Damn near drove myself crazy!

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by D_Thoraxis_Biggulp, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. D_Thoraxis_Biggulp

    D_Thoraxis_Biggulp New Member

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    You ever find yourself trying to make sense of something, only to end up frustrated to the point that you wanna rip your hair out... until you notice one tiny detail you'd overlooked? Then, with that one thing, it all comes together.



    The people at my work that take the clients' orders are supposed to include a Count in the order form. It's basically the length of material on each roll, so from that I can get the number of labels on each roll. All they gave me was the final diameter of the roll, though. (When a client just gives a maximum diameter, they're supposed to ask for a rough quantity to go with it.)

    So, I took the information from a previous assignment and used that to get a "Core Count." From there, I figured up what Count would yield the diameter given for this one. Ran one roll... 1 inch too big.

    Figured up from that what would get me the right diameter, and ran it from that. For the next couple of hours, I periodically went back and forth, figuring out the Core Count that resulted from each diameter, working forward and backwards, and coming up with a different Core Count for each one. Since the Core always has the same area, the two numbers should've been the same. (By the way, I was trying to get a definitive Core Count for future reference, because I'm sure this'll happen again.)

    Finally, as I was about ready to slam my head into the table, I noticed one otherwise insignificant detail. One roll was laminated; the other wasn't. The laminate itself is less than paper thin, but compared to the material and the backing paper, it's enough to shift the Core Count by about as much as the two were offset.
     
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    You poor guy. I spend all day ringing Reps finding details they have left off paperwork so i know how fusterating it can be trying to work out what the person before you should have done. But really you should have just taken it back tho then if it was their responsibility and they didn't do their job correctly
     
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    there are stories sharing that the problem with the machine/process was actually tgat it was switched off or the plug pulled. I'll say nothing further. :redface:
     
  4. D_Thoraxis_Biggulp

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    Normally, I would have. But those people are only in during the day, and this stuff was due out tomorrow (later today). If I didn't make something of it, I knew they'd put it off all day, then bitch at me later for not working with what they gave me.
     
  5. Deno

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    hell yes, trying to get my carpet cleaner fix. I worked an hour trying to get the damn tank you fill to fit back on the machine and took something apart that was nearly impossible to get back together. The tank would not lay flat back on the machine. Here I was putting it back together wrong. Glad no one was watching.
     
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