Workers must take responsibility
I was very disappointed with Plant Engineer Ben Delman's decision to "change the suspension to a reprimand" (Human Side, "Make allowance for anxiety activators, PE, July 1999, p 14).
I was very disappointed with Plant Engineer Ben Delman's decision to "change the suspension to a reprimand" ( Human Side , "Make allowance for anxiety activators, PE , July 1999, p 14).
Walking off of a high priority job without a word simply because Haber could not control himself and behave in a professional manner is inexcusable. It shows a lack of concern not only for the well being of the company, but worse for the future welfare of his family.
Changing the suspension to a reprimand shows the leaning of society today toward no accountability for one's own actions and encourages future similar behavior.
Until we hold all people accountable for their actions, we can hold no one accountable for their actions. This holds true in the workplace, as well as society at large. -- Brian Blair, Manufacturing Engineer, Southwire Co., Carrollton, GA
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey