MIL Anybody on OT happen to be an Air Traffic Controller?

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  1. Ex Inferis

    Ex Inferis Shut the fuck up OT Supporter

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    Someone in the main forum said somebody in the barracks is.

    ? :dunno:
     
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    i was until i fucked up last week and let that plane go down the wrong runway. one little fuck up and they fired me... fucking bullshit
     
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    i tried to crossrate to one :dunno:
     
  6. Ex Inferis

    Ex Inferis Shut the fuck up OT Supporter

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    Damnit clever check your pm's
     
  7. chris325ci

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    I am. Former Air Force and now work for the FAA. Questions?
     
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    I think this is a good question.
    How bad is the sress with this occupation?
     
  9. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    I've talked to some ATC's . the AF is hurting for them from what I heard. MOst folks get out where they make more money. Plus, I guess its easier to manage a large handful of faster aircraft instead of a couple slower planes (base here has a bunch of small business planes)
     
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    well, from a navy controllers standpoint, the stress isn't in the job, it's the fact that i have 8 bosses. yes, it really is fucking Office Space here.

    Boss 1: Hey Park, make sure you go to the training tomorrow at 1300

    Boss 2: Park, were you told about the training tomorrow?

    Boss 3: Don't forget, training at 1300. We're going over CV NATOPS

    thanks guys, I'm an E-5, you only gotta tell me once.

    I didn't start losing my hair til I became an AC 4 years ago. rat bastards.
     
  11. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Are you glad you switched?
     
  12. evan2

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    i dated an a1c who was one and she said it was stressful but then my boy was a sra and lived with me and didnt seem like the job was stressful at all
    the guys i know in england that do it love it but again we do not have an active runway so no wonder
     
  13. chris325ci

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    This generally isn't the case. Yes, in a slower environment with unusual requests (specifically military), you can get your hands tied with fewer airplanes (practice approaches, flight split ups, etc.), but nothing compares to a high traffic, high density facility. MANY more people will wash out in the latter...
     
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    It has it's moments. Not nearly as bad as many would think though. Modern flight tracking systems ensure that no one controller ever gets too busy. Remember, at any given moment a controller can be in charge of 2000 lives (20 airliners) so the powers to be do their best to ensure safety during busy periods. Also, the better you are at the job, the less stressful.
     
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    There are many things I miss about the Air Force (namely comradarie and traveling), but I am definitely happier where I am now. I make a lot more money and I'm in the major leagues of my occupation. No regrets.

    BTW,

    Sorry for the multiple posts but I don't know how to group quotes into one post?
     
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    bassjunky I'm baaaaa-ack!

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    Nixstress is!
     
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    Ex Inferis Shut the fuck up OT Supporter

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    bassjunky I'm baaaaa-ack!

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