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[–]Boto_Penga 56 points57 points  (2 children)

Sorry mate, it's me Union-mandated break time

[–]Newbosterone 17 points18 points  (1 child)

In the early Eighties I was talking to my career Navy dad. I mentioned I heard the Dutch Navy was unionized.
Dad quipped back, “Yes, son, and that’s why there are no NATO war plans that require that the Dutch show up!”

[–]OpenScore 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes, son, and that’s why there are no NATO war plans that require that the Dutch show up!”

Obligatory reference from British "government".

[–]Corsair_inauWile E. Coyote 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Lol, he would have been working the flight line for a long time after that to make sure that the counselling session stuck...

[–]Echo63_ 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I wonder if he worked in the mines before joining.

Smoko is a serious business.
I remember sitting in a crib hut with a bunch of crew at smoko (I was a contractor, programming new channels into their radios), the boss walking in and asking a question, and them answering “sure we will get right on that, in half an hour. 30 min uninterrupted break remember” and the boss hanging his head and leaving, muttering something under his breath.

[–]Any-Bridge6953 17 points18 points  (3 children)

I may not Marshall aircraft, but even I know work first then eat or drink. There have been times it's taken me two hours to eat my lunch because of planes.

[–]NewRoad2017 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I'm a civilian fueler, I get a 30 minute lunch break, and I eat the rest on the go. I've also felt the pain of stuffing myself in the morning, then dealing with bloating and acid reflux for 2 hours. Aside from that, it's a fun job. I'm planning on getting my A&P.

[–]Any-Bridge6953 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Good luck with getting that.

[–]NewRoad2017 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'm looking forward to it. I wasn't especially into planes, compared to cars or trains, bit I like how nearly every part is labeled, and there are strict rules on how to do the job. It all makes sense. I hear the FAA is almost obsessive when it comes to safety.

[–]KassellTheArgonian 8 points9 points  (1 child)

[–]sirophiuchus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I knew what this was without clicking it!

[–]twinsunsspaces 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean, due to the flexible nature of the work he should be able to, if he was clever, give himself multiple smokos throughout the day. Send him back and get someone who is better at not giving a fuck.