Saturday, December 18, 2010

Work That Kills

Generally speaking, most airline pilots are, by nature, a lazy lot.  This is not to say they won't go out of their way to avoid working hard work.  While this may sound contradictory, it should be noted that any self-respecting pilot will do as much as possible to ensure they work as little as they can.

It is simply in the biology that these souls are unable to maintain monotony for great lengths.  And by great lengths, any thing longer than three hours counts.
This is why it is so darned hard for these people who, once a year, for three days, are forced to endure exhaustive and seemingly endless slide presentations and lectures on topics they have secreted to the recesses of their brain during the preceding twelve months.

Alas, annual recurrent training rears it's ugly head.  How people who work real jobs do this on a daily basis is a mystery.  After ten hours of sheer boredom, followed by rush hour traffic, barely time to eat dinner, and maybe a few minutes to relax in front of the Telly, there is no time for anything more than sleep.  Life must wait.  At least until all the paperwork is filled out.

For those whose lives resemble this, you have my pity.  Good God, it's only three days.  Anything more and you would have me at the end of a rope.  


Jeanne said...

Hmm. Sounds like teacher workshops. I entertain myself by bringing my laptop and writing goofy poems and stories to the other participants in the room. It is fun. You'll see them check their e-mail, laugh, look at me, and give the message over to the next person. It is very entertaining.
Of course, if I am the speaker, I would not tolerate this kind of behavior.

MC Howe said...

And you'll notice, I managed to write a blog post, and comment while all this is going on

Amy Saia said...

Get to work!

Travener said...

I hope they're not too lazy to read the checklist or check the instruments now and then.