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  1. O/T, That is by far the worst post you have ever put up here, I really expected more out of somebody like you. Only serves to prove my point, and I suppose not overly surprising when I think about it. AR
  2. With all due respect, you're missing the point entirely. Nobody is begrudging companies making money - it's how they do it that is the problem, particularly when it's at the expense of their own employees. Reference my earlier post. The good outfits out there only serve to highlight how poorly most are run in terms of HR, pay, communication (or lack thereof), and respect. As to the highlighted portion of your post, you couldn't have more backward if you tried. It's precisely this attitude that has brought the industry to what it is for both pilots and engineers. An employment contract
  3. The reality of the situation in aviation is that most of the companies out there are run by people with limited, if any, education in or understanding of, the management of people and resources. Unfortunately there are a precious few who operate with the best of intentions, the rest, well, fly by the seat of their pants (pardon the pun) and leave pilots, engineers, and customers to be treated very poorly. We can all name the companies easily enough. For all you young pilots - and some of you old "company men" - out there, understand one thing about this industry: There is no loyalty amongs
  4. Oh goody, the great northern train wreck rolls on.
  5. Seismic is the biggest shitshow in the industry, don't kid yourself. First they bend the Ops Mgr over. Then the CP. Then the DOM. Then, well, for the pilots and mechanics #### really does flow downhill. Watch out below! AR
  6. I'm honestly starting to believe this forum has to be a collection of some of the most ignorant people in the country, and I mean in the literal sense of the word. "First world problems," indeed, well put. Fortunately I know a lot of very intelligent people in this industry, who do think critically, and understand the systems in which they work and live and the various constraints put on them. Because to flip through this site over the years a person could be easily lead to believe there are no such beasts to be found. It is no wonder there are countless shitstorms masquerading as hel
  7. sirlandsalot, I posted a public document, which contains a lot of valuable information for the people in this industry, why would I be culpable in anything? I'm not sure you understand how this process works? If said individuals did not want their employment records made public, then I may suggest they have refrained from signing the offer of employment from a Government agency in the first place? It has NOTHING to do with where I work or how I would feel, as I work for a private company and stipulate privacy in both directions in my contract. They sign a very different document.
  8. Some of you make me laugh. This is a public document, open to public viewing. In case I missed something, THIS is the public. I think it's very relevant on a number levels given the ceaseless moaning and complaining that goes on here. It is also an extremely valuable reminder that should you want to work for the gov't in any respect, you are now in the Public Domain. Something worth considering before one pulls the trigger. I for one, am flabbergasted reading that report, as I'm sure most of you are as well. By all means, pull the thread so we can get back to trashing the usua
  9. http://pslrb-crtfp.gc.ca/decisions/fulltext/2011-108_e.asp AR
  10. I do not "profess," I am relaying concrete observations. Also, the statement you're referring to was an online attempt at sarcasm... guess it did't quite fly? Other than this, I think the rest of your post holds a lot of valuable discussion material, thanks for contributing. The only part of it I will talk about is this: ' "In fairness," indeed. However to borrow a tired cliche, but an apt one, "Life is not fair." Nor is this industry. It is about money, and while this may be a morally disagreeable viewpoint, and one that cannot be fully placed on the shoulders of owners, it is the re
  11. Well, First off, it's nice to be back home on the patio after a safe summer! Beer is cold...! Other than the tragic accident with Campbell this May, I think it has been an unusually safe summer on the fire front, despite many of the agencies best efforts to the contrary, and a great deal of pilots these days who seem utterly incapable of standing up for themselves, their employer, or the safety of those in their care. Before I launch into my assessment of the general failings of the Fire agencies we work for (another post to follow up on the ASRD one earlier this year), I feel it
  12. I really have no idea what you are going on about. Another topic wasted. Until next time. AR
  13. I have no idea what you are talking about, I simply have put forward that given your position as a moderator, this topic could and should be cleaned up and made somewhat useful again. Take it for what it's worth. At this point the entire point of the original topic is gone, and even a decent tangent or two has been wasted. Site has been like this for far too long. AR
  14. With all due respect, why don't you do some moderation instead of just closing the thread. There are a fair number of posts here that can be disposed of or edited without just closing the thread. AR
  15. This is exactly the attitude I was referring to in the OP. 30yrs you say? Of what, exactly, I'm curious? Because if you had any idea what you are talking about the above quote would never have come off your keyboard. You seem to be overstating your experience somewhat, as I know a great many of the now retired BCFS personnel who actually had 30yrs in and developed a pretty good understanding of what works and what doesn't, where the lines are between running a fire and running a helicopter. I'm afraid your posts smack of a lack of experience and/or over-confidence in your knowledge o
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