Human Side of Engineering – 1999-09-01 – 1999-09-01

In this issue, Human Side of Engineering offers another case of "The Uncommon Side." This feature presents incidents drawn from actual situations faced by plant engineers, that are of a special or unusual nature. Each presentation is in two parts.

By Raymond Dreyfack September 1, 1999

In this issue, Human Side of Engineering offers another case of “The Uncommon Side.” This feature presents incidents drawn from actual situations faced by plant engineers, that are of a special or unusual nature. Each presentation is in two parts. The first part explains the problem and the question involved; the second part, which will appear in the March 2000, issue, will offer the suggestions of at least two labor relations experts, along with a summary of reader opinions on how to solve the problem.

Cases for “The Uncommon Side” are drawn from actual plant experiences. If you have a problem in human or labor relations on which you’d like professional comment, as well as the viewpoints of other managers, we’d like to know about it. Names and situations are changed to protect the privacy of the person who submits the problem. If your problem is chosen for publication, we’ll send you a check for $100.

We also welcome your comments on how you would solve this “Uncommon Side” problem. Reader suggestions will be reviewed by editors and summarized with our experts’ opinions for publication in the second part of this feature. Both problems and solutions should be directed to Uncommon Side , Plant Engineering magazine , 2000 Clearwater Dr., Oak Brook, IL 60523; e-mail: cfirestone@cahners.com; fax: 630-320-7145. Please submit comments by January 31, 2000.