View Full Version : OT Job Gloat

Dave Opincarne
06-24-2004, 09:18 PM
My boss called me into the office this afternoon. Told me that effective yesterday I was getting a buck an hour raise. Given how tight things have been around here and even basic supplies are beeing cut back that's significant. He told me they were real pleased with the work I was doing and wanted to "thank" me. Wow! That feels real good considering some of my past work experiences. My first pattern shop job was not positive and the forman had a reputation for being a jerk, especialy to apprentices. I left there wondering if I was capable of being a pattern maker. Well I guess now I know!


06-24-2004, 09:20 PM
way to go!!

06-24-2004, 09:37 PM
sounds great, way to go!!

G.A. Ewen
06-24-2004, 10:13 PM
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//cool.gif Congratulations!!!!!! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//cool.gif

06-24-2004, 10:15 PM
So when are you taking us all out to dinner? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Dave Opincarne
06-24-2004, 11:00 PM
Oh Shoot, I just made reservations. I wished I knew you wanted to go. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif You like sushi right?

06-24-2004, 11:26 PM
Congrats! I'm just curious. Did you ask, or did he come up with this idea on his own? If he did, it seem he's a pretty smart guy.


Paul Gauthier
06-24-2004, 11:28 PM
Well done, first round is on you.

Paul G.

Dave Opincarne
06-25-2004, 12:09 AM
I asked about it when I got my review. He told me the company has a policy of not discusing raises in conection to reviews which seems daft to me. But at the time he told me he was already working on it but it would have to wait a little bit so there would be a little time between the review and the raise. So the short answer is he got it for me of his own accord. I wasn't expecting a buck/hr though. Seems most raises are significantly less. Guess that's the difference between a payscale raise and a preformance raise. My boss has a real reputation for being a hard ass (or so the older guys tell me) but I'll be the first to admit that I've never worked for a more supportive supervisor. He comes and gets me just to show me something interesting and encourages me to try to accomplish the same task in a variety of different ways. As long as I get the job done, I can go about it any way I want. That's very rare in my experience. All he asks is we keep working until the buzzer goes off and not hang out by the time clock waiting for it. Fine by me, but it pisses off the guys in the parking lot I've blocked in who've already changed and are in their cars at 2:31. Too bad.

06-25-2004, 09:07 AM

A good work ethic can go a long way. Maybe your boss is only a hard ass to the guys that need a hard ass boss.

06-25-2004, 10:02 AM
Sushi,sure,my ex-girl fiend thought she would be smart and bring me to a sushi bar,I played along till the "food" showed up,then I went to the cash register and bought a couple of ciggarette lighters and cooked it right at the table,Benny Hana wold have been proud http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Thankfully I am still single http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

06-25-2004, 10:06 AM
Sushi? I think that's what I call bait.

Anyone remember Sam 'n Ella's Bait Shop and Sushi Bar? (Say "Sam 'n Ella" a couple of times if you don't get it immediately.) I can't remember where I heard about it. Maybe some radio comedy show.

Bruce Griffing
06-25-2004, 10:39 AM
Congratulations on a job well done. I am sure it is well deserved.

Also - a comment on your previous job. Often, during tough times, a company knows well in advance when it will have to let some people go. Some bosses don't have as much backbone as they should. They handle the situation by making people feel that they are doing poorly when they are not. The boss hopes that some will leave. Just be very happy you have found a better place to work.

06-25-2004, 11:56 AM

Everyone complains, very few compliment. When they do, it really means something. You must be an excellent worker. Keep it up!

06-25-2004, 12:00 PM
Congratulations Dave!

"Sam 'n Ella" sounds like something from Clik 'n Clak, the CarTalk guys. (I love their radio show. Seldom miss it.) Their list of credits at the end includes such names as Hugh Jass, their seat cushion tester, and several other such.

06-25-2004, 12:05 PM
That's it lynnl! Or maybe A Prairie Home Companion.

On Car Talk the name of their legal counsel's firm is something like Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe.

Great show. And it's on tomorrow.

[This message has been edited by pgmrdan (edited 06-25-2004).]

06-25-2004, 06:08 PM
research anilyist,Pual Merky,from Merky research.The Russian chuefer Picup Andropofv. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

06-25-2004, 06:17 PM
Well done and congratulations! It's nice to get recognition for good work and even nicer when it's accompanied by a pay raise.

Alistair Hosie
06-25-2004, 06:20 PM
David never mind buying anyone a meal but if anyone deserves a break its you buddy. I am proud of you give that lil darling daughter of yours a big hug from uncle Alistair in Scotland well done laddie keep well both of you god bless Alistair

Dave Opincarne
06-25-2004, 10:14 PM
Thanks all and will do Alistair. Some whom I've told, including family, have exspressed suprise that I plan on being forthcoming with my ex (Abby's mom) about the raise and how it would be enough to increase my support payments. Well sh!t folks! She is my daughter after all, why wouldn't I want to share it and make her life a little easier too. When the child support agency got involved during the divorce it apparently took several go arrounds with my ex before they belived I didn't owe any back support. Seems they had never heard of that happening before. Sigh...

Com'on guys, the sushi will be great, Ahi and yellowfin tuna and salmon. MMMmmm! The octapus is a little chewy though. Don't care for eel myself but at least give it a try.