Meteorologist A.J. Jain dispenses a lot of good advice for young professionals on his blog, Fresh AJ. But in a post last week he aimed his thoughts to employers, giving them a tip on how to keep their forecasting talent from drifting away from the rigors of shift work.
Turns out that Jain finds the demands of job, family, and health wearing him down when he’s working through the night four days and then trying to reset his body clock for the other three.
I know there are many meteorologists out there that currently feel the same way I did. Tired, groggy, and just wish there was another solution. Well I want to introduce you to a new model that is being successfully run at a top aviation weather company on the west coast (I won’t name names…but I am a huge fan!).
The company allows their meteorologists to work from home. Yes…home. Yes you can sit in your pajamas all day or night and work from the goodness of your laptop. How awesome is that!
And you know what is amazing…the turnover of the meteorology department at the aviation company has dropped considerably. The employees are much happier…and the product they put out is just as great…if not better. And they’re still doing shift work!
Read the rest of his points about how telecommuting can be a successful strategy for meteorological shift work.