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Re: [NOOP] 24x7 NOC..

  • From: Tim Salo
  • Date: Fri Oct 03 12:45:19 1997

> Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 10:42:26 -0400
> To: Barry Caplin <[email protected]>, Jamie Rishaw <[email protected]>
> From: Doug  McClure <[email protected]>
> Subject: Re: [NOOP] 24x7 NOC..
> How about what I had to live with for 8 years in Navy Satellite
> Communications:  2-48-2-72. It consisted of 4 watch sections, with a
> rotation of 2-12 hour days, then 48 hours off, 2-12 hour mids, then 72
> hours off.  I enjoyed this and had plenty of time to be involved in the
> projects that the day staff was involved with.  You always knew your
> schedule and could have a family life as well.  It'll screw with your
> sleeping schedule but overall it worked for the military and I'm sure it'd
> work in a NOC environment.

It might work.  On the other handa, NOC employees can quit with short
or no notice without the serious repercussions which military personnel
are likely to experience if they decide to quit with two weeks notice.