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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: rickymouse
I am. Just finished my 55th lap around the Sun. Not a business for old men, and I'm getting to be one.
Unfortunately, most of the people in the business don't want to deal with any of the younger crowd, they only want the "grey haired ones", or so they say.
Sadly, we're a dying breed. The younger generations just don't want to listen and learn. We always had ideas, but we listened and incorporated those ideas into changing environments. The new generations don't want to do that. They just want to change everything, without proof any of it will work, right now. It's all about money and time. It was always about money and time, but it was also about balance with safety, efficiency, process and reliability. None of that means anything anymore. And, frankly it scares me.
I see what things go on on the ramp now days. I see how the aircraft are prepped....and it's dangerous! Real dangerous! It's cheap, it's uneducated. I see ground crews who can't even work their own cell phones. I see recruits come in from the military, like the Navy, and they get so frustrated they quit in a week. They're used to marshaling aircraft on an aircraft carrier (proud, efficient, aggressive and responsible) and suddenly they're taking orders from some idiot who can't even speak English, and couldn't get out of the way of his own shadow...just because he's been there for 4 weeks, and they've only been there for two.