I told the crew to shut down the machine.
Jack is one of my co-workers. The guy used to work on the first shift at the plant. When his wife got pregnant, he chose to go to the 2nd shift so someone could be at the lake house with a baby at all times of the morning and evening. It costs $200 every single month to put an infant in daycare. Jack and his wife didn’t want to put the baby in daycare and they didn’t want to spend $800 every month of their hard- earned currency. Unfortunately for us at the plant, Jack was the only guy that could repair all of the electrical complications with these machines. Jack is a whiz with electrical stuff. He can take equipment apart and rewire it so it works even better than it did before. I was aware we were going to be in deep trouble when Jack moved from the first shift to the hour shift. Last Sunday there was an issue with one of the machines. It kept sparking inside of the area where all of the electrical stuff is located. I told the crew to shut down the machine. We called the electrical business on duty and he could not repair the problem. I told the men that we needed to call Jack to fix the electrical problem, but the boss didn’t want to pay him overtime. Instead, we sat around for 5 hours while the other guy poked and prodded at the issue until he finally solved the problem. Jack would have done the repair faster.