RE: Consequences of not following the procedures...

Subject: RE: Consequences of not following the procedures...
From: "Victoria Wroblewski" <victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- eagletest -dot- com>
To: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 12:08:14 -0600

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From: Downing, David
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 8:43 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Consequences of not following the procedures...

>How can people get that careless when life and death matters are

I was thinking the exact same thing (warning lights on an airplane! How
can you not take that seriously?!?), and then I thought about the engine
warning light that's been going off for months at a time in my '99
automobile over the past ten years. The three mechanics in the family
assured me it was not a big deal, but I had the car checked four times
before I started ignoring the light.

The same light recently came on in my mother's car, and she was afraid
to even start her car, even after I told her mine had been doing that
for ten years.

Not that it justifies the actions of anyone in this case, but I wonder
how much the "civilian" attitude of being smarter than the actual
technology and not following procedures is starting to creep into the
military as newer/young recruits that more comfortable with new
technology join. (I've got no personal experience in the military, but
I believed it to be a place where you followed the orders you were given
and didn't follow your own spin on the orders.)

- V

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