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What are the per diems at SR?
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No per diems but you are allowed to bring a peanut butter sandwich to work. There will also be some small vending machines installed in the cockpit if you wish to purchase staff-meals.
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Mig29 wrote:But as I said, no point blaming anyone at this point....hope for the best that things will improve and be more positive in 2013.

Id say more 2018 before everything starts getting positive again

Hope ur right tho.
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VIVRV2 wrote:Isn't it what Jazz did when they took the RJ's from AC bid to do it at a lower cost !! So don't complain when all of a sudden you have competition.
Hmmm .. maybe you should revisit the history books? The regionals ordered the Rj's .. AC took them.
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Confliction wrote:No per diems but you are allowed to bring a peanut butter sandwich to work. There will also be some small vending machines installed in the cockpit if you wish to purchase staff-meals.
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I'm playing devils advocate again; better these EMJ stay in the air with lower cost operation than the operator decide to ground the planes and layoff the pilots all together like transat.

Fact is, it's a very competitive industry and better have planes flying for less than not flying at all.

And as a reminder to those that really can't stand the lower wages, if the lower wages make you this miserable, find a better paying job for another company or in another industry.

Deep down inside I hate this race to the bottom like anyone else. But If I'm not financially satisfied with being a pilot anymore one day, I would do something about it.
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LTD wrote:I'm playing devils advocate again; better these EMJ stay in the air with lower cost operation than the operator decide to ground the planes and layoff the pilots all together like transat.

Fact is, it's a very competitive industry and better have planes flying for less than not flying at all.

And as a reminder to those that really can't stand the lower wages, if the lower wages make you this miserable, find a better paying job for another company or in another industry.

Deep down inside I hate this race to the bottom like anyone else. But If I'm not financially satisfied with being a pilot anymore one day, I would do something about it.
It is a very competitive industry and I bet all operators are trying to save every dollar. But when it comes down to pilots washing planes and cleaning hangars because the company wants to save a few dollars on groomers and janitors, would you still be content at 35k per year while company executives pocket all the extras and bonuses?
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If the company is making solid profits, no I would not accept such low wages.

But if it's between bankruptcy/grounding planes, I would accept lower wages until the company is financially healthy again.
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indieadventurer wrote:
mbav8r wrote:Well they won't have to throw very much at them, there are plenty of 704 jobs paying 60,000 plus for left seat. There was an ad not long ago for Saab 340 captain 75,000/yr. Now Scab regional is going to pay 70,000 for 75 pax jet Captain, absolutely disgusting....
Problem is, there will a line up of Pilots willing to do it.
+1

I would love to see this stopped dead in its tracks now by ALL pilots (captains and fos) agreeing to refuse to fly a 75 pax jet at 70k and 35k, respectively (if that's what it really is). If we don't do it now, when?

But I know how this'll unfold.... :(
As you probably know, some pilots feel tormented by their 703/704 operators...or maybe their going deaf and don't wanna sit beside a prop anymore. Going to SR would provide them with better conditions, a more co-operable dispatch and crew sked, and an FA that brings you coffee.
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LTD wrote:I'm playing devils advocate again; better these EMJ stay in the air with lower cost operation than the operator decide to ground the planes and layoff the pilots all together like transat.

Fact is, it's a very competitive industry and better have planes flying for less than not flying at all.

And as a reminder to those that really can't stand the lower wages, if the lower wages make you this miserable, find a better paying job for another company or in another industry.

Deep down inside I hate this race to the bottom like anyone else. But If I'm not financially satisfied with being a pilot anymore one day, I would do something about it.
LTD

Do you have a mortgage to pay and kids to feed at home?, if the answer is yes then I would be surprised of your comments above.
You can't accept the unacceptable, we are professionals with people's lives in your hands, we spent 60k in our education and training and years of personal and financial sacrifices, we are not fast food industry's employees, do you realize that?
My humble opinion and with all due respect....

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LTD wrote:If the company is making solid profits, no I would not accept such low wages.

But if it's between bankruptcy/grounding planes, I would accept lower wages until the company is financially healthy again.
Just wondering why you feel it's pilot wages that are the cause of a company unable to make it. If management is unable to make a company profitable, i fail to see why the employees should be the ones to suffer for it. Let the CEO's take a pay cut until the company is financially healthy again. If the company's that were poorly managed just went out of business then the strong well managed decent paying companies would be left, allowing pilots actually have decent lifestyle without constantly degrading the terms and conditions.

I would rather see a bankruptcy and grounding planes, even if i work there rather than fund someone else's large paycheck and pension while i accept continually lowering wages.
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tbaylx wrote: Just wondering why you feel it's pilot wages that are the cause of a company unable to make it. If management is unable to make a company profitable, i fail to see why the employees should be the ones to suffer for it. Let the CEO's take a pay cut until the company is financially healthy again. If the company's that were poorly managed just went out of business then the strong well managed decent paying companies would be left, allowing pilots actually have decent lifestyle without constantly degrading the terms and conditions.

I would rather see a bankruptcy and grounding planes, even if i work there rather than fund someone else's large paycheck and pension while i accept continually lowering wages.
Once you learn the fundamentals, you'll also learn the inevitability of this industry. Pilots are not the only part of the system but do play a role.

