In a way it was, what was given us. None of us wanted to give up our jobs. The union had very little to do with it. Nwa was getting out of the maintenance business. They were convinced they could pay less and get the same. It didn't work, and now they're gone.<quoted text>Bra, I think they've got some bad feelings. It's like when a passenger is really upset, you listen. Maybe all he needs is someone let him get things off his chest. What's it hurt to listen? These guys did what they thought they had to and paid a real price. If they want to vent, I can swallow my pride long enough to let them.
One day you should take a look at the aviation maintenance job pages. Two things they can't get. Aviation structures mechanics & avionics techs. They're not having trouble finding people who write their employee number in the blocks of the block by block inspection paper work. But when the blocks aren't there they can't find people who know how to do the job. Like I said... the inspection are like a paint by numbers... doesn't take a lot of skill to make it all look good. However, it does take skill to know what they are asking for within those blocks. And it does skill to know how to work the aircraft when the step by step blocks have never been written for the problem. Does the QRH cover everything? Example: two engines out over the Hudson. Which is better, a 250 hour pilot or a 10,000 hour pilot? Because you now have one of two things working on your airplane. A non FAA mechanic or a 250 hour mechanic. Fly Safe & and train them well DAL 7576 Check Airman.