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FAA to give air traffic controllers an extra hour to rest

The headline:  FAA gives tired controllers an extra hour to rest

The link:  http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9001/39136672/FAA_gives_tired_controllers_an_extra_hour_to_rest

The summary:  The FAA has agreed to allow air traffic controllers an extra hour to rest between shifts in response to several reports recently of controllers falling asleep at the panel.

The reaction:  And controllers were pushing for paid naps on the job too?  I clearly took the wrong career path!

As a person who used to work the midnight shift for over a year, I understand just how tough it is to stay awake throughout the night (and I didn’t have people’s lives at stake either).  I sure wish I would’ve had a chance to get an extra hour to rest so I have no problem with giving air traffic controllers the same.

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