frnkblk at iname.com
Sun Apr 17 22:47:20 CDT 2011
Timely article on the FAA's involvement with sleep schedules:
"Union spokesman Doug Church said up to now, 25 percent of
the nation's air traffic controllers work what he called a
"2-2-1″ schedule, working afternoon to night the first two
days, followed by a mandatory minimum of eight hours for
rest before starting two morning-to-afternoon shifts,
another eight or more hours for sleep, then a final shift
starting between 10 p.m. to midnight.
"Maybe we need to work in more time for rest," Church said.
"You’re forcing yourself to work at a time when the body is
used to sleeping."
From: Dave CROCKER [mailto:dhc2 at dcrocker.net]
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 1:15 PM
To: Jay Ashworth
Subject: Re: 365x24x7
On 4/17/2011 8:19 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Dave CROCKER"<dhc2 at dcrocker.net>
>> There were 3-5 of us covering things for that added time. But, then,
>> the major operations were purely daytime, during the week. Graveyard
>> quiet enough that we surreptitiously bought a cot...
> You didn't work for the FAA, Dave, did you?
No, or we would have gotten more sleep.
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