010

beautification project-
box lost somewhere in the plant
Plan B gets in gear

weekend work to-do's
new lug belt for tray packer
and two pains in my parts

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

hump day
beautification, weekend work
hour long sales pitch

graphics work-
building signage that is cool
and the boss will like

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

boss is back
downloading the last four days
and plans for this week

Beakroom Redo -
walk work almost done
beautification left

Monday, June 7, 2010

start of new week-
telling the machinery
"please run like the wind..."

mounting paperwork
trying to find my desktop
under the todos

Friday, June 4, 2010

shift from hell-
not if our lives were on the line
run could we

shouting match-
simple "I can't" would have quenched
ensuing firestorm

Thursday, June 3, 2010

mechanics breakroom
phase two of the big redo
full steam ahead

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

chat with boss-
he's out for long weekend
joy and rapture

Non -PC comment
explaining inclusion
to long term employee

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

after the weekend
hard way to get back on track
lots of decisions

Friday, May 28, 2010

long weekend's eve-
everyone wants something
as well as my time

temp help
contracted for one more week
and the list grows

Thursday, May 27, 2010

boss out today
more stuff on my plate
and it's getting done

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

hump day
promise of a free weekend
dangling before me

chatting with the boss
incorporating his ideas
into my plan

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

back from long weekend-
besieged as I walked in
joy and rapture

Friday, May 21, 2010

long weekend eve-
putting my thing down
so I can get gone

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

fun afternoon
Delores wants her stuff NOW
bye bye early out

between meetings
two online modules finished
and one less paper layer

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

boss away today
being the shield for my folks
joy and rapture

working on my desk
seeing a glipse of hardwood
and a project close

Monday, May 17, 2010

rainy Monday.....
fighting to find energy
to put my shoes on

morning conclave
boss' mom not doing well
being a shoulder

Friday, May 14, 2010

meeting with boss
seeing all I've done so far
to get his chair

Thursday, May 13, 2010

reams of paperwork
slogging through meetings
I want my Mommy

windshield kind of day
getting tech in overnight
one issue down

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

long work day
catching up on paperwork
and small steps forward

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

at shift change
Murphy's Law in full effect
.......reeling it in

morning meeting
not saying anything
dropping my eyes

Monday, May 10, 2010

after long weekend
enjoying controlled chaos
called Monday Morning

Thursday, May 6, 2010

long weekend eve-
two all day taks to do
"time to get-r-done...."

staff meeting
trying to think of the plant
in ten years from now

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

crawling out of bed....
"we Like Work"

murphy's law in full effect-
still kicked butt

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

after the fact...
quiet permeates the floor
machines humming

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday, Monday...
waves of heat in the plant
no love in the shop

Saturday, May 1, 2010

weekend work
desk and cabinets revealed
two pet projects done

midday break
remembering why
I got BSEE

Friday, April 30, 2010

audit over-
the waiting game begins
to hear the score

wishing it different-
one more day in this week
joy and rapture...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

audit day three-
all quiet on the safety front
the machines humming

two days of desk work
single layer left to sort
yeah buddy.....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

audit day two
boss deals with the paperwork
I run the floor

paperwork day
seeing more of my desk
befor I punch out

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

audit day one
last minute road trip for parts
new things on the list

desk filled with papers
taking the extra hour
to start to catch up

Monday, April 26, 2010

audit's eve-
scrambling for paperwork
joy and rapture......

midday parts run
cars zip through the sheeting rain
holding my breath

Friday, April 23, 2010

fourth watch phone call-
"it's verra close to dead, Jim"
fun, fun, fun....

audit in four days
brand new building's worth
of repairs to do

Thursday, April 22, 2010

5 days till audit
new safety emails
I love my job

fun chore today-
ordering safety shoes
that won't hurt my feet

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

full day of goood runs
collective sigh in the plant
on the management floor

this week's fun project
cutting huge job into parts
so it gets done

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

fun kind of shift
one week till the next audit
last push is on

Monday, April 19, 2010

Murphy's lawin full force
breakdown to begin the week
joy and rapture...

safety audit in two weeks
mailbox full of pictures dah...

