TheStig,TheStig wrote:Cdnpilot77, your point is taken, I'll try to mind my own business. I certainly didn't intend to sound condescending, I've never considered myself to be at the pinnacle of the game. My intention was to simply offer support to those at Jazz who were forced to deal with a difficult choice and ask that the name calling stop. At AC we've been dealt our lumps too.cdnpilot77 wrote:Teacher,
Respectively, I don't entirely disagree with you. But where TheStig is wrong is being at the very pinnacle of the game at AC and telling the 90% who will never ever see anywhere but a fraction of his earnings (myself included) in their entire career, to essentially to suck it up. They fought, you fought but we should all just lie down and take it. That's the message.
I would say that it's certainly easier for people in that position to be standing on the sidelines and criticize the lower echelon for wanting more, or at the very least what he had?
I very clearly understand why the situation is what it is, doesn't mean I have to agree with it or the justification of it.
I am defiantly not suggesting that anyone should mind their own business. Everyone is very much entitled to their opinion and to voice it. I know you've been dealt lumps at AC, but there has always been some sort of correction or positive movement, no? We certainly don't see that happening anytime soon for the good people who will join jazz or the other regionals.
What I really don't want to see is an erosion like we have In The U.S. SilverAirways, pays their Saab f/o's $19k/yr and forced to live in Ft. Lauderdale or Atlanta or the DC area. It is disgusting. I shudder to think of such a day!!
I was shocked while at sim training one year. My sim partner had >4000hrs and had been applying for a DEC at a notable US jet operating regional carrier. He was desperate for that job! What did it pay? $41,000/yr! Why do we want to work towards this, instead of away from it and then justify it?