- Sep 9, 2008
If you live long enough, you will hear/see someone die.I remember when I took my first tower tour over a year ago.. One of the guys their told me "well, if you work in this business long enough...you WILL hear/see someone die, unfortunately it is part of the job sometimes"..made me take pause for a good minute.
Agreed. A guy at work recently took a week of admin. leave since he was controlling a plane that went down (pilot died). Sad, but really a whole week? For some reason I don't think EMTs that make $25 an hour get a week off after a death.If you live long enough, you will hear/see someone die.
Be glad you're not in the field of medicine or criminal justice.
Everyone's different, can't really compare a controller to a paramedic/doctor/cop/nurse. These people will eventually become disensitized after seeing so much death and trauma in their positions.i can understand a few days, it is a big thing to loss a plane, but 30 really???