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by ant_321
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is being a Commercial Pilot in Canada worth it?
Replies: 46
Views: 3066

Re: Is being a Commercial Pilot in Canada worth it?

The OP came on here to be released from his dream. He wants permission from us to go and do something else with his life, and the way he's asking for that permission is that he wants to hear that "it's not worth it." Go, OP, you are released. Do something else with your life, and you don'...
by ant_321
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is being a Commercial Pilot in Canada worth it?
Replies: 46
Views: 3066

Re: Is being a Commercial Pilot in Canada worth it?

Exactly. The median annual income in Canada is $33,000. According to StatsCanda, median income in 2018 was $36,400, but the average was $48k. I can't find the statistics at the moment, but in most other socio-economic class B jobs, I bet the median income is a lot higher. Being a commercial pilot i...
by ant_321
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is being a Commercial Pilot in Canada worth it?
Replies: 46
Views: 3066

Re: Is being a Commercial Pilot in Canada worth it?

Obviously things are tough right now but it will come back at some point. It may not be the most secure industry but you can certainly make a good living doing it. The money sucks at first for sure but Most people who complain about the money long term are people that weren’t willing to make a move ...
by ant_321
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Space Agency Political Selection
Replies: 34
Views: 2023

Re: Canadian Space Agency Political Selection

The old saw about "those who can, do; those who can't, teach" is a bad slur on teachers, IMHO. It would be better phrased: "...those who can't, become politicians." [off topic] The same can be said for flight instructors - the best instructors are also the best pilots. And actua...
by ant_321
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew
Replies: 23
Views: 3016

Re: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew

I hope not too many people think like you guys. The only chance most of us have at getting back to work is large scale vaccination.
by ant_321
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Garneau's fireside chat and PR campaign.
Replies: 50
Views: 3975

Re: Garneau's fireside chat and PR campaign.

Wrong. You wrote: I ask you again: what do you want Garneau to do to fix this? If people aren't flying, there is nothing he can do. He doesn't control quarantine requirements in other countries either. Financial aid for airlines will not affect whether you're working or on EI. Digits, assuming you ...
by ant_321
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience
Replies: 82
Views: 14823

Re: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience

I just got a job washing dishes at a hospital and it pays $26 an hour (extra $1.20 for night shift). :shock: Might be an option if you can afford the hit to the ego. What province are you in? So far I’ve dug holes for $20/hr and drove a van for $17. Washing dishes for $26/hr doesn’t sound too bad!
by ant_321
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 124
Views: 7668

Re: Has anybody given up?

I think you need to find a new school. See if that gives you a more positive outlook. I did a PPL in 6 weeks. There’s no way it should be taking anyone years.
by ant_321
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience
Replies: 82
Views: 14823

Re: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience

I’ve applied to about 100 jobs and haven’t been able to get an interview for anything. I am currently working at my second temporary gig I’ve gotten through friends. Didn’t apply for either.
by ant_321
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Educational Assistance while on CEWS
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Educational Assistance while on CEWS

I don’t think you would be eligible for any assistance as you are technically currently employed. I know one person that asked to be taken off CEWS so he could file for EI and apply for funding.
by ant_321
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Alcohol

Some of the best drinkers i've ever met were commercial pilots. TC isn't checking CCTV from the bar, Only what you tell them. Cheers. :lol: :lol: I probably drink 5 times as much at work (relax, on layovers) than I do at work. I’ll go weeks not drinking at home but as long as the layover is long en...
by ant_321
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Suggestions for EFB/cooler bag
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Suggestions for EFB/cooler bag

TravelPro is what my company provides and it is crap. I would not but any of it I had to lay down my own cash. Your lucky if it lasts 2 years. All my peaces are not awesome. There is better. I only use it cause it’s free. Interesting. I have 3 pieces of travelpro luggage that I’ve had for 5 years a...
by ant_321
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines ask MP’s to have COVID rules relaxed ..
Replies: 47
Views: 6795

Re: Airlines ask MP’s to have COVID rules relaxed ..

We simply shouldn’t re-start airline operations beyond a minimum, therefore there’s no need to relax the rules or make exceptions during a pandemic. VFR traffic (with apology to Air Transat and Sunwing) is simply non-essential. Thanks to FaceTime, Skype, Cisco, and Zoom most work/visits can be easi...
by ant_321
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Working while on CEWS
Replies: 21
Views: 5942

Re: Working while on CEWS

The way I see it your current pay is being paid by the government, well ultimately by the Canadian tax payer via Sunwing. I'm pretty sure its not coming out of there pocket? These payments being put in place to enable you to manage while also allowing Sunwing to keep there workforce in place for th...
by ant_321
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Working while on CEWS
Replies: 21
Views: 5942

Re: Working while on CEWS

The way I understand it CERB is basically an EI replacement with similar rules with working. CEWS is a subsidy given to companies to pay their employees. My pay check show up every two weeks from Sunwing not the government of Canada. I don’t see working another job being a problem.
by ant_321
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Working while on CEWS
Replies: 21
Views: 5942

Re: Working while on CEWS

If you’re on CEWS your cheque’s are coming from your company. I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to work. I couldn’t find an official answer one way or another. I do know a lot of guys double dipping.
by ant_321
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 5229

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

Absolutely not. If I’m not able to go back to my previous job when this is over I’ll be doing whatever I can to get back in the cockpit somewhere. There aren’t many jobs where you can make this much money for this little work. I prefer to not work for a living.
by ant_321
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1797

Re: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?

I’ll give it a go. Obviously we are in very uncertain times right now so I’ll base my info off of before the pandemic. What are some annoying things about your job? -long days -seniority system that can more or less put you in “golden handcuffs” once you get to a certain point in a company -the shit...
by ant_321
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 6208

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

I don’t really see how reaching out to someone you know/knew for info is being a kiss ass. I’ve had plenty of people I haven’t talked to in years inquire about where I work. And a significant part of what got me in the door at my current job was help from a friend of a friend.
by ant_321
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Will Flair/Sunwing survive
Replies: 26
Views: 7311

Re: Will Flair/Sunwing survive

I would bet a lot of money there won’t be a merger. Sunwing airlines is simply a shuttle bus to service their hotels. I don’t see a scenario in a downturn where a merger does anything to help the hunters. I’m still reasonably confident Swg will survive as long as the borders open up this winter, but...

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