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  1. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    I never mind, it's the only reason I still come to this website, to answer questions for those interested! You can even PM me your number and a good time to call if you'd like. Usually a week's worth of PM'ing back and forth could be knocked out in one 20-30 minute phone call. haha
  2. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    It won't let me send a reply to your message, so I'll just post it here. Hopefully you see it before you go in and select! -Yes, we have a fantastic relationship with our management. I just took a 2 day class on collaboration, NATCA and the FAA's joint effort for the past 6 years to work...
  3. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    Always happy to help!
  4. JosueZQ8

    Speak Out Against ATC Privatization

    FWIW - I'm with lowapproach and morajor13. I'd step into the conversation myself, but they're knocking it out of the park way better than I ever could. Above all, I trust my leadership to do what's best for me, that's my take. Would I like to stay in the gov't? I'd be lying if I said no. I DO...
  5. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    This is true. lol
  6. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    Bring it on, I've got bills to pay off! hahaha
  7. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    I'd sign up for 6 day work weeks right now if I could, as long as they were OT! I like monies....and it would certainly help with the FICA cap going up over $10,000 next year.
  8. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    We work the most with DTW in the center. LFD works all the inbounds from the SW, JXN works all the westbound departures, LAN works all the NW and N inbounds, and FNT works all the northbound and NE departures. Area 8 works 2 arrival fixes from the S/SE (side by side) into DTW, and has the...
  9. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    Haha, I haven't had any negative run-ins with anyone there, but we don't deal with you (guys) too too much. Only time I really need to call is, when I'm APREQ'ing a BTL lander descending to 110 instead of forcing them down through TOL or LAN. And no, no mandatory 6 day weeks, but area 3 was...
  10. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    Those are my sectors. :) Along with Flint sector, to the east of Lansing sector, and our 2 high altitude sectors above both of them. It's Area 1. We're sandwiched between ZAU to the west, ZMP to the north, and ZYZ (Toronto) to the east. I think controllers have a say in where their...
  11. JosueZQ8

    Chicago - ZAU, Fire/evacuation

    That's long gone now though, the metals last forever! lol Naw...most of them ended in the trash, people were really insulted by them. Those of us that boarder ZAU got 24hrs TOA, while areas on the other side of the center only got 8. That cause some panties to be in a bunch something fierce!
  12. JosueZQ8

    Chicago - ZAU, Fire/evacuation

    I still cherish the medal we received for our efforts....hehe
  13. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    I won't lie and say it's all rainbows and unicorns here. As you can imagine, over 300 controllers here means over 300 different personalities. You'll be cool with the +/- 40 people in your area, but every area in this building thinks their neighboring areas are a bunch of idiots, and can't stand...
  14. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    A friend of mine at work is from Columbus, and has been trying to get there for 2 years now. It's either been ZOB not being able to release him at the time, then they're able to release him, but CMH couldn't take him, back and forth, back and forth this whole time. Not looking too good there either!
  15. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    Haha, nope...thank god! Although I did get a sweet snowblower last year that I only got to use once, it's got tracks instead of wheels...thing's a tank!
  16. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    Hey buddy! Miss you...xoxo Maybe you could mitigate your likes by asking for an area with low altitude sectors. It's always hilarious when we get these terminal transfers in, and they get placed in areas that only have highs...never issuing an altimeter setting again! Ask ^ j_time, he'll tell...
  17. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    Yea, my mother just retired after 30 years here, so I've been visiting this facility my whole life. lol It didn't really sink in and click though until after I graduated CCBC, and even more when I got here after OKC. Sounds like you already know what to do!
  18. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    We certainly do! In my area alone, we have people from Scranton, PA (Wilkes-Barre) Toledo, Akron-Canton, Mansfield, and SoCal TRACON. Elsewhere in the facility, off the top of my head; KCLE, KCMH, Detroit TRACON, Atlanta TRACON, Charleston, WV, Reading, PA, more from KCAK, and probably a bunch...
  19. JosueZQ8

    Cleveland Center - ZOB

    Probably goes without saying, but the biggest obstacle is the equipment, terminal people really struggle at first with this. As with anything though, practice makes perfect! At least having ATC experience, you're over mic fright, you shouldn't be bashful about having to coordinate or crank the...
  20. JosueZQ8

    Akron Canton Tower - CAK

    ZOB