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  1. PopoySD

    San Francisco ATCT - SFO

    Anybody remember their mailing address? can you message me if it's not allowed to be posted on here? thanks!
  2. PopoySD

    Oakland Center - ZOA

    Easy or hard depends on each person, I would never say the Ocean side is easy because I have never worked it. I watched a friend of mine work an Oceanic sector and he looked busy as heck. A guy in my area (we work in the Domestic area) used to work in the Oceanic areas and said it was really...
  3. PopoySD

    What jobs can I look for with ATC experience?

    airline and railroad dispatch probably?
  4. PopoySD

    ATC Speed assignment

    I do..I'm just really too nice and I try to keep my mouth shut all the time. It keeps me out of trouble and out of the spotlight if you know what I mean. It's much more entertaining watching people everyday from 1 step back...it gives you a funny story to tell your spouse everyday after work...
  5. PopoySD

    ATC Speed assignment

    Thanks fellas...I appreciate the input. The 2 were guys involved were putting themselves in a hole to begin with and causing confusion. One guy was working late and wanted me to combine the sector with his...then after we did it, the other guy coming in for the mid came in and wanted to keep...
  6. PopoySD

    ATC Speed assignment

    This has me itching tonight..I just got home from work, was metering to SFO & a couple of controllers were giving me the smirk/giggle/dumbass look when one of the big jets were doing 210kts when they took the sector from me....they said "they can't do that.." and kept mumbling that the whole...
  7. PopoySD

    San Francisco ATCT - SFO

    Does anyone know or have info on any contacts, both hr/management & union, at SFO Tower? I was just curious to see if I could ask a few questions and get some info.
  8. PopoySD

    Fort Worth Center - ZFW

    yup...from what I heard we were supposed to get 5 from the academy going to our area, but 2 or 3 of them washed out already :(
  9. PopoySD

    Fort Worth Center - ZFW

    here's the ZFW Union President's email: paullastrapes@gmail.com I'm sure he'll be happy to help with any questions. As far as staffing, I can only speak for my area...we're losing quite a few people this year because we have a few retiring, and a few transferring out including myself. So...
  10. PopoySD

    Thanks, and see ya.

    Sad but true...from what I've noticed, it doesn't matter if you're an idiot. If you play cards, fooseball, golf, & go out with the "circle" you WILL check out. I may be exaggerating a little bit but there is some truth in it I'm sure. When I was training, they failed me on a check ride for...
  11. PopoySD

    Thanks, and see ya.

    that's what sucks about ATC's...Type A personalities -- always thinking we're the elite. I dunno what actually happened, but I'm gonna guess someone said something about some Trainee & things went downhill. seriously sometimes I just wanna walk up to people like those and just punch them in...
  12. PopoySD

    SFO visit...

    I think so too...at the Center they ask if the person visiting is a U.S. Citizen. I don't think they will let you in if you're not a u.s. citizen.
  13. PopoySD

    SR-71

    good story, good story indeed...
  14. PopoySD

    Oakland Center - ZOA

    who are you hearing that from? good luck on your academy class.
  15. PopoySD

    Oakland Center - ZOA

    when are you guys supposed to check in to ZOA?
  16. PopoySD

    Oakland Center - ZOA

    I don't think so...that's not what the atc pay scale shows.
  17. PopoySD

    Oakland Center - ZOA

    oh you know what...i took that from the "atc pay scale" that's on here...i didn't calculate that from what you'll be making while you're in the academy. I'm not sure if you start making the $52k once you check in the facility or if you have to check out with one position first. that's...
  18. PopoySD

    Oakland Center - ZOA

    i'm gonna try and help you out since i'm sure you're anxious for someone to give you some insight...the developmental starting pay for a level 11 (ZOA) is $52,485 a year + 35.15% locality pay is $70,933...and if you get CIP as well which is 10%, then it would be $78,026. that doesn't include...
  19. PopoySD

    Conway vs Decod (ZME & ZFW)

    LMAO that's hilarious!
  20. PopoySD

    Conway vs Decod (ZME & ZFW)

    Conway (ZME 21) & Decod (ZFW 42) getting into it. i thought this vid was pretty hilarious...granted it was a ZME controller who made the vid too. I work Decod (ZFW 42) on a regular basis btw... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNR8YCeRdMk