Talking real big FAA says that workers have been fired and rest time goes from 8 hours to 9 hours. So what does 9 hours of rest time mean when it doesn’t take travel time and food into the mix along with getting ready for work after all working in the tower is a high stress job. If you live in a large city then 2 hours of travel time each way to work isn’t uncommon. Lunch or dinner on the go because you don’t have time to sit down and rest. 9 hours of rest time but the rest of the day you could be at work, that’s a lot of hours to be awake. Seems if you want to be safe that you would only want a person working on a high stress job for a maximum of 8 hours and the rest of the day being off and not the other way around.
Then again the FAA seems to think sitting in a hot jet for 4 hours is no big deal before people need to be aired out and fresh air needs to be put in the airplane. Makes you wonder if the FAA works for the people or the airlines industry. Do they really have peoples interests ahead of the airlines interests.