- Nov 26, 2001
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What bothers me is that this is posted as "fact" with no attrribution or sources cited.This doesn't bother you?
Originally Posted by CiFIknow View Post
I apologize, but I was a public employee at one point. I spent 12 years working in County government before I started flying. For my 12 years of service I will collect $28,000 per year after I turn 50, until the day I die. That is in today's dollars, subject to cost of living adjustments after I begin collecting.
We have them here in the Detroit area, work 20 years, get 50% of you last three years pay, Cola, full benefits, They you get hired into another job in the City while collecting a Pension at age 43, and get build up another pension after 10 years more serviceWhat bothers me is that this is posted as "fact" with no attrribution or sources cited.
If this mysterious author is being 100% truthful in his account of the pension benefits conferred by his county, those benefits would be a matter of public record. He would have nothing to fear by naming the state and county for which he worked or the type of work he did, especially if he were posting (as he has done here) anonymously.
I do believe that public pensions for the most part are too generous and do not reflect conditions in the "real world." However, I find it hard to believe that any state or county official would sign-off on a pension plan as generous as the one described.
Yes...low paying pilot jobs, many of which went away causing much instability in the piloting profession. I realize nobody on here consideres your opinion when it comes to career advice. But for the sake of the children, please don't pollute their minds with tall-tales romanticizing aviation as a career.No it was Carter who de-reged the Aviation Business by doing a away with the CAB. There creating 10,000's of pilot jobs.
There may be others who share your opinion, there may be others who share my opinion.Yes...low paying pilot jobs, many of which went away causing much instability in the piloting profession. I realize nobody on here consideres your opinion when it comes to career advice. But for the sake of the children, please don't pollute their minds with tall-tales romanticizing aviation as a career.
At the end of the day, THAT is what matters. I think Unions have overstepped their bounds in a lot of cases. And I am as pro-capitalism as the next guy...to an extent. Much like the tens of thousands of flying jobs you speak of, we keep hearing how more people are finding work. The problem is: How well do these jobs pay? On a small scale, the flying profession (due to a multitude of reasons) is leaving many people without a pot to piss in during their retirement years. Same goes for the country on a macro level. Sure, the job numbers may show growth, but what does it mean when 2/3 of those jobs are service level/retail oriented/part time jobs? It means the very system you and I are pushing for (Capitalism) is moving closer towards a society that depends on government hand outs. Much like Poorly managed companies that get the unions they "ask for", the ultra-elite and uber-rich in this country are "asking for" government intervention.good point, none and none,