FL-280 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:13 pm
50!???!!? Damn man. I am just under thirty and thinking of not going, not for my age but for the seniority I will have.
All the power to you...
But I"d urge that you need to rethink this though...
In your 20's and thinking you won't get enough seniority because too many people are hired recently ahead of you?
There will always be someone ahead of you...someone younger than you... you just can't compare... you will never be the most senior... you can't control that.
in this biz you have to look at the merits of the position and the probabilities.
The probability is, if you were hired at 30, you will work a 30-35 year career and retire with a pension as a relatively senior wide body Captain, after making a pile of money flying around the world, and you'll have a pretty good time doing it all...
I was hired older than that and I watched lots of guys junior to, less experienced, and younger than me get hired into AC when I had been trying for years. Frustrating to see so many get on ahead of me, I wondered if I was at the back of the wave when my call came... but turning it down out of spite would have been an enormous mistake.
Good luck with your decision.