Just wondering if it is easy for controllers to advance to desk jobs after couple years of experience? Are jobs like Support Specialists (or other equivalent pay desk jobs) pretty hard to get at bigger facilities? Do controllers at big facilities like N90 tend to want to move to desk jobs?
I know two already that are getting downgraded from 9 to 8. But it is due to loss of traffic because these two airports' airlines that are based there decided to cut the short regional flights and just keep the ones that fly to big hubs.
Just wondering about the following airports: HPN, ISP, FRG, JFK, EWR (or if I missed any in the NYC area).
Any of these that you guys would recommend in terms of people, location and work environment?
I googled the tower phone number 616-575-1905 which I don't know if it will go to the secretary or not or if it's even the right number. But I guess you can try to call and just ask for the manager?
This is the link where I found the phone number : Gerald R. Ford International Airport
I try to be nice to everybody and I think for the most part people like me. I stay low profile and humble. There are some truely good people at my facility but I don't work with them a lot. I get stuck with the inconsiderate, arrogant and moody people...and I have to tip toe around so I don't...
I am still a trainee and sometimes I wonder if this job is really for me. I think it's mostly the people that I work with (moody and love stirring the pot) and the lack of traffic to train (slows down the training process significantly). This is the craziest job (in terms of people that I work...
I know they have been talking about this for years now but we just got rumors saying FAA is sending people out to re-evaluate certain towers that have super super low traffic. Just wondering fellow controllers out there if you guys know anything for real this time?
Some of these FAA towers out...