Drinking on the job?

Regional4life

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I'm just curious. I've heard numerous comments on this one. And you can put as many different scenarios on this question as you want, but, let's make it specific. You walk in (as a Captain), see your crew drinking inside of the company rules (not the FAR's and it doesn't matter if it's 20 minutes or 2 hours, it's inside the legal rules period) and it appears that they no where near stopping (they have at least a full beer/drink and doesn't appear to be ready to quit.) What would you do? Would you let it go? Would you question the crew? Would you turn them in? I'm not looking for a bashing or flamebait session, and if it turns to that, I apologize, not my intention. I'm just curious what others think of crewmembers willfully violating the company alcohol policy. I know what I think, but I've heard others be pro and con versus the crew and the captain. Any responses?
 

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I'd simply say "I better not see you in the van tomorrow morning."
 

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On a public forum, semi-anonymous or not, it would be idiotic to say anything other than you would have to refuse to fly with that person i.e. someone is going to have to make a sick call. It's pretty cut and dry.

Any professional should have the self control to suck it up and sacrifice a little while they're on the job....don't drink within 12 hours. Trust me I've been tempted, but alcohol in any form just isn't good enough to waste a career on, even if it does mean the difference between getting laid or going back to the hotel room alone and watching skinamax.
 

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Enough
FOOLS

The correct answer would be to ask your fellow crew members how many drinks I need to order to catch up
 

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until they start doing random drug tests when you 1st check in for the day vs. waiting all day long after 5 legs then doing the random tests peoplewill be dumb when it comes this rule
 

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This is the first time I've thought about what I would do. R4life you've asked a good question, I'll stay chimed in. Hell, Maybe I can learn something.
 

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How about another one...

What would you do if you came downstairs to meet your crew in the hotel bar and your captian was seating there wearing a dress?
 

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PropsR4Boats said:
How about another one...

What would you do if you came downstairs to meet your crew in the hotel bar and your captian was seating there wearing a dress?



Tell her she looks nice.
 

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PropsR4Boats said:
Good catch!
Not much of a "catch". That is a VERY old interview question.

So old, in fact, that no one has used it in years.
 

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tattoo13 said:
FOOLS

The correct answer would be to ask your fellow crew members how many drinks I need to order to catch up
Thats classic. That may be the funniest thing Ive ever seen on here.
 

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Regional4life said:
I'm just curious. I've heard numerous comments on this one. And you can put as many different scenarios on this question as you want, but, let's make it specific. You walk in (as a Captain), see your crew drinking inside of the company rules (not the FAR's and it doesn't matter if it's 20 minutes or 2 hours, it's inside the legal rules period) and it appears that they no where near stopping (they have at least a full beer/drink and doesn't appear to be ready to quit.) What would you do? Would you let it go? Would you question the crew? Would you turn them in? I'm not looking for a bashing or flamebait session, and if it turns to that, I apologize, not my intention. I'm just curious what others think of crewmembers willfully violating the company alcohol policy. I know what I think, but I've heard others be pro and con versus the crew and the captain. Any responses?
Not a good idea to put your career or even your freedom on the line. Two America West pilots in Miami that will attest to that. Case law now exists that shows you can go to jail for a long time. I wouldn't want that precedence used against me.
 

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Here is the interesting thing to me. There have been a few replies to this post, and yes, I am an XJ driver, but all those guys out there calling that Captain a jackass for supposedly turning in that FO haven't made a remark. (Okay, I'll admit, I haven't checked names, but I haven't seen any blasting remarks yet either). That's why I originally posted this topic. Are you guys not out there anymore? It's not flamebait, but you are so quick to judge other people, then I pose the question directly at you. What would you do in the same situation? It appears to me that you guys are blasting a guy (for something he didn't even do) and then can't back it up. Let me ask this then, does it come to a question of "I know the guy and I don't want to make waves" type of an attitude? Does it matter if you know the individual? At regional carriers, you probably do. So, honestly, if that captain had done what people suggested he did, is he an a-hole or was he protecting his career, his equipment, and his passengers?
 
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