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Engineering Time

Post by NECRAT » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:21 am

Ever notice that the time you expect to complete a task is completely inverse to the actual time?

Tonight for example.

Project 1: Add device to tally mapper software so ignite will tally a 5th camera. Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes. Actual time: 7 minutes (including testing the GPO)

Project 2: Repair teleprompter monitor with bad fan. Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes. Actual time: 90 minutes.
(In all fairness, the teleprompter fix would've been fixed much quicker if it wasn't for a stripped screw, mind you, we've never taken this monitor apart before. So it came from the factory this way.)
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Re: Engineering Time

Post by eadler » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:16 am

"Time" is the one thing that I always come under-budget on 8)
Mind you, I always budget much more time than actually needed.
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Re: Engineering Time

Post by BroadcastDoc » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:31 pm

Then there's "PD/GM Time".

Time it took you to get the transmitter back on after a meltdown: Three hours.
The time it should have taken (according to them): 27 seconds.
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Re: Engineering Time-27 seconds

Post by RGORJANCE » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:15 pm

Doc:

You're wrong! PD TIMEis "Why the H... were we off the air? You ain't doin your job good enough.

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Re: Engineering Time

Post by Deep Thought » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:39 pm

BroadcastDoc wrote:Then there's "PD/GM Time".

Time it took you to get the transmitter back on after a meltdown: Three hours.
The time it should have taken (according to them): 27 seconds.
Next time it comes up...tell them that you'd be happy to make their targets but travel times are not controllable and the jet pack was deleted from the budget... :lol:

It is also a good time to bring up the backup transmitter they also deleted. :roll:
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Re: Engineering Time

Post by K9EZ » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:37 am

Deep Thought wrote:
BroadcastDoc wrote:Then there's "PD/GM Time".

Time it took you to get the transmitter back on after a meltdown: Three hours.
The time it should have taken (according to them): 27 seconds.
Next time it comes up...tell them that you'd be happy to make their targets but travel times are not controllable and the jet pack was deleted from the budget... :lol:

It is also a good time to bring up the backup transmitter they also deleted. :roll:
...or the gen set they said wasnt required.....
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Re: Engineering Time

Post by Kent T » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:58 am

Or the spare parts you really needed around for said transmitter, and you have no standby. And it goes Tango Uniform the next week, and revenue gets lost. And the owner and GM make sure you get reamed over the coals.

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