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How Pilots Should Be Paid

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Gold Memeber,


I do not wish to sling mud, now, or ever for that matter.


The actual number associated with compensation is not at the heart of the matter either. For me, flying is what I do because I enjoy it. I have worked very hard in this country and out, safely and competently for quite a number of years now, not as much as some, and more than others. In order for me to enjoy my job, I have to have a sense of self worth, worth to my employer, and the rspect of my co-workers and employers alike.


This is very difficult to achieve in Canadian aviation as we know it today. For every pilot who is being treated well, paid fairly for his or her services, and treated with respect, there are many others who endure very poor working conditions, pay, and treatment by co-workers and employers. Now don't get me wrong, this is definitely a two way street. Every employer has been shafted by an employee at some point. I have have been management and employee as well, so have seen things from both sides.


GM. This is not about the grass being greener on the other side. It's about watering our own as you say. To continue your metaphor, how do we water the grass without any water? Those poeple pushing for change, good or bad, provide that water. If you don't like the result - cut the grass, and try again.


Personally, I think unions are a slippery slope as I am the BIGGEST proponent of advancement by merit, but there must be some middle ground from where we currently sit. Companies that encourage pilots to break rules, low timer abuse, WAY under qualified people in managment positions, equitable pay, benefits, and job security are all issues facing out industryat the moment. These need to be addressed don't you think? How? Well that's why were're having this chat isn't it?


Bleedvalve. You may have some constructive things to say, and being newish to this forum, I'd like to hear them and hold no bias - can you cut the sarcasm for a bit?



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