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  1. Alright buddy, enough already. A fellow pilot got hurt and it’s serious. So either donate or take your bull$hit back to the jab part of this forum, and get some help.
  2. Employers that don’t pay can also find themselves with a reputation. The person I know that made a claim was asked to come back a few years later. That employer has a poor reputation and hard time finding employees. If you make a claim, you don’t get paid what was not owed to you. If the employer can’t figure out the federal labour code and the exceptions applicable to our industry, that is their own fault. If a new employer will not hire you because you made a claim, then you did yourself a favor. Most owners, CP’s, and ops managers already know the reputation
  3. https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/workplace/federal-labour-standards/filing-complaint.html This will cost you nothing and is not much effort. I know a person that filed a claim and got what was owed. Might take a while. Just make sure it is federal and not provincial, as we are federally regulated. Good luck, and get what you are owed. We spend enough time away from family and friends to not get compensated for our time. A good company won’t care if you made a claim against your last employer. If they do, you probably don’t want to work for them.
  4. “The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, today announced details of the government’s plans to require COVID-19 vaccination across the federal public service and federally regulated transportation sectors. Under the new policy, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration, including members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, will be required to confirm their vaccination status by October 29, 2021. Those who are unwilling to disclose their vaccination status or to be fully vaccinated will be placed on administrative leave without
  5. ROTOR, This might help you understand what I was referring to. The World health organization refers to it as the “infodemic”. The article has nothing to do with conspiracy theories, Microsoft, Bill Gates, crooked companies, ect. I think it’s an interesting read no matter what side of the fence you are on in regards to covid. As it doesn’t have much to do with Covid. It may help some people understand why others have formed such strong opinions and can’t see their point of view. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/information-overload-helps-fake-news-spread-and
  6. What claim? No study needed. It’s a word get a dictionary.
  7. Longline, You may want to educate yourself on the definition of asymptomatic. It will help you understand the post you are referring to.
  8. Grayhorizon sorry to hear about your mom’s condition. I know two people that have lost a loved one due to COVID-19. One had a preexisting health conditions, the other did not. It can be very frustrating and hurtful to the families that have lost someone and have to keep seeing conspiracy theories about covid all day long everywhere you look. So for everyone that uses the internet for your own personal research. You may want to learn how big tech and free internet services work and have evolved. You may want to ask yourself how big tech and social media make billions of dollars o
  9. Looks like the pilot did a good job of getting it on the ground with half the tail boom missing. Could have been worse.
  10. Yes the education level of some people is a big part of it, but all you pro-vaxxer and anti-vaxxer extremists should watch “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix.
  11. Not sure if the federal government cares where we stand. I personally don’t care if we have to get the jab. I’m more interested to see if our passenger will eventually require it to fly. https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/news/2021/08/government-of-canada-to-require-vaccination-of-federal-workforce-and-federally-regulated-transportation-sector.html
  12. So you figure it out yet bad burritos. 10% of the scum of this industry are on the forum according to this guy. Its just like anything else you read online these days. It’s all just opinions created from different experiences. Some bitter some not. Lots of BS, like any other industry. Only difference is everyone seems to think they are really important once a helicopter gets involved. good luck to you.
  13. Can’t remember my last scenic flight. I don’t have a problem saying no to a customer. That’s the difference between a pilot with experience and a low timer. None of us get paid enough for pushing weather. I especially don’t push weather to get my clients out into the bush. It’s just a job. Your not special because you can fly below weather minimums.
  14. Your must be an awesome pilot (sarcasm). I’d rather play it safe and have the customers upset with me and still be alive. Your the reason low time pilots get pushed around by the customers. “Last guy did it”. where do you work so I never make the mistake of working with you? How long have you been in the industry?
  15. I haven’t heard of any layoffs yet. I know a few pilots that are currently in training and some that just finished. Also some are postponed. I think some operators are waiting to see what happens with TC and training extensions. Looks like HAC is working hard trying to get training & PPC’s extended until the end of October. “March 27, 2020 Ladies & Gentlemen: It has been a wild ride – and it’s not nearly over yet. HAC has been participating in calls with TC three times a week on this subject. Yesterday’s call was the most productive so far. Draft minutes of the te
  16. I didn't realize that Part III of the Canada labour code changed in 2019. I'm not sure what HAC is trying to argue. http://mediaedgedigital.com/supplierinsights/hac/hac-continues-to-push-for-exemptions-to-the-new-hours-of-work-provisions-in-the-canada-labour-code If I am in the Arctic, I would be on shift. so what does it matter if the customer wants to go flying in an hour?? Why would I need 24 hour or 96 hour notice? I could see if i'm at home on a rotation and am needed back at work ASAP this could become a problem. What am I missing?????
  17. Heard a rumor from a few people that Alberta forestry might be starting to average hours this year. Anyone know more?
  18. Hahahaha. shakey why did you tell him. Now I could lose my feeble career. haha
  19. Sorry Old, I mistook your previous posts as negative and derogatory towards pilots. I do have an excellent rotation and I am compensated very well. In the past I have worked for companies all using the hour averaging program. I know what some of these guys are going through. Every company I have worked for has a different way of recording hours worked. If I was looking for work. I would make the employer explain how the company expects me record time worked in the interview, just so there are no surprises. If the employer thinks I’m going to be a problem and doesn’t want to hire me,
  20. ya I guess we should all be thankful that we don’t have to dig ditches. I guess us scum bag pilots couldn’t do anything else but dig ditches. Lol.
  21. My 15 years in the industry has taught me the only difference between the low time pilot and experienced pilot is, you clean less toilets and sweep the hangar less if your busy flying. I’ve seen CP’s cleaning toilets. I highly doubt any company will want a minimum wage 100 hour pilot looking at the books.
  22. Sh*t. You may have just solved everyone’s problem. Make sure you tell every TC inspector in all the regions. The two I talked to both had a different opinion, and actually got in a bit of a dispute about it.
  23. More people should be reporting abuse of the program. Here is the link if anyone feels a company has abused the TFW program. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/foreign-workers/fraud.html
  24. Not the pilots and operators that are competing in Ft Nelson. I’m just guessing, but the operating cost is got to be lower with all TFW’s as employees. So do the Canadians have to go to NZ for interviews or would they be kind enough to do video interviews like for the Aussies? I was having a few beers with a relative a few days ago and he said “why are most of the heli pilots in Canada from NZ and OZ” I said “I’m guessing that you were flying in fort Nelson” I also mentioned that maybe he should use a company that doesn’t take advantage of the TFW program.
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