All good things must come to an end. That includes my almost four decades of writing The Human Side for PLANT ENGINEERING. I long have had, and still have, a warm feeling in my heart for this magazine and its excellent staff. I hope my efforts have been useful to many and appreciate the kind and helpful reader response to the column.
No way am I going to clean those tanks without special spiked shoes," declared Maintenance Department Utility Worker Jon Chan after being instructed by Foreman Bill Saunders to clean the sludge from two tanks in the lab.
Most readers responding to Part I of this case feel that Russo has a good chance of winning if he follows through on his threat to sue for breach of promise. As Plant Engineer G.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers any company with "15 or more employees for each working day in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year." Sounds simple.
Maintenance department machinists George and Bill, both openly gay, had an eye on Vince Mullen, a young, single, and strikingly handsome instrument repairman with a thick mane of rust colored hair.
When a customized lathe with many new and complex features was purchased, a deal was made with the supplier to furnish a specially trained operator to run it. This evoked a protest from the crew.
Maintenance department Group Leader Stanley Rausch was, to state the matter kindly, a "strange duck." He was so tagged by the entire department and employees in his own operation in particular.
Maintenance Supervisor Joe Farnum had just about had it with Harriett Bailey. Tightlipped and seething, he was fighting for control. Unfortunately for him, it was a losing battle.
When Utility Worker George Eustis refused an assignment requiring him to operate a loading machine, Maintenance Supervisor Camden Furth asked, "What's the problem?" "The machine's set too fast. It's dangerous to operate." Furth disagreed.
In an age of mushrooming technology, the question above is voiced more and more often. Employers view e-mail surveillance as a way to ensure security, track performance, and control communications costs.