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smooshfacekitty

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Mr. Irrelevant

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I can't believe I just read thru this whole thread. It's going to screw up my ability to change light bulbs at home without second guessing myself for years!!!!!! I should probably get in contact with the light bulb changers that use checklists to prevent that potential problem. Hey, at least I've detected, estimated, chosen and identified a potential issue. Now I'll just have to Do that action and then evaluate the results.
 

kilomike

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3 man crew

How many pilots does it take to screw in a light bulb on a 727?

Three. One to do it, one to read the checklist and the other to monitor installation and system operations.
 

pilot141

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Wow! You have ALL missed the most important point!

We need someone to negotiate LBC pay rates and work rules!

Obviously someone changing a 70-watt screw-in bulb must be paid less than the almighty FLOURESCENT LBC's!

And by the way, am I paid from the time that I step on the ladder or from the time I start unscrewing the bulb?

Somewhere in there I need to be fed, and I can only change 3 light bulbs a day!

I only bid to change bulbs in Terminal One! If you want someone to change bulbs in Terminal Two you better call the next LBC on reserve!

And on and on....:)
 

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Three posters are required to decided if two changers who each change one blub in a two blub fixture are entilted to each log multi-blub changing time. Does one have to log as co-changer, or is there a way for both to log changer-in-command?

Another poster to point out that even thought the King Air has a two blub fixture, only one changer can actually log the blub change.

Another poster to argue that King Airs equipped with 200 watt blubs require two changers.


Another poster to say that his FSDO allows two changers to log King Air blub changes, as long as the King Air does not have an operational automatic light sensor.

Another poster to point out that even if some FSDO says it may be legal for one to long co-changer time on some King Air somewhere, to do so would doom one's chance to ever change blubs in the big leagues.

Yet another poster to jump in and acuse the first posters of paying for blubs (PFB), and to say that they will be branded as scablubs forever.

Jim
 
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Oh, no.

Another "pay for changing" debate.
 

Ravengirl

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I swear, I need a drink after this.

Vik...you rock!

Stephanie
 

wingnutt

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...agreed, this has got to be one of the funniest threads ive read in a long time. humor based on life is always better, and the way this reads is hilarious :p
 
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Kit Darby

Don't forget, Kit Darby is saying, again, that there will be a shortage of lightbulb changers during the next ten years. Kit's "magazine," Career Bulb Changer, has plenty of ads for light bulb changers schools. Of course, you can always train at an FBO, Fixed Bulb Operator, for less money.

Undoubtedly, Kit's assertions of a lightbulb changer shortage will prompt many would-be career-changers to change careers to lightbulb-changing.

:D
 
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"fixed bulb operator"...lol ...now that's funny.
 

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There is a requirement for a minimum of one poster to make up more than ten acronyms during the responses.

Gads, I tell ya, times are tough. We have several CLBCIs (Certified Light Bulb Changer Instructor) and the bulbs are just not burning out fast enough for our LBC students (LBCS).

The CLBCIs all have other jobs, some are BIs (bulb installers), others are studying for their degrees in LBC. We'll have one graduate with his third degree in a few weeks. He'll be a B.L.O.C.K.H.E.A.D. (Bachelors in Lightbulb Operation, Changing, Kinetics, History, Economics, Advancement, and Distrubution). It'll keep them busy at least.

For the students, we've contracted with several buildings on the field (SBOTF) for PFC opportunities. SBOTF like our graduates and decided they could put our LBCS to work. Since the 11th took out the major PFC LBC workplace in our area, very few are moving on to several buildings out of town (BOOT) and this step becomes neccessary. In fact, our BLOCKHEAD just got the big BOOT project.

We do have many foreign students. They don't participate in our beliefs about LBs so we change the name of their training to Darksucker Changing Development (SUCKER).

It gets worse. . .

Fly SAFE!
Jedi Nein
 

prodigal

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unions

Throw in another couple dozen to organize the labor. After all, such professionals must also be unionized or else would be screwed themselves by the evil management types.
 

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Dont forget the one who says the LBC is drunk and demands a drug test.

Then the one to argue that the rules for drinking and changing are too strict.

And the one who says, who cares, if the LBC can manage to climb the ladder change the bulb and go back down the latter fine, then whats the big?

Ali
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wingnutt

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...and one more to drag the subject back to the top when everyone in the Bulb Changing Compnay thought the issue had been resolved ;)
 

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I hope you all remember not to screw in any lightbulbs within twelve hours of your next duty period...
 

hyper

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another jab by dcf.
 

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I'm shocked that nobody here has bothered to mention how superior military LBCs are as they have so much prior experience with TLAs (three letter abbreviations).

While I'm perturbed that my tax money is paying for them to gain such an unfair advantage in getting hired by the flourescent changers, (the "big glass") I'm very appreciative of their efforts in the middle east killing all those dark suckers...
 

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Bulbstream info

Have any of you guys heard of a place called Gulf....errrr Bulbstream?

They said I can hand the new bulb and take the old bulb from the actually LBC....250 times for $25K!!!! 'Course, I can't stay after that.....need to make room for paying LBC apprentices that are behind me, checkbook in hand.

Do you think this is a good idea?


If not, you must be jealous of the great experience I'll be getting....
 

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Can't believe that I have never seen this thread before. It's a great change.

I understand that companies that own their own lightbulbs usually get really modern lightbulbs that don't need changing very often but when they do need it, they pay very well - they are just real selective in their LBCs. Only thing is, I understand it is who you know when it comes to becoming one of their LBCs.

I want to know - is it better to change lightbulbs that are owned by many different owners or to change lightbulbs that used by many people who don't own them but merely pay for the privelege of using the light.

I guess you should change the first burned-out bulb you find.
 

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...And I always thought it only took one pilot to change a bulb.
Just hold up the bulb, and the world revolves around him.
 
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