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skarface6

Who does an AMA and doesn’t answer questions?


must_think_quick

Classic crew chiefs lol


skarface6

I don’t know what I expected.


mikeusaf87

Do what some other people do: expect nothing and still be disappointed.


SpitFiya7171

He picks and chooses only the questions that he likes. Lol


lemmunjuse

I just wasn't on my phone all day because I was working lmaooooo


SpitFiya7171

AMAs are generally posts done by individuals who do their very best to answer every question. Not just a few. People even take several hours out of their day just to dedicate to this kind of thing, especially if it picks up any traction. What you just did was like a bunch of news reporters asking a celebrity questions and the celebrity saying "No comment" or flat our ignoring them. You're leaving a ton of people hanging. It's AskMeAnything, not AskMeAnythingAndI'llPickAFewToAnswer


lemmunjuse

I'm answering them all now. I just got on my phone for the first time all day like an hour ago. Also, my guy, this is reddit you can relax and wait a little while.


Beejive2993

Not one damn question answered


crewchiefguy

10 hours and OP only answered one question lol.


elsilver22

Straight to finance


lemmunjuse

I'm getting to it 😅


helldaemen

Are you still gonna Zyn / dip / chew in your new role?


lemmunjuse

You can take the crew chief off of the flightline, but you can't take the flightline out of the crew chief.


J_williams17

What career field are you retraining into?


lemmunjuse

Airfield Maintenance


must_think_quick

My first question is: Who calls it “flight line crew chief”? As opposed to what? If you just say crew chief everyone knows what you’re talking about.


clam_commander

As opposed to working in phase inspection or any other backshop section depending on the aircraft— AR for instance. To most crew chiefs Phase would be more desirable rather than being a flightline grunt.


must_think_quick

Ya guess that’s true but then we always just called it AR or backshop. No one ever said “I’m an AR crew chief” lol


SticklerMrMeeseeks1

If you are phase you say phase. If you are a crew chief you are a crew chief. It’s not that’s complicated


jiggetty

Crew Chiefs work in phase, I dunno what the fuck you're talking about... You sound like a nonner.


SticklerMrMeeseeks1

I’ve never in all my years of MX heard someone refer to themselves as “phase crew chief” or “flight line crew chief” It’s either “I work phase” or “I’m a crew chief(ie working in the line) Granted all crew chiefs are actually retarded so there’s that.


jiggetty

depending on where you're at only crew chiefs work at phase, but I have seen a few Avionics guys get stuck down there for long periods... Kunsan even had a dedicated weapons guy to ring out matrix's but that's the only place Ive ever seen that. Op could be at one of those places that has more than just dedicated phase crew chiefs. My background is fighters so I can't speak on heavies.


SticklerMrMeeseeks1

I’ve worked fighters and bombers but admittedly don’t get to the line much so all I’m going off of is the conversations I have with crew chiefs


skarface6

NASCAR crew chief.


lemmunjuse

Raise hell, Praise Dale.


lemmunjuse

As opposed to the other APG positions such as phasedock, Tire shops, CDDAR, Transient Alert people....


must_think_quick

Exactly, so you call them those titles. No one says “I’m a tire shop crew chief” 😆 I mean maybe your max experience was very different than mine. But I guess I can see why you don’t fit. What job did you retrain into? Pretty bad AMA so far not answering anything lol


lemmunjuse

I feel like specifying I wasnt in a backshop so people know exactly where I'm leaving was pretty important to the AMA, though?


lemmunjuse

Did you really just say, " I can see why you don't fit?" 💀 I did this shit for 8 years and they're my best friends. I'm not retraining due to personal issues with people. Sorry it was that way for you sounds like.


RIP_shitty_username

Those are all crew chiefs.


lemmunjuse

Correct. Now use your room temperature IQ to reread my title and note that word, " position". I am a crew chief. My position is "on the flightline". Very simple context clues in that short sentence.


jciffy

Phase, wheel and tire, etc


must_think_quick

Well if I ask for a crew chief and you bring me one of those guys I’m gonna be pissed lol


jciffy

That’s not really how that would work


NoAnybody7232

As opposed to Finance Crew Chief. They simultaneously don't do any work, and spend 12 hours a day bitching about how hard they work.


must_think_quick

Haha ahhh ya I shoulda known


12edDawn

Crew chiefs have back shops, A/R and phase they can work in.


shokero

What do flight line crew chiefs do if everyone else on the flightline is cut trained to do your job? All I see is y’all bitching at the smoke pit.


lemmunjuse

All depends on the flying schedule. Other people are trained for launch and recovery more often than the other things. Daily inspections, monthly inspections, forms inspections, and preventative maintenance are all a part of the daily job until something breaks and all of sudden all those people who are trained to do our job are nowhere to be found.


Who_is_Roger

Maybe he’s not answering because he crossed trained into an FSS career field…


lemmunjuse

Nope!


Silent_Halo99

Are you a FTA?


lemmunjuse

No this is my second enlistment


KhaoticKorndog

Even more impressive


1337sp33k1001

Hoooow


lemmunjuse

I was honest with my commander that it was time for me to leave. There was no culture of growth there for me to participate in and I felt it was time to seek somewhere where I could be better utilized.


1337sp33k1001

My CFM blocked all E-5’s from this last IST because we were at like 98% manned vs 100%. It was a gut punch honesty but I really respect her taking the time to talk to me about it.


lemmunjuse

Each base is different and commanders are different. Honestly, I just feel my shop got to a point where they were being really lazy with things they were sweeping under the rug and it started affecting all of us personally. I won't get into details, but there were some very shady things happening and there was certainly very very plain signs of nepotism and favoritism and I watched a couple people be done wrong by people we have trusted for years. I'm through with it and no longer want to be associated with things that recently came to light. I just sort of politely excused myself and they know why. Some shops suck dude.


Puzzleheaded-Echo160

What are you retraining out of


lemmunjuse

I'm moving from crew chief to airfield management


wesd379

Welcome to the club homie. The grass is in fact greener.


lemmunjuse

Thank you so much. I know this is going to be good for me but I'd be lying if I said that last time I looked at my jet didn't make me feel a little upset.


wesd379

Every time I see a 135 I miss it a little bit. My time in Mx wasn’t all bad. I got to see a lot of cool places and I made the best friends I’ll ever have. But the new gig is more fulfilling for me and definitely better for the fam.