|Sorry Dan, I think it is you who is missing the point.
Personally, I don't have a problem with a job that may or may not include clipping Grandma's toenails as long as it is well defined and laid out clearly.
The problem here is that the OP or whomever wrote the job ad pooched it by way of poorly articulating what is expected and for what money. It should be listed as a contract flying job, period. If there are any available takers then fine. Don't combine all of the other convoluted mess about mowing lawns and driving miss daisy and then cry foul when people call you on it.
The Job ad reads as such in this order.
>Position Title: Pilot - Aircraft Manager
>Reports To: Owner
>Responsibilities:....• Additional duties of the job as assigned by the owner may include but are not limited to driving a limosine, company marketing, jobsite work, farm chores, and/or landscaping (no I'm not kidding).
The "job" in question at this point is the one which is Pilot reporting to the Owner who may request a multitude of non related and menial tasks unrelated to that of a pilot.
Only under "Salary" at the bottom does it mention that there are options for compensation and again it is very poorly worded in my opinion. It does not say "If you decide to be on call and flying only, you are not going to be expect to anything but fly the aircraft"
Splitting hairs? Absolutely. Would the owner split hairs if a CV came across his desk with a cover letter that was worded this poorly? He would expect a professional pilot to be able to articulate clearly what his intentions/desires are with regard to the job in question.
Should it be up to the potential hire to ask for written clarification as to what he may or may not be expected to do or should it be detailed in a Job Description, a formal document that usually doesn't sound like it may or may not include 5 or 6 different professional disciplines. Does one exist for this position?
Lets face it, who is going to get this job, someone who only wants to fly, which in turn forces the owner to hire another person to do all of the menial, laborious, non-flying jobs? Not in my opinion. He is going to wade through the pile until someone bites and signs up for the whole shootin match thereby giving him one less person to manage, one less EI contribution etc, etc. Is this going to be the best "pilot" for the job... maybe. Admittedly they are not an aviation company so who is going to vet the candidates for them to find the most safe pilot to fly the wife, kids and co-workers to the cottage? Who is going to do the check ride to make sure the guy or girl is up to snuff? 750 hours? 500 on floats? That's just about the "cocky hour" range when your shit doesn't stink isn't it? Instrument rating??? SPIFR in a piston Beaver on floats... hmmm.
The only real candidate for a "flying only" scenario would be someone retired, meets the qualifications (current IR) and happens to live beside the airport in question, not likely in my opinion.
90 minutes to get the airplane fuelled/oiled, prepped, flight planned and warmed up from zero to airborne?? I get 60 minutes to be in my airplane for MEDEVAC flights with full dispatch, loadmaster and fuelling team on site, and that's in a turbine in the tropics, not a radial in -20.
If the applicant, for whatever reason, wanted to say "Hey, I only want to fly"....you'd get paid a fair rate, but only get paid for the 150 hrs per year and AC mgnt
Sorry, how do you know this? What is "fair" and please share it with us who are curious.
What do you mean "for whatever reason"? Don't pilots generally want to earn their salaries as pilots? Or is it just because the job in question is a float job, people expect that you are somehow deserving of shovelling a man's horseshit and mowing his lawn to feed your own family?
Irving Oil has a corporate -2 that flies the owners to their cottages about as much as this machine is expected to. I believe they pay in the region of 8K per month for the summer float season. No horseshit, marketing, limo driving or landscaping involved. I don't know the company in question but would it be out of line to require them to pay their corporate pilot 30 or 40 percent of that just to be a pilot? I think not.
That's the way it works in aviation. You buy a corporate airplane and need a pilot? ... you pay for a pilot.
If you can't afford a corporate pilot, get your licence or sell the airplane.
It's kind of like saying that you went out and bought yourself a submarine and don't know how to drive it, but if there are any submarine drivers who would like a job where I will pay you only when I want to go submarining great... oh, there aren't any who can afford to live like that? ... well if you cut my grass and shovel my horseshit I will pay you a wage you can live on... Deal?
I will be very interested to know if this job gets filled "flying only", ever. That would be a real surprise to me.
I think Cdnpilot77's situation, living next door and the family proximity etc, etc, is one in a million and when the job gets filled by another person, it will be out of sheer hunger to fly the Beaver and the pilot will be miserable with all of the other crap to do while peeking through the hanger door, wondering when he's gonna get to go apply his skills again.
My day off today.. family's out and I just killed an hour and a half on this.