posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 02:25 PM
Few years back when the USAF started a direct hire program, bunch of the crew chief groups discussed it, the consensus seemed to be I would rather
live in a card board box under a bridge than work in the air force again.
As for the 3 level hammering, when they killed "hazing", we lost the chance to teach people that you give them a hard time for a bit then welcome them
into the club of the mentally deranged. (flight line maintenance)
So kids hearing the old stories just give new people a hard time and never learned about accepting the new meat.
Also with EPR's today you cannot stay in unless your ready to F your buddy, the USAF has done a wonderful job of nurturing and teaching people how to
screw over your co-workers.
Lastly... social media, people are idiots on social media, if the first 50 blast some kid, the next 50 will dog pile on. I rarely comment on those bad
safety wire jobs, or gawd awful sealent jobs, because well the supervisor screwed the pooch.. or the more experienced guy or gal out there didnt do
their job with the new airmen.
One of the first things I learned as a supervisor was the new guy doesnt wipe their butt without me checking to make sure they aren't screwing things
up. When they do screw the pooch you correct them, and show them the right way, once they have gone long enough without screwing up you then let them
do the job without breathing down their necks. This is something else I have seen fall by the wayside in the last 18 years or so.