This post should be about having a really bad day. I got to work this morning and everyone was locked out of the workshop and the offices, I had the keys for the workshop so that was easy to sort out. The keys for the offices, Glenda had been given, and she was still at home, soaking wet after her shower. Argh!
Now comes the really, really bad part, A machine in the workshop, that costs about R350.000 ($35000.00) had, for some completely unknown reason, fallen over during the night. It was supposed to be locked down with anchor bolts but, since we are in the throws of moving a whole factory, had been left standing ready for fixing. (It actually stood there for four days without any problems?) It was all my fault, I should have ensured it was safe, so you can imagine how I've felt today.
Enough about that.
Here is my advice when it comes to moving factories:
Firstly you must understand that no matter how careful you are, things will go awry. Something else that happens is work pours in, kind of like a test. Things will go missing and those drawings you were working on, they will reappear about three weeks after you've completed the entire project.
Your stress levels are going to go through the roof and the inability to do anything about it is going to eat into your peace of mind. Your staff, upon whom you have been counting to help, just won't pitch up, again Argh!
So my advice to you, when it comes to Moving Factories is; Don't. If it's inevitable and you have to move to bigger premises, take a vacation three days before the move and come back two weeks later.
We've moved and tomorrow I leave for a few days in Cape Town, a bit late I know, but that's just how things pan out when you Move Factories.
Blessings to all in this very frantic period of blogging life, stay calm and carry on.