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Quality Control: I explain a little bit about why my job in quality control is so important to the consumer.
Posted by Douglas, Aug 31, 2008. 1656 views. ID = 1661

Quality Control

Posted by Douglas, Aug 31, 2008. 1656 views. ID = 1661
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Buzz buzz buzz buzz...

Digital alarm clocks are funny things. Most of them don't run in military time (twenty-four hour), but in twelve-hour time. Of course, even though they don't read in military time, they have to understand military time, because they need to know the difference between A.M. and P.M. You'll know your clock is set to the correct time if the little red "A.M." indicator light turns on between midnight and noon.

You'd be surprised, though, at the number of times manufacturers have built alarm clocks that don't handle the A.M./P.M. times correctly. You never notice it until you set the alarm for 6:30 A.M. and it fails to wake you up in the morning, but goes off at 6:30 P.M. instead. Very irritating.

That's why my job in Digital Alarm Clock Quality Control is necessary.


Well, I'm going back to bed now. Let's see if this clock wakes me up again in twelve hours...

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This post is part of a writing prompt: Labor Day


Aug 31, 2008
Yesterday I thought I would lie down for 5 minutes to rest, and it turned into a two hour nap. Then last night I went to bed around 9:00 and didn't get up until about 6:30 this morning. That's the most sleep I've had in a day since...I don't know when. :)
   ~Posted by Douglas, Aug 31, 2008

Josiah T.
Aug 31, 2008
I'd love that job... *dreamy look*
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Aug 31, 2008

Sep 2, 2008
*agrees with Josiah* That would be the perfect job. Although... do you suppose one could get tired of sleeping?
   ~Posted by Katie, Sep 2, 2008

Sep 4, 2008
OK, I really need that now. this is twice I set the alarm to 7:00 AM and once it went off at 7:00 PM and once it went off at 6:00 AM. The 6:00 AM had my sub woofer on it as well as my sound system.
   ~Posted by Mathax, Sep 4, 2008

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