Monday, June 20, 2005

when are you qualified a watchstation?

i posted a few paragraphs over at the geezer's corner. here is a taste of what i posted. i can already feel you shaking your head up and down, saying "Amen brother".

every nuke out there knows this answer. and some coners like VA Beach Herb.
it's not when the engineer signs off your qual card, and you get put on the watchbill for that station. it's not after your first drill set as a qualified watchstander. it's not after spending 3 weeks standing port and starboard, 6 on and 6 off.
it's when you hear "FIRE FIRE FIRE IN THE REACTOR COMPARTMENT UPPER LEVEL" from our lady friend the bitch in the box. full scram, because they isolated all control power, since the "smoke" was coming from under a key transformer.

5 Comments:

At 9:41 PM, Blogger Rob said...

:) Or after that first critique, when you finally make the "nuclear comics"...

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger bothenook said...

"Recently, onboard a submarine of the 575 class...."
do they still promulgate those screwups throughout the nuke fleet for lessons learned? we made them a couple of times in a big way.

 
At 5:11 AM, Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

They certainly do still put those out. I used to have my first one posted in my stateroom. Too bad I couldn't bring it with me...

 
At 6:51 AM, Blogger Kelly 69-2 said...

You're overqualified when during the first week back home , you answer all housecalls with "Manuevering, Reactor Operator"!

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Kelly, I've done that...and I have had an annoying habit of repeating back things my wife says with an "aye" at the end :)

 

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