365x24x7

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Sun Apr 17 22:47:20 CDT 2011


Timely article on the FAA's involvement with sleep schedules:
http://www.ajc.com/news/air-traffic-controller-scheduling-913244.html
	"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."

Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave CROCKER [mailto:dhc2 at dcrocker.net] 
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 1:15 PM
To: Jay Ashworth
Cc: NANOG
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
shift was
>> 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.

d/

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   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking
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