Tue, Jul 15, 2008
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually
derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick
quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Bringing in over 30 people isn't a quick-fix solution.
There's no guarantee anybody will check out and be certified.
Giving new people $100,000 bonuses while the people doing the work
day in and day out, year after year are getting their brains kicked
in is just a slap in the face."
Source: Barrett Barnes, an official with the
National Air Traffic Controllers Association who works the tower at
JFK. A New York Post article Monday called attention to a recent
FAA incentive package, offering $100,000 bonuses to lure new
controllers to New York, to staff five area radar centers that
monitor some of the busiest airspace in the country... and, are
severely understaffed. That offer reportedly lured 30 new hires to
the New York area... but according to the tabloid, some of those
new hires are coming straight out of their senior years in high
school, or not far removed from it.
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