Ahhhhhhhh I wonder what the low time pilots there are doing? All the contractors have been laid off so I’m sure they will be more eager to start bringing up some young guys. By 4 weeks on and 2 weeks off you must mean 35/7. Hard to keep a schedule when you have 25 machines and 27 pilots. I’m sure by them giving you the opportunity to “go for it” as you put it you mean they ran you right to 42/5. I’m not sure I would call working in the Arctic glamourous as you mentioned, you obviously haven’t been there in either of the two seasons it has, summer or winter. Could there be a reason why some people stay there for a while? I have an idea why, and let’s be honest the pay is still from 84’. Maybe the company needs to stop thinking of itself as a stepping stone for pilots and start investing in this industry, in my opinion they are one of the reasons why the industry is where it is. Always looking for the cheap help and not realizing when they have good people. There is a reason why people leave and yes some search for the perfect job and those people will never find it cuz it don’t exist, but a company that has steady work, pays well and respects their employees and doesn’t think of them as parts in a machine will never have to go looking for people. The key fundamentals are missing that’s why it’s mostly the same companies looking for people and have threads on the forums. I don’t buy the whole “oh it’s cheaper to run an add all year long” or “Maybe that magic person will apply” if your looking for a cheaper way to find people your going to get cheap people applying.