Heh, good suggestion if I muster the courage to try again. Thanks.
No problem - note that it works best if you assign custom job titles to your dwarves.
I do things like change my miners' job title into "Legendary Miner" once they reach that state. Then, when I'm tearing through a section of rock that I absolutely need 100% production from (rare ores, gems, etc.), I turn off mining on the normal miners and turn it on for the Legendaries.
Similarly, my useless immigrants get retitled as "Trainee", so that I can set them all to pump operation (*Iron Screw Pump* - the Dwarven Bowflex!) to toughen them up before they get recruited into the military.