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John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]
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FAA - Where customers come last (sign says so!)
      #439141 - 06/01/17 07:54 PM Attachment (111 downloads)

I visited the local FAA office today to pick up some paperwork from the MIDO for a friend. A found this sign a bit hard to believe.



John

Edited by John O'Shaughnessy [FCM] (06/01/17 07:56 PM)


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Randy Sohn
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Re: FAA - Where customers come last (sign says so!) [Re: John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]]
      #439144 - 06/01/17 07:59 PM

[quotesign a bit hard to believe




O'S, IIRC that was the result becasue of some concerns that they'd had many-many years ago after 9-11.

best, randy


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Russell Holton
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Re: FAA - Where customers come last (sign says so!) [Re: John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]]
      #439146 - 06/01/17 08:47 PM

Quote:

A found this sign a bit hard to believe.




While Randy has a good explanation, I don't know as I'd find it hard to believe at all.

Not to pick on the FAA, or even the Feds, but for any large organization that doesn't live or die by customer access, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to find public accommodations sacrificed or marginalized for additional staff parking.


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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Re: FAA - Where customers come last (sign says so!) [Re: John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]]
      #439151 - 06/01/17 10:33 PM

John -- Same crap at the Eastern Region. I've had the pleasure of making the long walk to the front door in a driving rain going to meetings there. It's ridiculous for non-operational facilities (not to mention that I can park pretty close to our tower when I go there), let's get on with life.

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Scott Dunham (RDU)
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Re: FAA - Where customers come last (sign says so!) [Re: John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]]
      #439157 - 06/02/17 12:39 AM

At many ATC facilities the visitor parking is outside the gate, and it can be quite a hike to the building. I hit 18 of the 20 centers at one time or another, and none of them had the same security process. Go figure...

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Randy Sohn
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Re: FAA - Where customers come last (sign says so!) [Re: Scott Dunham (RDU)]
      #439210 - 06/05/17 12:27 AM

Quote:

Go figure...




Scott, I did the NDPER biz and the airline check piot biz for many years. Was to a lot of FAA offices and when I inquired about it, always ended up in the end with the same answer although many of the people inside really didn't know, it pre-dated their days with the agency. Security, not allowing cars/people to park immediately next to the building.

best, randy

Edited by Randy Sohn (06/05/17 12:29 AM)


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Ralph Jones
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Re: FAA - Where customers come last (sign says so!) [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #439211 - 06/05/17 09:55 AM

So the employees' own cars were their armor against bombings...guess that makes sense <g>.

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Terry Carraway
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Re: FAA - Where customers come last (sign says so!) [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #439212 - 06/05/17 10:55 AM

Real story is, the employees wanted to park close to not walk so far, and came up with the "security" story as a reason why this was best. :)

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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Re: FAA - Where customers come last (sign says so!) [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #439213 - 06/05/17 12:14 PM

And, we can park directly in front of our post offices, social security offices, IRS offices, etc.....

I can deal with some security-premised outlying parking for critical infrastructure (e.g., ARTCCs, Tracons, etc.), but not for FSDOs and Regions.

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Dave Siciliano (ADS)
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Re: FAA - Where customers come last (sign says so!) [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #439214 - 06/05/17 12:32 PM

Most businesses I know ask employees not to park in front and take up that space all day. I've actually pointed that out to management at one place; that employees were blocking all the spaces up front. It changed very promptly.
Yes, I understand security concerns, but there are better ways and disgruntled employees would know how to circumvent it all.


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