I can see your point, but I can also argue that a 200 OP/2 shift per day tower with only one controller per shift still probably works out as a savings compared to an FAA tower, even with a dramatic pay increase of $10/hour; if you consider the total ops per controller. Nothing says efficient like 8 hours TOP every shift, 5 days per week. Note the sarcasm, please. FCT's may be the bastard children of ATC, but we still do the same job, under the same shitty conditions with far less pay in most cases. It's a shame the FAA had to go and turn their side of the house into a cluster*&*% also.We went up $1.23, which puts us just above $30.00/hr. No news frome the SERCO front on the illuded 10 bucks though. I really doubt that we'll see $10. I don't think the DOL is going to approve $83+K/year at a less than 300 ops/day tower that's only open 13 or 14 hours a day depending on the season.