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Stuff that drives you crazy

OneBadLT123

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Well within my short stint of DX'ing so far I have learned a few things already. Low viz, alternates, ARINC sucks a lot of the times, but one thing just drives me nuts...

Why the hell do we insist on sending GHMC crews from DTW and MSP into the entire state of MI (both upper and lower) during the winter is beyond me. Seriously, lake effect all day, crappy vis, xwinds beyond landing limits, and MUs no higher than 25 most of the time.

That and for some reason YKF wont post NOTAMS into our systems anymore. No idea why, they just dont do it so we have to look them up via the web seperate from every other NOTAM we look at.

That, and our planning system for some reason wont put middle names on our releases into Canada when we generate them. So after we create the release, we need to go back into the system and insert them manually. We forget, its like a 10000 dollar fine per name or something. Damn Canadians

Stupid. ugh

Anyone got any stories?
 
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homerjdispatch

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Hmmm...We dont put middle names on our releases....
 

WalterSobchak

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you're an idiot.
After reading what the OP posted in a thread regarding someone's friend and colleague being in a coma following a horrendous car accident...I would have to agree.

None of these things drive me crazy because these are the things we do as dispatchers...especially at the regional level.

Is the flight legal? Is it safe, per the FARs and company regs? Those are your concerns. Don't dispatch the flight if the answer to either of these questions is "no". Simple enough, sparky...
 

rod guhzhinya

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No Pay, Shi#y Mgmt, taking phone calls from stupid pilots all day...I hate it all!!!
 

say again

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No Pay, Shi#y Mgmt, taking phone calls from stupid pilots all day...I hate it all!!!


:bawling::bawling::bawling::bawling::bawling:

So find something ya like, and quit crying about it.
 

T/SF34/A

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Pilots who cry about having to fly an aircraft with the auto pilot on MEL...on a VFR day
 

Squirrel29

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ROFLMAO....there has to be one in every office.


Not in ours maily because we only have one plane with ACARS and secondly it is a all males in the the cockpit and no female dispatchers.


My list

1. People talking loud in the office. Show respect to your fellow workers.

2. Pilots whining about crew meals.

3. Pilots asking me about their schedules.

4. Flight Attendants calling me.

5. People trying to make the job harder than it is.

6. Pilots that dont call in when they are taking a delay.

7. Mxctl who dont notify me that a airplane has a problem.
 

fltdspx

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first of all I am happy to have a job...now after saying that, all I ever ask is that the pilots please read the release before they call , the answer may very well be right there on the document that they just signed. who would have thought.... mmmmm
 

homerjdispatch

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MIddle names?? huh, is that all you have to complain about dude... how about a middle finger... lest ye forget there are many of us out here in unemployment land that would gladly replace you with just a phone call..

Be happy you have a job, especially a dispatch job, that is what you wanted to do when you got your license isn't it??

Anyone at SkyWest remember the famous quote by S.S. From Corp communications???

"isnt it reward enough to have a job in the aviation industry?"

She said that after employees complained about not getting cash rewards and bonuses lowered!
 

cksport

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Anyone at SkyWest remember the famous quote by S.S. From Corp communications???

"isnt it reward enough to have a job in the aviation industry?"

She said that after employees complained about not getting cash rewards and bonuses lowered!

I seem to recall similar statements during contract negotiations.
 

WarnerNo13

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Anyone at SkyWest remember the famous quote by S.S. From Corp communications???

"isnt it reward enough to have a job in the aviation industry?"

She said that after employees complained about not getting cash rewards and bonuses lowered!


Ahhhh yes the one and only S.S.

Remember the long talk she and I had about her forum attitude? I won.:pimp:
 

Pull To Guns

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Anyone at SkyWest remember the famous quote by S.S. From Corp communications???

"isnt it reward enough to have a job in the aviation industry?"

She said that after employees complained about not getting cash rewards and bonuses lowered!

AND she said that when she was a Manager and getting the Big Secret Bonuses. I wonder what happened to her and if the nuptuals are going well, hubby must be a Saint (no pun intended).

It was a real treat to catch one of S.S.'s fresh posts before they were edited 30 minutes later to remove the more inflammatory, anti-employee, emotionally fueled paragraphs. People Department indeed! I understand things are a bit more professional now.

Her former boss was seen trolling for action on an internet dating site by Your's Truly about 8 months ago. Oh, how the mighty have fallen!

Anyone know what happened to Dispatch Barbie? She was another one of those old People Dept. Fascists that threw a hissy when the DX group wouldn't smooch her biscuits.

Does the psychedelic "Think Tank" still exist at HQ?
 
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deltabobo

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Today, we had a "pep rally" talk by the CEO who was saying, "You're lucky to be here!" Followed by a PPT saying how well they're doing without getting rid of people. Note: They've furloughed half of our pilots!
 

405

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I'm tired of poor decisions made by people who have no clue what actually happens in the daily routine of the dispatchers.
 

dispatchguy

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If I were to believe in reincarnation, I wanna come back as management...
 
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