I'm in contact with a controller there and I'm getting the same vibe from him, honestly I'm really excited to go here despite trying to swap. Only reason for the swap is to be home hehe.I live in Albuquerque and although I haven't gotten my TOL yet (fingers crossed), I have been to ZAB 11+ times because I freakin love this job. This might be SHOCKING but ZAB is critically understaffed...like bad. Hiring managers there told me that there are going to be A LOT of people blowing through this way especially if they put anyplace in the Southwest. This is not a high intensity center, there are peaks of course...the main player here is the weather in the summer. The unstable air (courtesy of my CTI weather course that I now didn't need) causes infrequent but massive thunderstorms that screw everything up so that's one of the reasons we are here. In a nutshell west sectors line up for Phoenix, East sectors handle most of through traffic and line up for *insert massive Texas airport here*. It is an amazing place to train! Everything from A to R side training is laid back. Training with the instructors are really good because there is never like 20 other trainees there at the same time and the simulations in the lab are well run too. Hmmm what else...that's pretty much it. Everyone is relatively nice...besides the people who are mad because they are stuck in ABQ and the COO Terry is really nice. He'll prob let you transfer out after you check out but then again that's in ~3 years and he could be gone because people move around/get promoted stupid fast in this job! And with that I end my novel!
I second this. Thanks for the info.I'm in contact with a controller there and I'm getting the same vibe from him, honestly I'm really excited to go here despite trying to swap. Only reason for the swap is to be home hehe.
Oh and Bulldog we don't mind the novels! Any info regarding ZAB or the city of ABQ is definitely wanted! Thanks for sharing!