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rock and a hard place

yahooair

Well-known member
Ever wonder what ts like being a RJ pilot? someone explained it like this....you are flying to get your time, trying to pay your loan off and live while making almost no money.
sad to find out the road ahead is going to be a bumpy and lonely one.
Maybe not happy with the company and procedures they have but not able to go anywhere else because most Rj operators all seem the same.
Major airline pilots hating them and venting their ********************ty lives onto the rj pilot and blaming them for killing the industry.
Now since there is no more growth, its going to be one regional stealing flying from another and adding to the stress.
just this week seems like 6 companies are bidding for the Alaska Rj flying.
Making Rj pilots feel like they are competing with other RJ pilots form other airlines and happy to see one airline and staff struggling.
Flying with low time F/o's or ass capt. with chips on their shoulders(you know the one year to left seat ones)
Seeing high school nerds on power trips with a couple of bars on the shoulders and a "im cool" walk down the terminal.
what else...
there was more but he kept going on and on...
 

NRHPilot

Well-known member
Start looking in to other carrer options. Do you really want to be doing this till your 65? Another 31 years of this business makes me sick to my stomach. 5am busses out of a Holiday Inn while your other friends are retired and on a beach somewhere. Instead of whining about the stuff that is out of your control do something proactive.
 

Amish RakeFight

Registered Loser
Everything becomes a job eventually. Work is work. The shine wears off eventually. The grass will ALWAYS seem greener. Beats sitting in some insipid corporate office.

Rinse, wash, repeat. Go eat some Soma and listen to some propaganda!


C'est la vie. :)


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lindsaya99

Well-known member
Everything becomes a job eventually. Work is work. The shine wears off eventually. The grass will ALWAYS seem greener. Beats sitting in some insipid corporate office.

Rinse, wash, repeat. Go eat some Soma and listen to some propaganda!


C'est la vie. :)


.
yes but at least in Huxley's world you get to tap any piece of a** you want.
 

JohnnyP

Well-known member
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while your other friends are retired and on a beach somewhere. Instead of whining about the stuff that is out of your control do something proactive.
Do you really know that many guys who retire from their career and then begin to live some fantasy beach life somewhere?......I sure don't.
 

Captain Morgan

Well-known member
Ever wonder what ts like being a RJ pilot? someone explained it like this....you are flying to get your time, trying to pay your loan off and live while making almost no money.
sad to find out the road ahead is going to be a bumpy and lonely one.
Maybe not happy with the company and procedures they have but not able to go anywhere else because most Rj operators all seem the same.
Major airline pilots hating them and venting their ********************ty lives onto the rj pilot and blaming them for killing the industry.
Now since there is no more growth, its going to be one regional stealing flying from another and adding to the stress.
just this week seems like 6 companies are bidding for the Alaska Rj flying.
Making Rj pilots feel like they are competing with other RJ pilots form other airlines and happy to see one airline and staff struggling.
Flying with low time F/o's or ass capt. with chips on their shoulders(you know the one year to left seat ones)
Seeing high school nerds on power trips with a couple of bars on the shoulders and a "im cool" walk down the terminal.
what else...
there was more but he kept going on and on...
Booohooo! Man up or get the F out!
 

NRHPilot

Well-known member
Do you really know that many guys who retire from their career and then begin to live some fantasy beach life somewhere?......I sure don't.
Beach, Mountain, the plains of Kansas. Not really the point. Point again is do you want to be flying until your 65 and working for the man or do you want to do something else and retire sooner?
 

flyer172r

Well-known member
Beach, Mountain, the plains of Kansas. Not really the point. Point again is do you want to be flying until your 65 and working for the man or do you want to do something else and retire sooner?
What makes you so sure you'd be successful enough doing something else that you'd be able to retire earlier? There's no guarantees no matter what you do for a living.
 

Ratherbsurfing

Well-known member
Adios children. That many less people to compete with at future interviews. Good luck with whatever job you choose to go with. I'm sure you won't have to pay any dues, you'll make a killing right from the start, the ceo's wife will come over and tuck you in at night, and the ceo him(her)self will come over any time your ba11s itch and scratch them for you.
 

NRHPilot

Well-known member
What makes you so sure you'd be successful enough doing something else that you'd be able to retire earlier? There's no guarantees no matter what you do for a living.
There are no guarantees in life. But if you don't take a chance you will never know.
 

Poahi

Well-known member
Major airline pilots hating them and ...blaming them for killing the industry.
Remember, they are the ones who negotiated your pay rates.

That's the beauty of the seniority system. When you progress through the seniority system, you can do that too.
 

say again

I love her ARSE!!!!
I got out of flying to become a stock broker!!! LOL, and look at me now. Time to start looking again, back to flying I guess.
 

JohnnyP

Well-known member
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Beach, Mountain, the plains of Kansas. Not really the point. Point again is do you want to be flying until your 65 and working for the man or do you want to do something else and retire sooner?
Do something else?...Like what?....

Be a "doctor" like all you guys say...Go back to "medical school" like it is something that takes 12 weeks start to finish, and then it's all 6 figures and wine and chocolate and happiness from there? Get real.....You must have never had a doctor or lawyer as a neighbor.

Is your good buddy and/or neighbor really that happy in his cubicle job just because he gets to come home every night?.....Of course he isn't.

But I guess i'm not a water cooler chat/ office Xmas party kind of guy.
 

Ratherbsurfing

Well-known member
Do something else?...Like what?....

Be a "doctor" like all you guys say...Go back to "medical school" like it is something that takes 12 weeks start to finish, and then it's all 6 figures and wine and chocolate and happiness from there? Get real.....You must have never had a doctor or lawyer as a neighbor.
No it's not that this is the problem with the majority of kids today. The real problem is many have never worked hard for anything. Many have never slaved at minimum wage jobs or served their country to earn their place in life. And thus, they don't realize just how good they have it. But to quote Bob, "the times, they are a changing."
 
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