I guess you just believe anything anyone tells you. I worked the line and the cks, and never saw 2 hour lunch or 30 min break. Perhaps you do not know much about a airline works in a hub and spoke system. The planes come in roughly all at one time, the people change planes, they leave again, and a few hours later a bunch of other planes come back and the process repeats itself several time a day. If you call a mech that has 2.5 hours of idle time in between ground time a lunch, what do you call a fireman's idle time between fires; a vacation?<quoted text>
DL has AC checks all over the world, we fly all over the world. The majority of chx are done right here stateside. Alas, it wasn't the quality of ur work that got you fired. It was ur refusal to change w/ the tide of the industry. U were still holding out for 1968 packages that had long outgrown their days everywhere but NWA. U played hardball for 1 1/2 hr lunches, membership #'s, 4 30min breax and no mandadtory overtime in an industry that has to have folks working round the clock for various reasons, one being the weather, Intl and , best of all, the need to get the equpment making money. U guys were the same ones telling everyone AC couldn't be flown 20 hrs a day. U had a membership quota. U got fired. The Corp moved on, went BK, merged and now makes a ton of moola w/ shared sacrfices by all groups. U didn't want to play as a team, the rest of us do.
Often I and many others did not get a break or a lunch if we had a broke plane. Go talk to a IBM field engineer at BLDG J, if it is still there. Those guys do almost nothing, but when something breaks, they work and that essentially is what an line mech is, and do not tell me how much more educated they because they necessarily are not.
It was a really stupid manager that got mad watching line mechs sitting around playing card or doing nothing, because that essentially meant everything was going great. It is when nobody is around, and out on the tarmack fixing things is when the pressure will be on the manager to get planes out of the line hangar or gate, and DTW had some real stupid managers.
And saying we refused overtime, you really are clueless. We practically fought each other over it, and during those two DC10-30 ever made retrofits in C world, the Director forced 16.5 hours days on us outside in the cold in a unheated airplane in a very cold January.
Summarily,you know nothing about what you talk about.