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Originally posted by johnlear
My understanding is that there is unhappiness at the test site. Many are unhappy over the oppressive security procedures. Some are unhappy over the objectives which seem to be oriented more towards efficient death, destruction and invasion of privacy than any truly beneficial achievement for society and those accomplishments which are truly beneficial to society are being hidden and suppressed.
One consistent, persistent and increasing complaint is the time it takes to get to work. While a local (Las Vegas) industry worker can be walking into his place of work 30 minutes after walking out his front door, a Test Site/Sandia worker can take between two and a half to three hours getting to his or her place of work. Add to this mix security measures during transit and you have some very difficult commute problems.
Family problems have always been a part of working at the test site. Not being able to share with your family what you do tends to work against the unity of a family.
Compartmentalization while necessary for security fails to provide the necessary feedback and or sense of accomplishment on many projects. There is a level of frustration because he/she cannot interact with different levels of a project that would be more conducive of productivity but at the price of less compartmentalization/security. Scientists, engineers, physicists do a job for the pride of accomplishment. Of making something better, lighter, more efficient, more ingenius. Of contributing to design elegance and functionality. When you take all those away all thats left is the money and that breeds discouragement and disgust.
The above is an opinion. There are no facts that I know of to support and/or substantiate this opinion.
Hi John, great post. I had a room mate a few years back. USAF that worked at Nellis. He was a tech on nukes. I always asked him questions..Even drunk I got nothing...lol....Nada zip zilch. This is the kind of guy that would tell you ANYTHING..Except what he did out there. All I ever got from him was that in 1993 he and some other USAF tech made a bad mistake and got "early retirement". Somthing about dropping a "purple stripe" on the floor. Whatever that is.