Wednesday, August 22, 2007

At work. Change is uncomfortable. Young workers taking over Evergreen.

As few as two years ago I was one of the youngest workers in my department with some of the lowest seniority. It took me 10 years to bid into the Chip Handling Department and I have been in the Pulp Mill nearly 30 years. Two workers have recently bid in the department, one with around 2 years seniority and the other around 1 year. 21 and 24 years old. They are trying to drive me nuts! "Hey Rich, are you over 50? Where is the gray hair? How long you been here? Man I hate this! And that! And them! And you too!" Add curse words where you think they were used.

At least they seem grateful for their jobs and they show up on time and do their functions. And are willing to learn new processes. The new workers do seem more adept at working with computers. Older workers do not even want to deal with our Intranet processes. Period. And we seem to have more than a few 50+ workers who do not deal with computers at all. I learn so much from the some of the younger ones who come along. But of course I won't tell them that! (I can see they all ready know.)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Richard you are an old fart.

rick said...

Hay Pooh
Its good for ya. LOL,Is that over the club catching up to you now. Well the Rich that i know will only take it so long and then bam, Let em have it.
Rick

Anonymous said...

Old fart

Anonymous said...

It wasn't that long ago you were complaining that you had mandatory overtime and nobody was taking the decent paying jobs.

No doubt the new genration is different. But has seen by our military we do have some outstanding youngsters.

Anonymous said...

Where do old pulp mill workers go to die?

The wood chipper?

Anonymous said...

"seen by our military we do have some outstanding youngsters" SCARY!!!
Ms. England of Abu Grahib infamy sure is "outstanding!" A role model indeed.
The "outstanding youngsters" in America are those who have refused to kill for Bush's oil and are doing everything they can to stop this genocide against the Iraqi people (one million killed so far). Being a Republican robot is not something to look up to.

samoasoftball said...

12:39pm-Just for the record, I turned down 36 hours of Overtime last week. But I am working 16 OT hours this week. I am scaling back.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Where do old pulp mill workers go to die?

The wood chipper?

8:36 PM

No, silly, they get put out to paper.