This is basically my mentality... I have read through COS18, and even if you were to make the absolute bare minimum credit hours a month, the salary is around 61000/year CAD, not including the housing allowance. With the housing allowance, you are looking at around 90000 cad/year. Even with rent being 3500 - 4000 cad a month, 90000 a year is not bad IF you are young and single... hell it's the same thing as making 37000 (or whatever the base pay is now without per diems) at jazz and paying 1500-2000 a month for rent in Toronto. Even if I am a glorified computer monitor, I agree with shiny, i'd rather spend a layover in Frankfurt or Sydney then Timmins or Thunder Bay.Shinyjetsyndrome wrote: ↑Fri May 17, 2019 9:23 amYou make more as a Cathay year 1 SO than a year 1-4 AC FO on flat pay (min guarantee ~$93k/year CAD) and this is on the CX D scale or COS18. Rent is higher but you’ll still be better off. If anything, we're fighting for better wages in Canada by leaving the country. Sure, it might get a bit boring sitting up front during cruise only, but for someone who wants to travel and see the world, this deal is amazing, especially for a 250 hour pilot! Personally, I'd much rather spend my layovers in Barcelona or Sydney than Kugluktuk! Not a wasteful career in my opinion, but a rather successful one.
Again, nothing wrong with Jazz or spending time in Timmins, i'm just trying to put things in as neutral a perspective as possible. I know that people who hate CX will not see it any other way and will say run like the wind, but I will always keep an open mind and try to look at positives as much as possible, rather then always dwell on the negatives