So here I sit in line at DFW. We are like #12 to go and I look around and count 7 Delta Connection RJs. Don't get me wrong, I am in one of them-BUT.... I put myself in the shoes of a Delta pilot with his brothers/sisters still on furlough. IF the roles were reversed, I would be hot. If, for example, if ASA had people on the street and after we had furloughed, Comair or ACJet started expanding on the same type of route, etc.-I would freak out! After considering my relatively short regional career (2 years), my age (27) and overall career goals- I cannot support the RJDC. I don't think ALPA does a very good job at representing us either, but I can't support something that may limit my advancement over the course of my life. I don't want anyone to lose their job, but the sooner that the major guys on furlough get back to work, the sooner that I can move up and joing them. Maybe I would feel different if I was older, but I am not. Some of these regionals are good places to work and I am MORE than thankful for all of the opportunities that I have had so far and that I have ANY job-but when I compare Delta, American, SWA, Alaska, etc, etc. to where I work. There is no comparison, in more ways than $$$. I am getting ready to upgrade so I can grab as much PIC as I can handle, keeping my fingers crossed and getting ready to jump ship at the first chance. This has been the plan all along and I am sticking to it. In some ways I wish that the RJ hadn't been introduced and things were still clear cut, as far as career progression. Just my thoghts, fire away!!!