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Warning: This may contain traces of a rant.

As most of you may know, my job is mainly office based, with a little onsite (and abroad 🙂 ) testing/inspecting of jacks involved.

In my office mode (this is the one where I drink 10 cups of strong coffee a day and bounce off the walls to stay awake), I’m very anal efficient with paperwork – I’ve tweaked all the different forms, reports, certificates etc. we do so they’re mostly controlled by The Database™ (that reminds me – must go fetch a backup CD from home, it’s been a while since I took a copy offsite) – this is my baby, and something I do not trust in the hands of anyone else (no boss, you CAN’T have my admin password on that file).

Anyway, my paperwork is always up to scratch, if not better – this was proved when we had our recent ISO audit.

And so today Brian (our consultant for all things ISO/H&S) came in waving a folder…

“Ah, Paul, just the man I wanted to see…” he said, before I had the time to shut my door and hide away.

And so it happened – he’s only gone and produced another stupid little form which will aid us with ‘traceability’ when we’re testing. Now bear in mind I had a discussion with the ISO auditor regarding traceability of test gauges used for testing at the time of the audit – he pointed out that I couldn’t PROVE that a jack had been tested on a specific rig/gauge. I countered with the fact that regardless of what we did – NOBODY would ever be able to prove it (using his same logic, I’m correct with this).

But no, now I’m expected to implement yet another form for the workshop monkeys to fill out – and I’m only just winning them over to the ‘just tick boxes’ jobsheet introduced about 4 years ago…

It just makes you think “Is it all REALLY worth it?”

As I’m not going to Poland later this month, I’m starting to think I may pop to see my cousin in the south of France – it’s been at the back of my mind for a while now, but I’m seriously starting to think about moving to France and giving up the rat race to be a labourer or summat…

Woohoo! 😀

I WAS planning on going to V Festival this weekend, but circumstances beyond my control (begins with ‘H’, has 8 letters, and ends in ‘arriett’) prevented this – so I’m quietly fuming.

One day I’ll learn to be a proper bastard and stop listening to other people.

Anyway, Friday – let’s check what’s what:

  • Bi-weekly backup? check
  • Pay? OK, I was paid in advance last week, so check
  • Coffee? Thanks, I’d love one…wait, maybe I’ve had too many already

3 and a bit hours to go… *looks around* and about 30 minutes worth of work. Hmm…I could always boot up the tower I bought in from home and install Linux on it – that’ll while away the hours 🙂

Played badminton again last night – I’m really getting into it (translates as: I didn’t sweat as much as the previous week), followed by one or seven pints in the Tudor.

Well, looks like this weekend is going to be much the same as previous ones, rather than sitting in a field pissed up listening to various bands while drinking Stella and partaking of various chemicals, I’ll be, um, sitting in the Tudor, drinking Carlsberg, partaking of various chemicals and maybe watching some football.

Hmm…just tried catching up on the latest football transfer rumours on – but it keeps crashing Firefox (I even tried internet explorer and that crashed too…). Still, looks like Berbatov is still a Spurs player (for now) although, apparently Man Utd. have delayed their team photograph so they can include him…

*Gets coffee*

3 hours to go…

It’s no good – I’ve got to do something…

EDIT: It’s 12.30 – half an hour to go…

*starts shutting down computers slowly*

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