Friday, April 16, 2010

another dead door
raising awareness for
warehouse bucket

start of frenzy-
audit in thirteen days
let the games begin.....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Safety audit coming-
list finally shrinking
forms to the forefront

sukoshi tzusu
functional office appearing
from the production chaos

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

hump day
progress on to-do list
new development work

sit down with boss
chatting about upcoming
parent care

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

late night call-
tyring to remember fix
from six months ago

paperwork day
safety audit in two weeks
to do list grows

Monday, April 12, 2010

good time management-
afternoon of gardeneing
after 8 hour shift

Friday, April 9, 2010

end of the week
giving up on the dream
of a clean desk

Thursday, April 8, 2010

paperwork day....
finiding out that
spreadsheets rule the world

once again
safety camera on the loose
joy and rapture

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

shift from hell - day three
making headway toward efficiency
with aching feet

pump kind of day....
it's dead, Jim, but....
it needs to work

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

day two- HNIC
safety testing, paperwork,
parts pick up run

Monday, April 5, 2010

after the madness-
dragging myself
back toward center

Friday, March 5, 2010

daily meeting
refining work process
for next round of sucess

end of hard week
visualizing the office
to enjoy a moment

Thursday, March 4, 2010

9 hour meeting
checking on line during
30 minutes break

late in the day
dog and pony show over
resting so I can leave

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

TEP workshop
mahuf does not like word flow
back to square one

record run for shift
folks stoked to be roaring back
from bad start of week

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

CapEx editing-
remebering why
I hate Excel

TEP Prep session
linking two streams of actions
synergy and chaos

Monday, March 1, 2010

on hand on deck
presesntation later this week
"is it the right word?''

process not in place
four hours to bring up line
and thne stuff breaks

Friday, February 26, 2010

breakthorugh day-
CapEx and TEP done
they look beautious

windshield day for my boss
four fielded calls before lunch
along with paperwork

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

hump day
early appointment
phone work all day

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TEP work day
putting eight weeks of repairs
into nine lines

chat with boss
next week's Mahuf meeting
I get to present

Monday, February 22, 2010

into the office
emails from safety director
fun, fun, fun....
end of week
late training... "waa,waa,waaa"
but I made it

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Recap meeting
three hours of typing
ten minutes to present

visualiztion chat
putting process on the wall
for big mahuf

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

hump day-
kicking butt and takin' names
long recap email

warehouse super call-
"It's broke again"
speed dial #3

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

clogged warehouse day two
coming up with a good plan
to make space and run

paperwork day
chopping computer back log
new space on the desk

Monday, February 15, 2010

after the weekend-
full schedule
and no floor space

mid morning-
chatting with myself
to stay awake

Saturday, February 13, 2010

early Saturday-
off to work make up shift
for three snow days

chatting with third shift
it was a very slow night
and he'll take it

Friday, February 12, 2010

two day week-
planning weekend coverage
attacking the back log

Friday, February 5, 2010

end of rough week-
setting up work for three days
shuffling appointments

Thursday, February 4, 2010

that kind of day-
meetings, reports and sprinkler work
windshield kind of day

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

hump day
planning for weekend Nor'easter
and buying new compressors

start of audit prep
seventy two emails
on my punch list
errand day-
picking up stuff for the plant
and chatting up newbie

late night computer work
making space on the desktop
for tomorrow's doings

Monday, February 1, 2010

after the snow
mounds of dirty salt
perch over the river

Friday, January 29, 2010

not quite end of week-
planning final space layout
clearing off two desks

Morning fun-
party mode and service techs
both side of my head hurt

Thursday, January 28, 2010

new office day two-
seeing the counter tops
organized full drawers

good paperwork day
only three small stacks left
and half-full inbox

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

new office day two
discussing squatters' rights
with old tenants

day filled with meeting
snatching time to do paperwork
and my own planning

Monday, January 25, 2010

startup from hell-
wishing that time would rewind
to get it right this time....

new thing from boss-
first cap ex propsal
with cost avoidance

Friday, January 22, 2010

weekend's eve-
readying for office move
nesting my new space

weekly meeting
audit download for line folks
not many blank stares

Thursday, January 21, 2010

plodding along
meetings, to dos and more meetings
joy and rapture...

the day's good deed-
drink order for staff break room
and everyone's covered

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

hump day-
insurance audit, work orders
and mahuf cleanup

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

first day back
after maintenance weekend
dog tired but runnign well

Friday, January 15, 2010

audit wrap meeting
sifiting through tons of data
and starting the plan man

Thursday, January 14, 2010

audit day two
everyone wants to bail out
till lunch arrives

end of a long two days

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

audit day one
4:30 AM start time
small scale catering

during audit
other plant work gets done
on built in breaks

end of shift
print next day's data sheets
to come in late

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

audit eve-
personnel Teaberry Shuffle
to help schedule

datasheet work
hating little boxes
that won't format

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Madness-
the line blowuptuates
after a great week

Project encroaching-
last of the paperwork done
let the fun begin

Friday, January 8, 2010

end of the week
cleaning project area
of the desk

Thursday, January 7, 2010

office move prep-
getting everyone's stuff out
to buff the floors

paperwork stint
catching up on two weeks' work
and planning next month

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

IT morning
my workstation now acts
like others in the plant

mahuf meeting
six hours of paperwork
reviwed in ten minutes

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

early in the shift
problem child has bad moment
fine in ten minutes

Monday, January 4, 2010

after long weekend
semi cleaned desk greets me
in the new year