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Work Rant

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
[email protected]@K F**K!!!!!!!! :mad: :banghead:

I sence a big bollocking coming at work. I've been managing a project at work for the last couple of months. I ordered the last of the hardware begining of this week. Only to be told that theirs a 4-6wk delievery time.

The customer was orginally given a rough date of installation of week begining 28th Aug. Due to that kit not being ordered in time (wasn't told about the delievery time - but i'll still have a new arsehole ) and some other kit we ordered being delayed we cant do it till 2nd week in Sept now.

Spoke to the customer and he's since come back saying it has to be that week we orginally told them. I've spoken to our production department and theres nothing they can do to speed up the delievery of our kit.

This was my chance at proving i could manage projects.

i'm screwed. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh dear :( why does delivery take so long?

    Can you not pick it up yourself?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    dude i manage projects for my job as well and at times you can tear your hair out, its un-avoidable.

    i currently am managing 25+ pub/hotel/airport/club lighting schemes and the only way to keep on top of it all is organisation. I like to get definate answers from suppliers before i inform on a delivery schedule. Then at least if the stuff isnt gonna arrive in time you know way ahead and clients generally take it a bit easier on ya.

    cock up's happen, you just need to think of a solution. are there no other suppliers that can help you out? dont just think of existing suppliers, there are chances that someone else does the same stuff, fair enough you may need to pay on a proforma basis but it may get you out of your sticky situation.

    i usually find its better to have a possible solution ready before i inform anyone about the problem.

    if you need any tips or advice ask away!!!

    project managing isnt fun.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah, i can tell its not fun the last two big ones we did nearly gave my boss a breakdown.

    One lot of kit cant be helped as the factory in sweden had problems. The other is stuff the our company makes in our office in St Petersburg, for some reason they only make the stuff when a order comes in. And dont carry any spare or warrenty stuff Which i find strange.

    We've come up with a way round it. but it means me going up to Aberdeen twice (once week of 28th) then again when the rest of the kit turns up while i'm on holiday (but after i get back to work ofcourse).
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    when it comes to suppliers, i always used to find that threatening not to use them again normally makes them get their arses in gear and you tend to get things in about 1/4 of the time they originally said
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah with myself if I have problems with supplier I can usually ring the purchasing manager for my company 24/7 and it is usually sorted within an hour! I find it funny how they tell you on the phone it is not possible for something to be delivered but then when someone else makes a phone call things start to happen.
    Funny that isn't it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i would normally agree with you on that one. if its any of our suppliers for PC and IT equipment we can normally do the rant on the phone and get the stuff double quick. This is a little harder as its Marine equipment thats more specialised and not many companies do it.
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