DXMachina (dxmachina) wrote,

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Hellmouth East

Since last Friday, the following events have occurred where I work:

  • Our firewall/router died, playing havok with our web site and our e-mail. We weren't back up to speed until Tuesday.
  • A number of our systems were infected by an entire family of network worms that entered through the breached firewall.
  • OSHA paid us a relatively friendly visit, but they did have a number of minor issues that need to be addressed fairly quickly.
  • The day after OSHA visited, one of our employees slipped in the parking lot and broke her toe, our first OSHA reportable injury in two years.
  • Yesterday, our phone service went down, except for the fax. As of 3:30 today, it still wasn't working, and various providers are still pointing fingers at each other.

There's been talk of sacrificing goats to whichever god we somehow managed to offend. At least that's what the people who aren't hiding underneath their desks are talking about.

Every other bit of free time I've had (including six hours today) has been dedicated to getting ready for a combined ISO 9001/ISO 17025 audit this coming week. In the past week, I have reviewed and revised sixteen SOPs and two quality manuals, written four internal audit reports, updated a bunch of training records, inventoried our quality affecting equipment, and otherwise gotten myself organized. Some of this crush is my own damn fault, because I procrastinate. I also work with a group of people who also procrastinate. I could have easily had the two manuals, and the SOPs that I'm responsible for ready weeks ago, had I so chosen, but the rest of the SOPs didn't show up on my desk until Tuesday. Sigh...

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