With new feeder operations subcontracted to mainline:
-Elimination of older style pension plans
-Lower payscales across the board along with (maintenance, pilots, f/a, low service = low cost)
-Employees at Colgan and Comair (US feeders) finally started hitting top of payscale and this year both airlines were shut down due to "high costs"
-You will see numerous bankruptcies/mergers, specially at the regional feeders line, every 7-10 years in line with economic downturns. Suddenly new feeders emerge with exact same payscale but you once again start at year 1.
-Both Air Canada and Air Transat have subcontracted flying to lower cost airlines shafting mainline pilots, just the beginning boys and girls. The collective agreements / scope clause can now be changed via government legislation without employee support and airlines know this (Air Canada, Qantas, etc...)
-New trend is also hiring type rated pilots only which is a significant savings to training. (Canjet, Sunwing, Easyjet, etc...)
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It must be an insult to have to sit beside and hear a senior captain talk about his career making the big bucks flying the 777 the world over and now the EMJ/Q400 is just a hobby and a third or fourth paycheque for him.
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MikeLima wrote:
LTD wrote:I'm playing devils advocate again; better these EMJ stay in the air with lower cost operation than the operator decide to ground the planes and layoff the pilots all together like transat.

Fact is, it's a very competitive industry and better have planes flying for less than not flying at all.

And as a reminder to those that really can't stand the lower wages, if the lower wages make you this miserable, find a better paying job for another company or in another industry.

Deep down inside I hate this race to the bottom like anyone else. But If I'm not financially satisfied with being a pilot anymore one day, I would do something about it.
LTD

Do you have a mortgage to pay and kids to feed at home?, if the answer is yes then I would be surprised of your comments above.
You can't accept the unacceptable, we are professionals with people's lives in your hands, we spent 60k in our education and training and years of personal and financial sacrifices, we are not fast food industry's employees, do you realize that?
My humble opinion and with all due respect....

MikeLima
You're right, I don't have a mortgage and no kids either.. Actually both are pending my financial situation giving the industry. Ironic now that you mention it.
It's true it doesn't make sense. We do deserve much more than what most of us are making.
The problem is, I don't know what to do about it. So sometimes I try to rationalize it the way I did in my previous quote.
But the truth remains, it's not looking good at all.
So what can we do about it?
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Rumor has it acpa has blocked company's idea to have acpa pilots train and check the skyregional guys. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in terms of sky's ability to recruit and train that many guys in such a short time span.
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Hire foreign pilots with EMJ ratings because there is a lack of them in Canada :twisted:
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flyloose wrote:Rumor has it acpa has blocked company's idea to have acpa pilots train and check the skyregional guys.
Incorrect. This hasn't even been suggested. Yet.
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airboy1 wrote:
Once you learn the fundamentals, you'll also learn the inevitability of this industry. Pilots are not the only part of the system but do play a role.

With new feeder operations subcontracted to mainline:
-Elimination of older style pension plans
-Lower payscales across the board along with (maintenance, pilots, f/a, low service = low cost)
-Employees at Colgan and Comair (US feeders) finally started hitting top of payscale and this year both airlines were shut down due to "high costs"
-You will see numerous bankruptcies/mergers, specially at the regional feeders line, every 7-10 years in line with economic downturns. Suddenly new feeders emerge with exact same payscale but you once again start at year 1.
-Both Air Canada and Air Transat have subcontracted flying to lower cost airlines shafting mainline pilots, just the beginning boys and girls. The collective agreements / scope clause can now be changed via government legislation without employee support and airlines know this (Air Canada, Qantas, etc...)
-New trend is also hiring type rated pilots only which is a significant savings to training. (Canjet, Sunwing, Easyjet, etc...)

+1 million.

This is EXACTLY what is happening and will continue to happen. The only way I see this getting fixed is regulating the supply side of the pilot equation. It's already starting to happen because young people are realizing that they can put the same effort in doing something else with the ability to command better wages and job security. Go to any flight school and you'll notice that many of the students being trained are not from Canada and or not planning on staying in Canada.
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CanadianEh wrote:
airboy1 wrote:
Once you learn the fundamentals, you'll also learn the inevitability of this industry. Pilots are not the only part of the system but do play a role.

With new feeder operations subcontracted to mainline:
-Elimination of older style pension plans
-Lower payscales across the board along with (maintenance, pilots, f/a, low service = low cost)
-Employees at Colgan and Comair (US feeders) finally started hitting top of payscale and this year both airlines were shut down due to "high costs"
-You will see numerous bankruptcies/mergers, specially at the regional feeders line, every 7-10 years in line with economic downturns. Suddenly new feeders emerge with exact same payscale but you once again start at year 1.
-Both Air Canada and Air Transat have subcontracted flying to lower cost airlines shafting mainline pilots, just the beginning boys and girls. The collective agreements / scope clause can now be changed via government legislation without employee support and airlines know this (Air Canada, Qantas, etc...)
-New trend is also hiring type rated pilots only which is a significant savings to training. (Canjet, Sunwing, Easyjet, etc...)

+1 million.

This is EXACTLY what is happening and will continue to happen. The only way I see this getting fixed is regulating the supply side of the pilot equation. It's already starting to happen because young people are realizing that they can put the same effort in doing something else with the ability to command better wages and job security. Go to any flight school and you'll notice that many of the students being trained are not from Canada and or not planning on staying in Canada.
Yeah but we'll hire them back here anyway on a seasonal basis :)
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Found this on another Sky Regional forum from 2010

Ng78posted "I'm hearing $31,200 for F/O's plus $14 per hour, and $54,000 for captains plus $22 or $24 an hour. They are aiming for 85 hours per month.

ACPA should definitely be ashamed of allowing Air Canada to use a second Tier 2 operator and allowing them to lower the standards further. This does not help ACPA members, and honestly Air Canada should want to put pressure on Porter by paying slightly more to draw pilots from their operation and increasing Porter's overall costs as well. ACPA definitely dropped the ball in my eyes."

Anyone interviewed or currently working for Sky Regional can actually confirm those are the actual figures?
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