Due to the recent good economy, we’ve had approximately 50-60% of our people leave in favor of better paying private sector jobs. Being a government organization, it’ll be roughly 2 more years before our pay catches up to our civilian counterparts.

Today I observed that we have 3 mechanics on dayshift, 2 supervisors, and one work lead... Leadership to actual workers has reached a 1:1 ratio.

There’s still 4 of us on nights...

Of the 7 who remain, 2 are retiring in the next 6 months, one may be forced out for medical reasons, and another just put in his 2 weeks for a better paying job elsewhere within the organization.

It’s gonna be a rough couple of years.