Of all of the airlines I worked for, next to Air Florida, Carnival was probably the most fun. We had a great group of flight crews (few whiny pilots - a real rarity) and some great F/A's and ground people. That place was like a family (a little dysfunctional at times, but what family isn't). The mechanics at ISP
, PSE, BQN and LAX
were all top-notch and, for the most part, took great pride in their work and were great troubleshooters!
We also had some of the most caring people to work with. One of our mechanics came down with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and everyone pitched in to help this guy nightly (he showed up at work some nights almost unable to walk, but came in every night anyway) and we even et-up, through our VP
of Maintenance's help, to transfer our banked sick time to him so that he wouldn't have to worry about bills while he was getting treatments! I'm sure that other places have these things but that was the first time I had been introduced to it at an airline.
It was a great place to work but then the blue ball came and Uncle Marty screwed it all up. Alas, another notch on the socket wrench!
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.
[Edited 2003-03-19 04:30:25]
DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(