Is anyone here a controller at a large facility? It appears from some of the comments that no one talking about these situations actually does the job. The situation is a lot more complex than all the trivialities and major problems the system is enduring when you look at them one at a time.
Define 'large facility'. One with a huge building with a lot of square feet? One with too many controllers pushing 300 lbs? Or one with the cab space for 5 or more controllers at any given time? Additionally, are the only controllers who count the ones working at a seven or higher facility, or perhaps a nine. Point is, if I see a policeman in a town of 20,000 versus one in a city of 1.5 million, he's still a cop.
The problems at hand are: increasing traffic, reduced staffing, low morale, poor management practises, mandatory overtime, and the hard to believe-- human error factor.
Controllers aren't the only ones under pressure. We've had more airline captains recently start argueing with controllers at my facility than ever before in my career. I'm sure that they are being forced to 'do more with less' as we are.