12 secrets only air traffic controllers know
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The stress isn’t as bad as you’d think
Although being an ATC ranks among the most stressful jobs, the people who actually do it for a living don’t seem to mind. “The fact that many lives could be at risk if a mistake is made was a positive stressor for me,” Brown explains on another quora.com post. Plus, less than 5 per cent of the job feels high-stress, adds former air traffic controller Jeff Jarr in a separate post. If the work stresses you out, he says, you won’t last long. So, travellers are more likely to be stressed than ATCs. Try these tips to de-stress while travelling.