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by MichaelP
Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: How many of you get a reply?
Replies: 27
Views: 4262

A company that sends a reply especially a polite one, is probably a company that people want to work for. I know that it is the nature of people to complain... I hear Air Canada pilots doing it all the time and they have the jobs that many on this site aspire to :shock: I also am responsible for put...
by MichaelP
Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: How many of you get a reply?
Replies: 27
Views: 4262

BS! Unless it's your retirement job, tell it like it is! My CP used to laugh his ass off at lines like that... At least he saw the funny side of it... If you can live with humour you go a long way to surviving in this industry. I used to get a reply to a job application or a letter of interest ever...
by MichaelP
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: How many of you get a reply?
Replies: 27
Views: 4262

If it's a proper company the CP delegates the task to his secretary 8) I don't mind so much when it's a one man band, but some of the bigger operators do have the resources to retain their credibility as professional organisations by being somewhat civil in their behaviour. These organisations have ...
by MichaelP
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What are CFI's getting paid?
Replies: 26
Views: 3714

O.k. so everyone does it because it is required proceedure,,yet in the past it was not done..... ....so what benefit is there now for the private pilot student to take longer to plan a local flight with an instructor than it takes us to plan an trans oceanic flight? It pacifies the authorities afte...
by MichaelP
Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: How many of you get a reply?
Replies: 27
Views: 4262

Personally I think the lack of replies is rude.
Most of us apply online these days.
Simply clicking 'Reply' and sending a standard paragraph like: "Thank you for your interest in this company.
We are sorry that there are no positions to suit your qualifications at this time." would suffice.
by MichaelP
Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What are CFI's getting paid?
Replies: 26
Views: 3714

The West London Aero Club paid £500 a month base pay, the CFI said he wanted his instructors to be able to live. Then they were paid £8.50 an hour for 20 hours a month, £12.50 for 20 to 30 hours, and £20 an hour for hours above 30 flown in a month. One could live on that. Getting the JAR licences is...
by MichaelP
Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What are CFI's getting paid?
Replies: 26
Views: 3714

Answer: (1) Researching the weather, getting all the ATIS reports over the phone etc even though a simple look outside like today will tell you it's bright sunshine... Waiting for the aeroplane to come back from the delayed previous flight so that oil, and fuel can be checked, and a weight and balan...
by MichaelP
Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: How many of you get a reply?
Replies: 27
Views: 4262

How many of you get a reply?

It is always delightful when a potential employer responds to one's enquiry about employment.
Why is it that most aviation companies are so rude as not to respond?

I'd be happy even for a rude reply: "Go away", at least you know that your response to a job advertisement has been received!
by MichaelP
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What are CFI's getting paid?
Replies: 26
Views: 3714

I don't think that there's a good answer to the question whether students get good training when instructors often have limited experience and work for low pay. I looked into labour law myself before I quit instructing in September 2005. We have a case, but I would have had to make a complaint again...
by MichaelP
Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I need an instructor, lower mainland.
Replies: 15
Views: 1773

I am available until I find something that pays!
I work part time at Pro.
If you need me I can be reached via e-mail.
Michael Peare 5,780 hours logged with at least 2,500 tailwheel.
Class 2 instructor, (+expired aerobatic instructor rating).
Group 1 IR.

I'm looking for float time myself :D

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