Sunday, January 24, 2010

When will the training end?!

Howdy folks!

Well I completed my first week of training thankfully only one more week to go. Our training hours are Tues through Fri 11:30 to 21:30. Yes that's right 10 hour days. AWESOME right? Not so much. Although it is great to be back to work, I just am not a fan of long days. On the other hand it is nice to have 3 days off a week. Anyway back to training, it isn't the most exciting thing in the world but what training program is right? We have been covering things like the pilot and flight attendant contracts, as well as many other things such as what is required of us as schedulers. I work in the OCC or operations control center that is the area responsible for running the airline. It has all the important people that are involved in the operation that aren't on the front line like pilots and flight attendants. In the OCC we have dispatchers, schedulers, sector managers, maintenance control, flight control, as well as some other positions.  I tell you coming from being a pilot and only seeing how the operation is run from the terminal, I now have a new look on the operation. I have definitely learned a lot and so far everyone I have met is super nice. I am looking forward to my time in the OCC and will enjoy it until I get the chance to go back to fly. I dearly miss flying but I will make the most of being grounded, the only plus of my new schedule is I get weekends off!

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