Asleep in the air tower...AGAIN!

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    Reno was asleep in the tower when a life flight came in. Un fucking believable!








    Reno, Nevada Air Traffic Controller Caught Asleep on the Job; Third in Two Months - ABC News
     
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    I agree, they want these people to be in charge of our health care too:eek:
     
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    Not to worry. Our Federal Government has come up with a solution for the national hysteria about snoozing air traffic controllers at night. It's basically a discipline problem. Controllers are supposed to be awake so they can perform their jobs, but some sleep instead. So now the feds are gonna put TWO people on the job overnight rather than just firing the sleepy ones. That's it, double up the manpower and costs rather than run the place like a business.

    God help us.
     
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    Do you know why they are falling asleep? Because they are doing 16 hr shifts with 8 hrs off, that's why.
    They are doing back to back shifts of 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. they get 8 hrs off and then they go back on from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m..
    The human body can't do this folks!
     
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    Newsflash:

    Air Traffic chief Hank Krakowski resigned Thursday as the Federal Aviation Administration deals with a growing controversy over air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job, which has occurred five times this year.

    FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said in a statement that Krakowski, who had overseen the U.S. traffic system since 2007, submitted his resignation Thursday morning and that he accepted it. FAA's chief counsel, David Grizzle, will take his place until a permanent successor can be found.

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    He steps down, the sleepers are put on leave and Biden is still vice president.

    It's all just a little twisted.
     
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    They work a 40 hour week. NO ONE (except for our military folks) is allowed to work that many hours in a day. If they were working those hours it was purely because they wanted to, they were not forced to do it.

    "Work environment. During busy times, controllers must work rapidly and efficiently. Total concentration is required to keep track of several planes at the same time and to make certain that all pilots receive correct instructions. The mental stress of being responsible for the safety of several aircraft and their passengers can be exhausting. Unlike tower controllers, radar controllers also have the extra stress of having to work in semi-darkness, never seeing the actual aircraft they control except as a small “blip” on the radarscope. Controllers who work in flight service stations work in offices close to the communications and computer equipment.

    Controllers work a basic 40-hour week; however, they may work additional hours, for which they receive overtime, or premium pay, or equal time off. Because most control towers and centers operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, controllers rotate night and weekend shifts. Contract towers and flight service station working conditions may vary somewhat from the FAA."

    Air Traffic Controllers
     
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    Granny says dat's the kinda work Uncle Ferd lookin' for - where ya can sleep onna job...
    :redface:
    Odd work schedules pose risk to health
    4/17/2011 WASHINGTON — Sleep expert pushes for scheduled on-shift naps
    See also:

    Air traffic controllers to get more rest between shifts
    4/17/2011 WASHINGTON — Changes follow another incident of napping on the job at a radar facility in Miami.
     
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    Never happened when PATCO was in place.

    They would not have allowed for one man to run the whole damned show.

    Thank you very much, Mr Reagan.

     
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    Yep. Republicans cut everything to the bone and shit happens.
     
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