Hello all, I'm sure the struggle is a normal one but it is grinding me down a bit and some of the burden is a moral dilemma (to me at least). I was hired in late February as a QA and FS Manager because this is a burgeoning(should be) company. I am the only person here with any Quality background. This is new to me, I'm not going to lie. I've been in QA/QC as a tech, lead and a microbiologist for 7+years before I found this position. I have never been in a position to start/write all these prerequisites/HAACP so this is all new to me. I'm obviously over my head a bit but I also know I am more than capable of doing this. Since late February I've got the documentation of all everything this entails laid out. I have written over 100 SOPs, about 50 forms created, and all the HACCP plans/Prerequisites. I have been fighting to actually start all this paperwork and to get these programs validated. Anyways, my issue is that the owner and the production manager do not want to run our smaller volume products through our only metal detector(gravity feed) because it would take far too much time to clean and changeover the line for the product, so they just seal the product off to the side. They either can't afford or won't spend the money for another metal detector. I mentioned what happens during an audit if they ask to see our batch records for said product and we have no paperwork showing that the metal detection is being done. Their response was that they'll just write in the records like its being done. I'm 110% against this, obviously. I know falsification of documents happen, hell when I was a production operator for a plastic factory, I would fake a small test here and there when I was super busy. But, this is different. I want nothing to do with this but I need a job and out here there just are not that many jobs that isn't physical labor. Also, this job is a great resume builder if I can follow through on this certification and have it completed, because if there are jobs that come up like this, I don't have the resume currently to really compete. I feel I got really lucky snagging this job, well I felt lucky, now not really sure. I'm not sure if I should even be putting this out there but whatever, we're not SQF certified yet and there is no documentation started here at this moment anyways so its not falsification.....yet.
Edited by Jacob Timperley, 29 June 2021 - 11:25 AM.