Austin work day 9-5?

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  1. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering since I've been patiently waiting for my nMP to be shipped, if the Austin plant runs 24/7 or 9-5 so I can know whether or not to check status at night. Anybody know?
     
  2. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    how would anyone know this?
     
  3. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    They work there or have some association.

    I think the question should be, why would anyone answer this assuming they have the knowledge? Most of the jobs I've had in these environments had a non disclosure that would cost me my job.
     
  4. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    yeh that to.
     
  5. macpro2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm, maybe somebody knows someone who works there and know they go in at 5 and work the nightshift. Not a big deal. Is the parking lot empty at night? Not hard.
     
  6. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    Unleash your drone to check the parking lot.
     
  7. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    I would love that
     
  8. echoout macrumors 6502a

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    If it's like the other manufacturing facilities here in Austin, they don't turn off the machines and switch off the lights at the end of the day. I know a lot more about semiconductor manufacturing than Mac Pros. My dad was involved in the manufacturing of the G3 and G4 processors as part of the Advanced Products Research and Development at Motorola in the 90s and he had to go put out little fires at night and even was interrupted to go to work as he was carving the Thanksgiving turkey one year.

    I have colleagues at IBM, NI, AMD, Freescale, Applied Materials, etc. and they're all 24/7 plants as far as I know.
     
  9. macpro2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe a better way to put it is if anyone here had their order change to preparing for shipping after 5.
     
  10. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    Do you (or your dad) have drones?
     
  11. Dr. Stealth macrumors 6502

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    They don't get paid enough to own a car. Their parents drive them to work....
     
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  13. echoout macrumors 6502a

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    My dad could build a drone. Just give him his coffee cans of random parts, a six pack of beer and some country music and he's all set.

    He DID run a major portion of the Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Bergstrom AFB and could program F-4, F-111 and other flight simulators using weird old analog components, so who knows. :D
     
  14. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    Your dad sounds awesome.
     
  15. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Though I don't have info on the workhours of the Austin factory, I think they are still on a 9-5 workhours. If to go on a 24/7 workhours, that entails a higher production costs and Apple would need to evaluate its balance sheet. That would need more employees on 2 to 3 workshifts, higher operational costs like electricity etc. and maybe the shortage of supply may just be short term
     
  16. macpro2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks man, that's what I needed to hear. :)
     
  17. sigmadog macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with lemonade-maker - Your dad sounds awesome (except for the country music part). Forget the drone, maybe HE can make our Mac Pro's.
     
  18. echoout macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed on all accounts.
     

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