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A&P wanted

erj-145mech

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One things for sure, one mech isn't going to restore that plane. He can't be inside the fuselage bucking the rivets that he's shooting on the outside.

Let an A&P school use the plane and restore it for nothing if the mechanics that you hired aren't worth their weight in anything. Why did you keep them on them---so them the curb if you're the boss and you're not happy. Thats got to be one piss poor boss not to control his people.
 

Lear Wanna Be

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Back in 1995-1999 it was nearly impossible to find mechanics. There are too many airline jobs in this area. They were taking guys straight out of A&P school. We took what we could get, unfortunately. Even still, I fired more than one of them. Also, it is still hard to find mechanics, let alone a good one. Maybe it is just this area.
 

avbug

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Yes...you live in a mechanic black hole.

Just sucks them in. They disappear.

What with paying them for an eight hour day when they only need work three, and spend the rest of the day in the restroom, smoking, and talking on the phone...you'd think they'd be lining up around the block. Fighting for the chance. Salivating at the very thought.

During the time period you mentioned, I spent time working in a repair station...we had absolutely no difficulty getting mechanics. Must just be your area. Or you. You pick.

Oh, that's right...you already did.

Is it the area that leads a mechanic to choose an airline instead of you...or something else. Electricity flows via the path of least resistance. Water flows downhill. And labor gravitates to the best opportunity. Go figure.
 

Lear Wanna Be

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Keep entertaining me...just limit it to the other thread (you know where). At least things that really matter can stay at the top of the "Aviation Mechanics" board. See ya over there, poser.
 

avbug

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Best get while you can...and leave this forum to folks with experience who aren't "wannabe"'s.
 

Lear Wanna Be

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Not a mech, never claimed to be, only employ a few and many others in the past. Only objected to your instigating n2425y, like you do everyone else that does not share your views. Perhaps instead of popping off about such things in a negative way, maybe just pass on the topic or try to encourage the guy. Something like, "$25 an hour might be a little cheap, you might find someone for X amount of dollars." But that is not you, now is it? Besides, others have already said that they would be willing to work for that amount. Obviously you are wrong once again.

You just can't stop....personality flaw among many. Try the other board would ya? I need the entertainment.
 

avbug

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Gee...I don't know what I was thinking. Why didn't I just contact you first, so you could put words in my mouth?

No, wait. You already do that.

A lot.

Keep digging.
 

Lear Wanna Be

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Don't lose your fight this early...Other board, other board.
 

Hung Start

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Although not in the FBO business anymore, there is a lot of validity in both sides of this debate. Avbug has some excellent points, but lets also look at reality.
$25.00 cash, is not that bad. If you add in the normal tax issue (Federal, FICA, Medicare, and any State that charges tax,) your looking at another REAL amount that is 30% higher. Looks like $32.50 to me.
Now, unless you are working at a super big shop, I don't think many GA Techs are earning that amount. (although to keep my fanny safe you're worth multiples of that!!)
Sorry, I don't buy the liability issue, if that were the case we would not get out of bed. No lawyer would want to sue the average A&P, he just isn't worth that much. (sorry Avbug, but I don't know any guys with net worths worthy of a multi-million dollar suit)
And, for us pilot types,, isn't this calling the pot black? We got how many working for the commuters at $18.00 per hour? If someone wants to putz on a plane on Saturday for $25.00 per,,, I say more power to him!

Hung
 

okgabriel

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I'm guessing he never found that A&P? I just found this at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge in Manhattan, NY!


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N2425Y scrubbed off...sitting to rot in a parking lot...

Contact me if its for sale...hahaha
 
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