Hot bunking

Posted by ESC on April 06, 2005

In Reply to: Hot bunking posted by Steve E on April 06, 2005

: : HOT BUNKING - Today a coworker, a Navy man, was talking about the scarcity of working vehicles at our agency. He said, "Somebody brought back a car and I took it out again. I was 'hot bunking.'" He explained the phrase is related to sleeping in shifts on a ship. There aren't enough bunks so one sailor gets up and another, just getting off duty, lies down before the other's body heat dissipates. Kentucky man, 30s, April 5, 2005.

: : (The reason we are short on cars: Some of the vehicles are so old or wrecked they can't be driven and have been parked for months. A request to replace them was submitted to management. The request for replacements was denied because the mileage/usage rate was so low on the junkers. They reasoned that since they weren't being driven, we must not need them.)

: ESC--Your parenthetical gave me a chuckle as we experience the same thing where I work about PC's, Servers, etc. "So, I guess you really don't need any new PC's since the 150 we have in the store room are not being used." What boss does not want to hear is this: they're not being used because they don't work and are not worth getting repaired! And so we go 'round in circles.

Since we are in Kentucky, it was suggested in the last staff meeting that the inspectors be given horses to make their rounds.