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Re: Operations: where are you going to sit?
> On 5 Dec 2000, Sean Donelan wrote: > > Key features for a NOC: > > 1) Good chairs > > 2) Quiet > > 3) Adequate ice maker > > 4) Lots of bookshelves, file cabinets, and personal storage > > 5) Lots of phone lines (including conference and analog) > > 6) Some direct phone(s) (not through PBX, i.e. Red Phones) > > 7) Multiple PCs/Workstations per operator > > 8) Private tunes (cd player & headset) > > 9) CNN and The Weather Channel (really ESPN) > > 10) Drapes across the glass window > > To which I would add from my own years in a NOC: > > - Low light (especially halogens -- flourescents are a killer) > - Ready access to sodas, company-paid pref. (coffee is nice, but soda is > necessary.) > - Wide aisles, so people can -run- in an emergency > - Binder containing phone numbers for telco contacts, management up to and > including CEO, etc. > - Kooshes or similar toys for slow grave shifts. We have a bed on site and a 15 gal kegger in a frig. In addition we have a massage lady on stand bye for our people and their "others." ============================================== Most jet drivers look down their noses at helicopter aviators. That is until they get shot down and need a ride home. This is normally completed in the same spot they got blasted. ==============================================