Tomorrow, my husband turns in his keys and work uniforms as he has accepted a new job. For the last 6 months, he’s been trying to be the maintenance and engineering manager at a wire mill in Baltimore. I say trying, because he’s gotten little in the way of support or guidance from his boss-type persons.
Shortly after he was hired, his boss was fired. No one was ever designated as a replacement - they just had occasional visits from one of the VPs from Corp headquarters. Hubby used his best psychic powers to figure out what the heck he was supposed to be doing, all the while taking on such challenging tasks as counting how many bandaids they’d used over the previous year. He also took a few minutes one day to free a worker whose clothing got caught in a machine, and he directed the production guys to fetch the fire extinguishers when there was an in-plant fire. You know - piddly stuff.
He got training in PLC programming and managed to reduce the scrap rate on one of the machines by 84% - one would think this would impress the corporate weenies, but apparently not. They cut his pay by 10%. So, he hit Monster and other sites and eventually landed himself the position of Facility/Engineering Manager for a manufacturing firm in Havre de Grace, MD (Hi, Ginger and Dave!!) He gave notice to the VP weenie and the CEO. He heard nary a word from either of them. He took his maintenance crew out to lunch today as a thank you.
Yesterday, the VP weenie showed up. He decided it was time to appoint an interim plant manager. He asked hubby to train a couple of guys to do the PLC programming (sure, that’s something you can do in a passdown) Today, said VP weenie went around to all the employees instructing them to watch hubby and make sure he doesn’t steal anything as he leaves. His computer access was denied after lunch today. He’s worried now that they won’t deposit his last paycheck, which was due tonight anyway.
I thought about making this a pit-worthy rant, but the weenies aren’t worth it. My sweetie is going to a professional environment where he’ll have several engineers and the entire maintenance department working for him. He’s getting a pay raise and a real office. He’ll have a budget and projects and stuff to do. He’ll also be really busy for a while, but I think it’ll be a good kind of stress on him rather than the frustrations of the last 4 months.
So, weenieVP, thanks for the vote of confidence. :rolleyes: You’ve squandered the talents of a hard-working, knowledgeable man, and you insulted him by suggesting that he’d steal anything from your raggedy company. You go on the list as the second-worst boss he’s ever had. Congratulations. We’re betting on the date you wind up in bankruptcy. Have a nice life.
Oh, did I mention my husband has a great new job??