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Office Space, the project not the movie

As part of my job as a project engineer at the Monsanto electronics plant in South Carolina, I also performed facilities tasks. The plant was growing and hiring more engineers and other technical staff. Providing offices for these additional people … Continue reading

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Corporate Training 101

The current austere environment that most companies are facing does have an upside to it: gone are the mandatory weeklong classes and seminars that covered the flavor of the moment in corporate theology. I first experienced this with Monsanto. Living … Continue reading

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The Closer

The Boeing Company announced this week the closing of one of its oldest facilities. Started in 1929 and located in Wichita, Kansas, this facility in its heyday built and serviced military aircraft with as many as forty thousand employees during … Continue reading

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Belt Tightening the Old-Fashioned Way

In this new world of austerity, slashed government budgets, layoffs, and pay raises much less than the cost of living, I look back at my time with the Monsanto electronics plant in the 1980’s. The electronics world was just spinning … Continue reading

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Spike, It’s a Nickname and It’s a Secret

I’m going to go out on a limb and tell you about our mean streaks. I think everyone has given a not-so-nice nickname to his or her co-workers. It’s the rare event, however, when you get called on it. The … Continue reading

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This Engineer is HOT

We all have triumphs and tragedies in our work life. Mine is no exception. I’ve had a few, of course some stick out in my memory more than others. I think those are the ones that smarted the most. I … Continue reading

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Confirmed for Late Arrival

Working as a construction engineer in Fayetteville, North Carolina, I interfaced with a variety of people. There were my co-workers, other engineers and support people, the construction company’s supervisors, foremen and trades people and the design engineers. For this project, … Continue reading

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