conrail_engineer wrote:As i said, there would be no reason to watch what you say as the system would only be used for accident investigation. In an accident, they simply want to hear that you were calling the signals, that both crew members were alert and that they responded properly to things ahead. There not going to be interested in what you think of your boss or how much you hate the company, etc, etc. The NTSB cares nothing about conversations that don't concern the incident itself.thirdtrick wrote:And how about the tedium of having to watch what you say, twelve hours, six or seven days a week? Who wants to live that way, with the constant fear that an offhand remark or observation may be flung back at you weeks or months later, as a chargeable offense?NV290 wrote:I have yet to hear a valid argument as to why cab mounted microphones used only for accident invesigations are a bad thing. It's the people who don't like to call signals, to not use thier cell phones, to sleep, etc who have a problem with them. In other words, people who are lazy and/or don't like to follow rules.yeah, but wouldn't it be a shame if they fired you for not calling all those clear signals just because your voice can't be heard above the deafening background roar? if they're so concerned about safety, how about installing a microphone for the radio!
Airline crews do it? But most airline trips are not twelve hours or longer. The sheer AMOUNT of time spent out there makes constant fear of the Thought Police a real irritant.
If you think it's a good idea...fine. Come in and work like that. Because when they start recording my every word...I will find something else to do.