andy_mtl wrote:Greetings !
First of all Superchargedrs... please be realistic. Everyone when you go fly will ask you about if you have a gf wife bf husband or what else.
My experience in a few words:
Started off in a skydive centre where i spent 3.5 summers. At first i was a bit terrified of the idea of coming out at work.
Eventually i did.. maybe a week into it.
I had only great experiences there.
Even tho the skydive world is filled with the super duper macho ego thing... if didnt bother me or them any bit.
I have only good memories from my paradrop days.
After that i moved up to Thunder Bay to fly for Thunder, and again nothing but good comments there too.
I remember coming out to one of my captain in fort severn. It was hilarious actually. Dave if you re reading this!
At Thunder everyone made me feel welcome and not judged. Made some great friends along the way, and educated some people on the topic , that, up north isnt being discussed much.
Finally i moved over to Jazz.
I believe Jazz must be the most accepting and welcoming employer in the industry to anyone that is different if so i can say. Meaning race sexuality and so on everyone is accepted.
My training class was just awesome. All the guys were really great. I tried to lay low... but only lasted about 45 mins when they asked ... tell us something about you and i go :
I love to go Hunting!
(Everyone looking like.. wtf?)
And i complete me sentence:
Hunting.... at the mall for specials! Lol!
Anyway, moving onto the line i flew in yvr for a few months in yyz for another few months and finally back to yul.
Every captain i fly with ends up asking me if i have a gf ( seriously guys? You even bother asking?
And when i state i have a partner they all understand.
Havent had any issues to date, couple of guys stop the convo rather quickly wich is ok and i respect that. Some other ask more questions and thats cool too.
There will always be the person that wont underatand why but i m not there to change their ideas or anything.
Im there to do my job be a professional and have fun doing it.
If you have any questions feel free to Pm me.
Also like stated above, canadian aviation pride on fb is a great group.
Hey Andy,are those Unicorns and rainbows still following you everywheres?