Terrible Work/Life Balance sustained by a "work yourself to death" culture
Technician/Senior Midrange Console Operator (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – June 25, 2017
You never know how long you're going to have to work, because management cannot retain enough people to cover all the hours that need to be covered. Even when there are 40-50 job openings that need to be filled, someone will call for a job freeze to save money. The culture looks down on taking days off for sickness or mental health. Some managers are encouraging and great, but for every good manager, there are 2 or 3 who are only there for their own advancement to pad their pension (which is based off the last few years pay). Very political when trying to advance in the technology portfolio - the good ole boy system is in full effect.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with people who had been doing the same job for 20 years, but still couldn't perform at an acceptable level. The only thing you get fired for is lying on your time card or speaking your mind. No one cares if you're terrible at your job as long as you're a body that shows up.
The most enjoyable part of the job was getting paid weekly.
worked inside the airport fence, food not readily accessible, insurance went up every year