Air Traffic Controllers Are Caught Watching Movies
WELL the past few days several air traffic controllers were caught
Sleeping watching movies. This time they were caught watching movies on a portable DVD player. How were the traffic controllers caught you may ask? Well somehow the audio out button got jammed and it broadcasted to all of the planes that they were supposed to be watching.
“On my watch, controllers will not be paid to take naps,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says.
What are we going to do? A study shows: Sleep experts agree that the most effective way to keep workers alert and aware is to schedule on-shift naps; studies show that people who are allowed nap breaks during their night shifts are more awake—and better at their jobs.
But you don’t have to take it from scientists, or their so-called “studies”! Take it from me: Staying awake at night is hard. I just ended a year of working three midnight shifts a week, and no amount of coffee or caffeine can match the recuperative effects of even a ten-minute nap. And my job is just putting words together. These guys are making sure that 400-ton people-filled fire hazards aren’t crashing in to one another.
So maybe we should all just take turns napping in the air traffic control booth?