Quote Originally Posted by Jetjock View Post
Anyone who joins the military and expects nights/weekends off as a matter of course can bugger right off.

A good start would be to pay people a decent wage to stay, then staff mission critical sections like ATC adequately so such working hours are spread around fairly. Maybe equip the Air Corps a bit better and challenge people. If the highlight of your day was repeatedly saying "Cleared touch and go" to circuit bashing Pilatus you'd jump out the tower window after a few months.

Absolutely but this is the new DF when double and triple jobbing (as well as personal admin, overseas, courses, leave, resting off, duties etc etc).

If the shifts end up as 24 on/24 off for an extended period of time it isn't going to help retention