Let F be a bathtub-shaped (BT) hazard rate distribution function. It has been shown that the hazard rate function of the order statistics may be BT, increasing, etc. Then, we have carried out a graphical study for some useful lifetime models.
Moreover, we are interested to compare the time that maximizes the mean residual life (MRL) function of F with the one related to a general weighted model in terms of their locations. Also, the times maximizing the conditional reliability proposed by Mi  of F have been compared with the corresponding times of a general weighted model. As special cases, we consider order statistics and the proportional hazard rate model.