The week can best be described so far as a mix of good and bad. I began the week in my old shop, and it is a lame reflection of how things used to be. The new regime is not like the old, and it is for the worse. I was approached by an individual, and he hit me with this, "It's nice to know that someone in your shop and on this shift will know what they're doing." Sayings like this just make you think back to when you and your counterparts were a well oiled machine. Looking at your defunct replacements just makes you sad, and makes you wonder what the hell happened?
Well, I'll tell you what happened. Turnover happened. My generation was replaced by people who take our business as a joke. It's a joke to them because they were told "how easy it is", and these new people now won't take the work seriously. Thus, creating fuck-ups that will soon be catastrophic like they've been at our sister units, but ladies and gentlemen school was in session on Monday. This guy laid it down old school. I went out and did my job (which can't be said of the gaggle of tards that I now have the pleasure of working with), and when I was done I felt accomplished. I found many things that by being on the outside I was not able to sometimes see.
I will leave my mark, and as those before me have said, "Just make things better than when you found them." That is my goal. That I am able to turn some trending issues around before my short period of time is up in my shop. It'll never be like it was, and it is sad. It is sad to watch the decline of it all. Especially when your shop was a trendsetter. Your shop was the shop that others wanted to be like. When you have friends from other jobs letting you know that your shop is a sad state of affairs you tend to take it to heart, or at least I do.
I rolled into work, and it was an easy morning. Took care of a few things in order to ease next week. Then in the afternoon I was told of my new bosses expectations, and I in turn gave him mine. I asked him to hold me accountable for my actions. I'm not the type to pawn off blame when it was clearly my fault. That can be the problem with many people in my field of expertise, and it is just upsetting. No one wants to take responsibility at all.
Anywho, where were we? Expectations. It was a nice session, and it was filled with venting by both parties. Yet in the end we both spoke about things in order to help people along. I discussed some issues that I felt were muy importante, and he did the same. It was a good productive afternoon.
Reflecting on things that I've put to this medium. I honestly feel that some things will turn around, and begin moving in a positive direction. The sooner the better, because otherwise these "replacements" will be slapped in the face with a brutal reality that they just never were able to see coming.