Tuesday, January 17, 2012

When Scheduling Calls...

January 17, 2012

To demonstrate that AngryPilotWife can, on occasion, be kind and supportive... and is not the evil shrew that some forums have speculated that I am... I shall share with you the story of "When Scheduling Calls".

Once upon a time, when Pilot Husband was flying for a small commuter airline, he had been working particularly hard.  For two weeks, he had done back to back three day trips, taking his 24 in 7 off and hitting it again.  Finally, on week three, he arrived home, spent and exhausted.  Exactly 8+30 later (FAA rest requirements) the phone rang.  It was crew scheduling for Pilot Husband, wanting to assign him a trip.  Realizing that he was hitting the wall, and had enough, I decided to intervene on his behalf.

The following is a transcript of that call, as best I can remember it:

Scheduling:  Hello.  This is Crew Scheduling for ***** ********.
AngryPilotWife:  Hi.  This is Mrs. *******, can I help you?
Scheduling:  Is ***** there?  We have a trip for him.
AngryPilotWife:  What do you mean, you have a trip for him?  He packed his suitcase and left this morning.
Scheduling: ........
AngryPilotWife:  He told me he was leaving on a three day.  Are you telling me he's NOT on a three day?
Scheduling: Um..... ahhh .... well ....
AngryPilotWife:  If that S.O.B. is NOT on a trip, than why is he not at home????  Where the Hell is he?!
Scheduling: ..... ahhh ..... well ..... um ....
AngryPilotWife:  I tell you what, if you see him before I do, please let him know that all of his stuff will be in trash bags on the front lawn!  And I am changing the door locks!
Scheduling: ... oh, um... wait a minute... ooops.  Sorry Mrs. *******.  It must have been a computer glitch.  Here he is.  Yes.... um, we have him on a trip right now.... um.... so sorry to bother you.  We'll fix it in our system and we won't bother you again.
AngryPilotWife:  Are you sure?  Because if he's been lying to...
Scheduling: No! No! No!  Mrs. ******, I can assure you, he is definitely on a trip for us right now.  Again, I am so sorry to bother you.  Have a good day Ma'am.  (click).

And so, Pilot Husband got a few days off and much deserved and needed rest.  I sort of forgot to tell him about the call when he awoke from his nap.  He returned to work a few days later and everybody was being REALLY nice to him.  All he really needs to know is; he got to rest up, and everyone at work was really kind to him.  Let's keep this just between us, okay?

1 comment:

  1. ROFLMAO!!! Brilliant!! Love it! Love your site. I'm an FA who got wind of your site from some pilots... I'll be passing it on for sure. Pretty soon you'll have such a following, your Pilot Husband won't have to work anymore. Wait, shhhh. We won't tell him when you hit it big. ;) Thanks for the laughs.