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  1. whiplash473

    Share your stories about guys who got fired

    This reminds me of something that happened here. Same place as the guy I mentioned with the tamale. New kid started and the foreman is doing the shop walkthrough with him to meet everyone. He gets to one of the high-speed guys and my foreman says "watch out for this one, he'll kiss ya" and...
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    Share your stories about guys who got fired

    If they ever refilled the suggestion cards perhaps he would have.
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    Share your stories about guys who got fired

    We have a Mexican guy who brings in homemade tamales every year for his birthday. This one kid came in so stoned one day that he took a tamale over to the time clock, put it in the little basket that we put our time cards in at the end of the week, hit a button on the time clock and stood there...
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    OT You can tell an older machinist by.

    They might as well be in a holster.
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    OT You can tell an older machinist by.

    By them searching for, setting up, and tooling up an old program instead of just writing a new one.
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    Titan is peddling Syil?

    I've noticed this as well and that was a good example. To add to it, the content is rarely worth watching. "What's better, an OBS 7.3 Powerstroke or a 2023 6.7 Powerstroke?". I see video titles like that and actually start to gag a little. Sort of like when you say "almond milk". It's just a...
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    *Lista Drawer Slides Sticking*

    Negative. I've learned to live with it. I've gotten used to lifting both up and out as I open the drawer. Weight doesn't seem to change it much. I have a couple drawers that have fixtures and whatnot and probably weigh over 100lbs and the thin upper drawers have between 20 and 40-50lbs (strictly...
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    surface plate cleaner - Windex vs lighter fluid

    I have always used denatured alcohol as the go-to. But the shop I'm at now has Starrett surface plate cleaner as well. I've noticed that I always pick up a little bit more with Starrett's cleaner after using alcohol. I haven't heard of lighter fluid for surface pate cleaning but I have heard...
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    Not willing to change

    I suppose. I did my apprenticeship at a fairly large place. I learned everything I could from the old timers there. I left there wanting to "Titan CNC" my way through the rest of my career only to learn that the place really wasn't that bad. Then to another shop that was really strange - left...
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    Not willing to change

    The core of the issue, I believe, is that the older guys just cannot wrap their head around the fact that a younger guy might know something. And that younger guy knowing something doesn't mean that the older guy is wrong. But if the younger guy's idea works better (tolerance, surface finish...
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    Not willing to change

    It's unfortunate but this is what I have realized where I work. There are too many aspects to change. I've been here 4.5yrs and spent the first three going against the grain and just came across as an asshole and a know-it-all. No matter how humble I attempted to be. Now I still go against the...
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    Not willing to change

    I am in a similar situation as the OP. Close enough to where I truly thought the first post was written by one guy at my work. But the username doesn't make sense to be him. That mentality here includes the foreman. That really puts a damper on progression. And in that case it does become my...
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    Work Offset Shift Not Working

    Hi, everyone. I have been messing with this all morning and can't figure out what I'm missing. Probing rectangular part, including Z, and having results stored to G54 work offset. I want to face off each of these parts, so I have implemented a -.015 Z shift. I have input this in the "z shift"...
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    *Lista Drawer Slides Sticking*

    I think I understand what you're talking about. The drawer face, bottom of the drawer, and all of the slide is not even close to hitting anything else. There's plenty of gap between the drawers. It doesn't seem to be a manufacture defect. I tend to think that with the new plastic rollers they...
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    *Lista Drawer Slides Sticking*

    I should've noted in the first post that this box was bought new and only a couple months old. Pulling out the drawers and slides, cleaning them, and relubing them is something that I did at the beginning of the year and it didn't change anything. I haven't tried contacting Lista about this yet...
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    *Lista Drawer Slides Sticking*

    Hi. A little while back I decided that I not only outgrew my Kennedy roller cabinet in size, but also in drawer weight. I bought a Lista roller cabinet and while the size and drawer weight issues are long gone, the action of the slides is falling shy of others I've used (stationary shop-owned...
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    *Moving - Looking For An East TN Shop*

    Hi, I've searched these forums plenty of times but finally decided to make an account. I thought this would be a good place to help me narrow down a location to which the wife and I can move. We are looking to move to the general Knoxville area and when coming from a different state, looking for...
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