Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's What I Do

I think I have been vague about what I do. Naw, I have said on here I make copies for a living. But today I want to give you an in depth look at what I do. To me it is so much more than making copies. 

I am super sure that when I was an angel in heaven I helped God make the following:
(love the smell of grass, love mowing it, don't like weeding it but everything else about grass is awesome. Including eating Harry Potter grass jelly beans.)

(because they are awesome looking and everyone sees something different)


I have always loved to copy and print things. I cannot tell you why exactly. Daredevils get a rush from sky diving or cliff jumping but I get my rush from working 3+ printers at once, taking a print job that is impossible and doing it, or fixing a copier/printer to do something at my command that it was not made to do. 

I work for a company that provides copy, print, & customer services to large and small corporations. I am not sure how detailed I can get with who our clients our but I will say some of them are pretty huge. To name a few, national chain grocery store that all of you have been in at least once, large bank that has been around since the pioneer days ;), large state medical provider, and a prestigious law firm that has been around as long as the said bank. 

In my position I get to visit each site and fill in for other employees when they are out sick or on vacation. On top of that I do special projects at the main office or assist in any other overflow activity. I like to think I am good at what I do and enjoy it. Everyday can be different and there is always something new to learn. I started at a Mom and Pop print shop and have been in this industry for over 8 years and have mainly worked for 2 companies. 

The location I have been working for the last 3 weeks is one of my favorites. 
Look at it
It is huge and there are probably over 100 different types of paper to print on depending on the job. This site has the most variety, most machines (high end color and black and white), has the most shifts, and is almost always busy. While here I manage any incoming print jobs, which during my shift is mostly booklets and sometimes overflow projects from the day shift. I have to keep the machines going the entire time so we can meet our deadline. When I am not dancing around between each machine, refilling them with paper, or boxing up books, I am restocking paper on the shelves, cleaning, or entering job tickets into the system. Sounds so boring to most people but I love it. Especially when I have multiple jobs going at once. 

Often times I have to fix machines and if they won't work how they are supposed to I make them work another way. We have a long machine that prints and stacks each book and then pushes it through another machine that binds, folds, and trims the book and then spits it out onto a tray with a belt that gathers all the books. Then all I would need to do is scoop up the books into a marked box and POOF, job done! Today, the tray to the machine that spits the book out was not working. I had to make a few fun adjustments to get it to do what I wanted. This video below was the end result. 

So there you have it. That is what I do and what I love about it. 

What do you do?

1 comment:

  1. I could say I made copies for a living too.......as in little copies of me and hubby..........lol Damn that video was interesting


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