Professionalism, telling the truth, and treating people with respect.
All too often, I tell myself, treat others as you would want to be treated tell the truth, be honest, and be up front. There is nothing worse than that sinking feeling of mistrust,hate mongering or living with a lie. Especially when lies and deceit affect the lives of other in a negative way. So very recently this evil demon has once again raised its ugly head.
Here is what happened.
There I was, coming to a time when a decision had to be made about moving on back to Canada for work. I had been speaking with who I though was a really nice guy working a small operation with a few jet boxes in the lower mainland. He seemed all to eager to help with some work. I was ready to put in a solid effort, attitude 100% positive, the day came, I got the call, my PPC had been scheduled for the following day so I hustled over to the mainland for the ride. It was a beautiful sunny day, not a cloud in the sky, after a day of studying the stuff I was ready, the training flights went well. At 13:00 in the door came non other than KO my heart sank, thinking “great” may as well been Guy Smith, I’m done, this guy is going to cut my flying to pieces and there is no way I will be able to impress this guy or pass the ride for that matter. I was extremely nervous, but gave it my best shot, and much to my surprise actually achieved what the examiner termed as “walking on water” for several of the sections of the ride and the elusive “4” at the end of the column. In fact I got 6 (4’s). and all the rest 3’s. Not only was I very pleased with myself for achieving such a high standard with such a remarkable and even a legendary pilot. The ride was informative and I picked up a few pointers as well.
So back home till the call to get going and everyone was smiles, me included! Life was good!
Friday and Saturday flew by I was still riding that feeling of accomplishment, feeling great, work was on the way!
Then it hit! Sunday 10am without warning I received a call from the boss, his first words were “ I am not going to be able to use you” when I asked what had changed, he was unable to provide an explanation and wanted off the telephone fast. I said “ hold on” what’s up? He replied “ No, No” Sorry can’t use you! Got to go thanks!
So what happened to giving a guy a chance? What was said to this guy and by whom that he was so scared even to explain, or provide any information. Was this the mysterious non existent black balling that doesn’t exist in this industry perpetuated by men of great honor?
Who would do such a thing and sewer a guy, without speaking to him face to face and allowing at the very least an opportunity to defend himself.
I am still in shock. To those who are quick to criticize me for having a less than perfect opinion of this industry I hope this little “true” story sheds some light on the reality of the slimeball behavior that exists amongst management and the “great men” in this industry.
I would like nothing more than to believe he opposite, but the proof is in the pudding as granny used to say.