Happened at my daughters work
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October 22nd, 2008 08:06 AM
Happened at my daughters work
My daughter works in the R&D department of an automotive company. As she was returning from lunch yesterday she got a phone all that there was a bomb threat at the plant. They found a suspicious package outside the cubical next to her's. The guy whose cubical it was, was actually in her car with her coming back from lunch.
Here's what happened. They had some assemblies made by an outside vendor. Since it is R&D the orders are custom small run orders. The componets used are then evaluated and approved or not.
In order to track the componets used the vendor includes a Bill OF Materials or BOM. (We use these where I work also).
The Bill OF Materials needs to be included with the shipped parts.
The Vendor had a new student or intern working there and they told him to but the Bill Of Materials in the container with the parts and include a note saying it was there.
The funny part is everyone over there doesn't say Bill Of Materials, they say BOM, prounounced bom. The intern heard bomb, note the second b is not always sounded out, so he wrote Bomb inside, when he shipped the package.
They closed the plant for 4 hours, had the FBI and the bomb squad there.
I hope the poor intern doesn't lose his job!
October 22nd, 2008 08:44 AM
He's really going to lose it when he learns of the term "exploded BOMs."
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October 22nd, 2008 09:18 AM
We have BOMs with "extended descriptions" here.
October 22nd, 2008 09:49 AM
Oh, that's good. If he doesn't get fired, the ribbing he will get will make him want to quit I'm sure.
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October 22nd, 2008 03:11 PM
I guess getting a BOM could result in a BM (bowel movement)
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October 22nd, 2008 03:19 PM
and jobs are tough enough to come by...poor intern
October 22nd, 2008 03:21 PM
I will take him a long time to live down that mistake.
October 22nd, 2008 03:28 PM
He's never going to hear the end of that one.
One has to wonder what was going through his head when he wrote that on the package. He didn't question it at all? "Hmm...they said it was a bomb. Guess that's what I'll put down..."
Does anyone ever think through the repercussions of what they say?
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October 22nd, 2008 05:08 PM
Hope he doesn't talk about that incident at the airport.
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October 22nd, 2008 05:24 PM
These are our future leaders/ decision makers. Is it wrong I'm so cynical and probably only three or four years older than that dimwit who wrote "BOMB" on a package?
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October 22nd, 2008 10:51 PM
This is what happens when we assume that everyone around us understands our terminology, nomenclature, or abbreviations.
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October 26th, 2008 10:35 AM
Last year their was a report of a bomb at a school cafeteria because one of the cafe workers saw a box (professionally) labeled BOMB POPS.
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October 26th, 2008 12:57 PM
On another site that I frequent related to diesel trucks, we call modifying our trucks "BOMB"ing them. It stands for
Better Off Modified Baby
Right after 9-11, I sent out a post that we may need to be careful in our use of that term or we may get an FBI knock on the door.
The use of our wording in our discussions and the word recognition scanning that may or not be going on was my thinking. A few people wondered, but I never heard of such visits occurring.
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