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Week of 13 August 2018: Corruption Month 2018, Second Week

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Disclaimer: Any resemblances here to real people, places, institutions or events are purely coincidental. This is a work of fiction.

Chapter 17, "Pulp Rats...an Unpleasant Story."

Fos reporting as usual, Mr. Jim interpreting:

After a few days' break, the Great Mother reconvened the meeting. "We want to move on to some construction issues," she said. "We have a report from Moj, who has spent the last year touring the Big Things recent projects. Moj, you have the floor."

"Well, it seems," Moj started, "That it has become quite rampant for the Big Things to find difficulties in achieving the production levels they are supposed to achieve with their new projects."

"What are 'production levels'?" Peh asked.

"'Production levels' are the promised output from a given machine or group of machines," Moj replied.

"You mean like how much Koj can eat in a day?" Peh giggled.

"Sort of," Moj continued.

"Well, what is the problem?" asked Tir.

"It seems as though some Big Things that sell the machinery to other Big Things do not size it correctly and it does not meet the production requirements," replied Moj.

"Why is that?" asked Tir.

Moj said, "The Big Things are clever. If they size the machinery too small, it costs less. They give guarantees on performance, of course. These guarantees carry penalties. However, the Big Things have figured out that winning the business and paying the penalties is better business than being the loser."

"Seems a bit dishonest." Tir remarked.

"Yes," Moj continued, "But there seems to be no way to fix it. It costs the Big Things that buy the equipment lots of money, what with lost production and all."

"I have an idea!" Voo exclaimed. "Let's go to the Big Things that make the equipment and deliver a full infestation of rats."

"I don't know," Moj said, "it seems like they have enough rats already--the ones who scratch out the bidding documents."

The Great Mother jumped in. "Thank you, Moj. We'll refer this to the cadre, but I don't see any easy way to make the Big Things honest in this case."

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

* We are looking for a Production Shift Team Leader to maintain high standards, plus ensure safety policies and regulations for a company located close to Chicago's Midway Airport. If you are experienced team leader who has a four-year degree in an engineering/technical field (paper science degree preferred, and experience in recycled linerboard or corrugating medium paper mills is a plus), we are looking for someone like you! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jim Thompson at: jthompson@taii.com Ph. 678-206-6010 Cell: 404-822-3412.

* A family owned and operated corrugated packaging solutions company in Illinois is looking for an experienced Maintenance Technician to maintain production and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment. Relocation and other perks are available to the right candidate who is committed to working third shift. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jim Thompson at: jthompson@taii.com Ph. 678-206-6010 Cell: 404-822-3412.

* Are you an experienced Maintenance Mechanic and would like to work for a family owned and operated corrugated packaging solutions company that invests in the best equipment and technology? If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jim Thompson at: jthompson@taii.com Ph. 678-206-6010 Cell: 404-822-3412.

* A leading company in the corrugated solutions packaging business is looking for a experienced Electrician. The right candidate will possess the following skills: electrical; hydraulic; automatic drives (basic component machines 122 to 440 volts). If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jim Thompson at: jthompson@taii.com Ph. 678-206-6010 Cell: 404-822-3412.

* An expanding company is looking for a Corporate Industrial Electro-Mechanical Engineer near Allentown, PA. Relocation is available. Do you have a storied list of unique electrical and mechanical engineering skills you're ready to take to the next level? Do you envision yourself in a corporate-level leadership role that your experience finally merits? And do you relish any opportunity to troubleshoot and solve real-time problems, all while designing and installing new services and systems that will not only ensure safety, but also turn a potentially hazardous work environment into a continuously thriving one? If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jim Thompson at: jthompson@taii.com Ph. 678-206-6010 Cell: 404-822-3412.

* An expanding company is looking for hands-on Electro Mechanical Maintenance Techs in Conyers, Georgia. Preference will be given to candidates with higher education and additional certificates or training. You must be able to work any shift. Pay is negotiable with excellent perks and benefits. Relocation assistance is available to the right candidate. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jim Thompson at: jthompson@taii.com Ph. 678-206-6010 Cell: 404-822-3412.

* We are a large automation company that has a line of consistency transmitters, sample valves and sheet break detectors that are marketed through a rep. network. We are seeking someone with a strong background in consistency control to facilitate start-ups, provide troubleshooting and technical advice. The individual should have experience in all major types of consistency measurement technologies (blade, rotary, microwave and optical). Knowledge of sheet break detection technology is desirable as well. Willingness to travel to paper production facilities across the US is a must. Travel & Living Expenses to be reimbursed along with an agreed upon daily per diem rate. For more information, please contact Jim Thompson at: jthompson@taii.com Ph. 678-206-6010 Cell: 404-822-3412.

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