If that is the best argument you can come up with, we'll never get it.
1 for 2 would be a good tradeoff. 1 for 1 would be nice, but it is somewhat generous. Having said that, it is a very common industry practice.[/quote]
WTF?? Why would you sell yourself short?
Years of service. End of story. You want to sit in the right seat for up to 8 years (which could likely happen) and then slide over to year 4? No chance. 8 years with a company is worth a lot more than that..
Next opinion will probably get me in trouble but here goes. I think a capt that has 5 years experience in the left seat is of more value to the company than an FO with 5 years who just upgraded. I know, I know, there are exceptions to every rule but this is in general.[/quote]
Oh Mamma Mia, you need to really think this one over again.
You are trying to tell me that a 5 year Captain is MORE valuable than a first year Captain???
IT IS THE SAME DAMN JOB.
You really need to understand that not everyone who came here, came from jazz, or CMA, or Georgian, or (insert Turboprop here) company. Guess what? Some guys came here as ex-jet captains from previous lives. You think that they are still valued less than a King Air pilot that cuts there teeth as a jet Captain for the first time? You are unbelievable if you think that way. You are part of the reason why Tier 2 and Tier 3 companies pay what they do - because the Big Wigs think you are not worth more.
You do two flights from A to B. Same two Captains. Same responsibilities. Same result. Why is one worth more than the other?
Awaiting your response..