Saturday, December 01, 2007

I Am Convinced...

...that it would have been easier to build the airplane this week than it was trying to get the people building it paid correctly. And next week is not going to be much better. What do you think? Should I just go build the plane? After all, I know what they are getting paid. :-) With my new jobs as builder of airplane I'll be working all holiday weeks (especially on the holiday) and I'm going to work a weekend shift (Friday - Sunday.) I'm pretty sure I'll retire several years earlier on this path.

Anyone who knows me well, knows I am facinated with manufacturing processes. Modern Marvels is one of my favorite shows. This morning they had an episode on this morning entitled "Commercial Jets." It was excited for me to watch this episode because it was a few years old. And at the end they state something along the lines of "I wonder where the next step in commercial airliners will be." Well, folks, you can view it for yourself here. And do you want to see what I see at work most days (besides the center and aft fueslages): yep, I see the DreamLifter. This plane freaks. me. out. One of these days I'm going to have the privelege to see it take off and land...even if I have to work from the parking lot to make that happen.