Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nice work if you can get it

In recent weeks, five air traffic controllers were caught sleeping on the job. Two of those have been fired;  the others have kept their jobs.  Another controller was caught watching videos.   The other day, an air traffic controller mistakenly allowed the First Lady's plane to come dangerously close to a large cargo plane while trying to land at Andrews Air Force Base.  He has not been disciplined.

Starting salary for air traffic controllers is $55,000;  with experienced controllers earning $175,000 a year , with, of course outstanding government health care and pension benefits.

Nice work if you can get it.  $175,000 a year for sleeping on the job.  And if you're bored, you can watch a movie.

1 comment:

  1. It's time to privatize the air traffic control system. Canada has done this successfully. In the private sector, people are expected to work for a living and are actually accountable to someone.