December 17, 2004

Pride Growing up it was


Growing up it was instilled in me that you should take pride in anything you do because it reflects back on you as a person.

My job ethics are grounded in that theory, which probably is part of the reason I am in Quality. I also expect that out of people, pride in what they do. Taking responsibility for the job they do, making sure it gets done right.

If you have ever been in Manufacturing you know that there is a love-hate relationship between Quality and Production.

I feel that most people on the line have a basic responsibility to question things and when things are not right they should be responsible enough to let someone know. Production feels otherwise, so I found out in a meeting yesterday. I am pissed.

So I started looking at things and have come to the conclusion that I have set my expectations way to high. I shouldn't assume that people really care or take pride in what they do. It's a job, just a way to earn money. I feel dis-allusioned, like maybe I take my job to seriously. Maybe I do, maybe I shouldn't worry so much about people not doing things the way they should be.

I'm confused.

Posted by Quality Weenie at December 17, 2004 08:07 AM