What?? Now way, of course I stayed in woodworking! It's for the top architectural millworking firm of the area :)
He's going to rotate me on the shop floor to see where my best fit is. Will even get the inhouse millwright to teach me about machinery repair that I'm so interested in. Aaaaaand---will reimburse me for relevant courses if I get 80% or over!
Yeah, there's no way I'd leave woodworking. I bypass a fun evening at the pub to sit here and pick at your brains lol.
Pat, when you told me not to be afraid of large firms and millwork, and that money was in things like medical, you sure weren't kidding.
So first day was the best first day I've ever had anywhere. Thorough, informative, friendly, interesting, you name it.
Their projects this week are a museum, a university, a temple of worship, and cnc cuts for a major cabinetry parts supplier.
I got to see amazing shapes coming out of their 5 axis cnc, get explained and taught how employees punch in and clock all hours, spent per project, per batch number, per dept, per task, that sinks to their billing/payroll system.
Was told that well planned unpaid time off is excepted and encouraged, and was given a thorough document on their benefits plan.
Orientation was 3 hours--not from frivolous chatting, but jam packed with functional info.
Nobody was creepy, nobody smashed anything in rage, and nobody spent the day offleashing nasty farts on repeat. Everyone looked very busy, no one looked angry, breaks were jovial.
The paperwork for jobs... oh man. You could take 10 minutes, get a good grasp of what the project would look like, what it would take, how many hours per dept/machine, who was in charge of what, how much waste per sheet good, total cut lists... everything was there. Navigatable, and easily readable. Full freaking picture right there in your hands, available to anyone.
find out who you are supposed to report to and communicate with regarding your job
introduce yourself as you may think everyone knows you and what you do, but they don't
find out what they need and want. Don't make the mistake of just doing what you are told, but actually FIND OUT what is needed and wanted. This may be in what time frame, it may be avoiding what is their pet peeve, it may be in what sequence, it may be what that the company policy is different than what you are being told.
then get to it and get done what they need and want.
Thanks Pat--on it. Not about to skim over your advice again anytime soon. Not that it didn't stick in the long run--but I'm done wasting time and now feel like I want to focus and pay attention more then ever.
(PS no flippancy or supercilliousness to report today ;) )
Holy crap... not sure how much I can share about how awesome the new place is without attracting annoyance... but oh well.
Figured out that in all the super different industries I have ever been in, there is one common thing that has made me quit my jobs-- being held back from consuming my ridiculous amounts of energy for productions sake, for no apparent good reason.
I have not once this week heard anything along the lines of "slow down, wait, we can't do that, we have to run it by so-and-so."
The paper work and delegation of tasks is so clear that nothing I ever do is that questionable, and on top of that, nobody stops me. When I say "I want to accomplish x, this way, for reason y", they respond "what do you need?"
I've been rolling full steam and so happy to do it. Now I wonder why anyone in the past ever stopped this in the first place-- 6 hours ahead on an "impossible deadline"-- 4 days in.
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