To quote Jim Carrey "Undeniable proof that I am a badass muthaf#$%a!"Yay!
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1 in 5 air traffic control trainees washes out - Travel - News - msnbc.com
Agreed. While there is the occasional person who just isn't cut out for this line of work, most of the washouts I've seen/heard of while at my facility probably fall into your description.If I can make it, anyone can make it. I think there are too many people that are lazy, or have a sense of entitlement. I've worked with several that would rather play ping pong than study. If people would just apply themselves and quit thinking they were going to make it just because daddy's a pilot, or mommy's a controller, or because they went to some college, etc. I think we'd see far less wash out. When I was in the military, 2/3 washed out on average. I was almost one of them. But when they told me "fail another test, and you're gone", I buckled down.
Hmm... maybe that's what needs to be told to people, instead of "well, if you don't get this one, we'll give you another shot", or b.s. like that, everyone should get threatened with being fired right off the bat! Yikes!
I'm not sure where you're getting this from - I get you that some people are indeed lazy or have a sense of entitlement - but you're not bulletproof if you finish your year of probation. TRBs don't have to give extended hours or resume training, and generally if they don't the individual loses their job. While there's a drawn-out process, HR doesn't keep people around.They know they can't be terminated after 1 yr of employment. That's not a long time at all when you figure in academy time and class times at your facility, then the time you have to wait until you get on the floor.
I think all new hires should be tentative hires until they're checked out. Keeping their job is dependent upon them checking out.
Yeah, I just saw that the other day. All the screenshots look like they're based on the old course. Would be interesting for some of us new guys to try out, to either feel good about ourselves... or lucky.