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vectorwagon

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Traffics not THAT slow.
Uh...speak for yourself. We have 2 trainees that were struggling so bad on normal traffic, getting ready to have their training suspended. The traffic we have now, ANYBODYYYY could work. Anybody. We are at like 20-30% depending on the day. I don’t think these 2 could or should certify but it’s not really up to me.
 

32andBelow

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Uh...speak for yourself. We have 2 trainees that were struggling so bad on normal traffic, getting ready to have their training suspended. The traffic we have now, ANYBODYYYY could work. Anybody. We are at like 20-30% depending on the day. I don’t think these 2 could or should certify but it’s not really up to me.
It’s almost like different facilities have different levels of traffic rn
 

wepa

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great. There are 6 months until Christmas. That’s about how long most people spend in the back/upstairs/whatever at a Z. Why wait until then to START that process? Bring them back. There is no way in hell the FAA is going to pay people to sit at home for nearly a year doing literally nothing. Advocating to keep trainees at home until then is ba0sically advocating for a furloughed workforce. And honestly, let’s do it. You’ll never get a day off or your leave approved after a couple guys in your facility retire, but fuck it, let’s do it.

ALSO, what the hell was the point of locking one thread and starting another one that was essentially a continuation of the first thread? Waste of energy to show some power...?
 

Carole_Fn_Baskin

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Uh...speak for yourself. We have 2 trainees that were struggling so bad on normal traffic, getting ready to have their training suspended. The traffic we have now, ANYBODYYYY could work. Anybody. We are at like 20-30% depending on the day. I don’t think these 2 could or should certify but it’s not really up to me.
I mean I can’t speak to your traffic levels, just what I’ve seen in the NATCA emails and at my center. 20-30% traffic you should be in mid config all day and couldn’t train even if you wanted to.
 

CaptainObvious

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I’m sure you’re a pleasure to work with and a pleasure to train with those rays of positivity. Relax bubba, you’re not the first controller in FAA history to go through this. For now, enjoy the vacay and wear a mask.
I mean, point to me an FAA controller that has gone through a pandemic like this

I mean I can’t speak to your traffic levels, just what I’ve seen in the NATCA emails and at my center. 20-30% traffic you should be in mid config all day and couldn’t train even if you wanted to.
We’re definitely well past double that number daily
 

vectorwagon

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I mean I can’t speak to your traffic levels, just what I’ve seen in the NATCA emails and at my center. 20-30% traffic you should be in mid config all day and couldn’t train even if you wanted to.
We really could work the whole day in mid config except for maybe 2 30 min stretches in the am and maybe 1 or 2 in the afternoon. Even then we still technically could but theres a little more and does warrant another body. We do two person mids as it is but they would never let us do that. Even when traffic was normal there were a lot of times where they do open another position because I don’t know they’re dumb or they don’t trust us or it’s just crowd control or something. I guess the last couple weeks have increased a little bit but it’s so spread out over the whole day that it really doesn’t change anything
 
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