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The A/C Blew Up the Earth Station

Rod Hine
11/29/2013  
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jmiller
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Blame the guy at the bottom of the food chain.
jmiller   11/30/2013 9:11:21 AM
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Interesting it appears the low guy on the totem pole got canned. No mention of how the company didn't have policies in place to make sure this didn't happen.

a.saji
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Re: Blame the guy at the bottom of the food chain.
a.saji   11/30/2013 11:20:02 AM
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@jmiller: Yes and most of the time the employees get the blame for things which the company had no clue. I think in most cases even though its not implemented the company believes that the employees will not do it, which is wrong                                

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notarboca   11/30/2013 12:11:40 PM
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Yes, I would think there would have been some design review and QA before deployment

jmiller
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jmiller   11/30/2013 2:38:58 PM
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Interesting how the company assumes you won't do anything stupid like this. Working in management has taught me never to believe that someone won't do something stupid. Assuming someone knows better will result in disaster at some point. Managers need to make a point of saying, "show me." It's not an insult it's just making sure.

jmiller
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jmiller   11/30/2013 2:52:41 PM
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I think one of the most important skills that we just do not teach very well is the design review before you build the darn thing.  A lot of times a few questions will keep a large mistake from happening and the world of acedemia just doesn't teach that well to our young engineers.

shehan
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shehan   11/30/2013 9:29:14 PM
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@Jmiller – How come they didn't have procedures to ensure they don't repeat the same mistake. 

shehan
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shehan   11/30/2013 9:30:55 PM
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@a.saji – yes in many cases the employee takes the blame. It's always good if the company could monitor and ensure that everything goes smooth. 

shehan
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shehan   11/30/2013 9:33:27 PM
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@jmiller – it's always good to assume that there might be a chance that something might go wrong, so it's good to be prepared to face that situation. 

shehan
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shehan   11/30/2013 9:36:27 PM
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@jmiller – yes design review before you really create the product will add value to it. Being open to input from experts is a must.

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Re: Blame the guy at the bottom of the food chain.
taimoortariq   11/30/2013 10:00:14 PM
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Jmiller I agree with you, people should have not blamed the so called young engineer. If you are undertaking a project this big there should be proper measures and verification levels to it. Certainly, back then the quality control departments were not given a proper amount of attention.

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