Hello! First off to give everyone background I am primarily if not exclusively a CNC milling machinist, overall after learning manual milling and turning the largest portion of my CNC operations and programming have been mill, I would say about 90% CNC milling/programming and 10% CNC turning if that. There has never been a job I have worked on where I had to work a CNC lathe any deeper than incidentally if they were behind in turning or they were a guy short in Lathes for a shift or two.
Fast forward to taking this great job as a CNC lathe machinist 2 weeks ago where although they knew I was totally into CNC milling they needed a CNC lathe machinist and since a temp job I had before that was CNC turning and nothing but (well it was a millturn Mori, but still a lathe) they took me on anyway. Lately it seems their patience is wearing thinner with me, the plan was they were going to have me work days for the first 2 weeks in order to hold down the fort in that section on my own on 2nd shift but now they want to keep me for a 3rd week on days, hinting that I am not picking things up as swiftly as they imagined I would.
For example today these parts I was making that have a narrow bore hole that chatters a lot requiring some smoothing inside via sandpaper which we'd do in manual mode while the piece was still in the chick, my supervisor would diddle the spindle on from the panel and bump up the speed until the work was turning at a sufficient RPM. Instead to do that smoothing op. I would just throw that Mori dual chuck lathe into MDI and twirl that mat'l like I was starting a mill spindle.
Although I really never like CNC turning (I think its kind of dull and bland vs. the milling of 3-D objects) I do like my coworkers and the company overall. What can I do to stay on with these folks besides not effing things up and getting cool with CNC turning?