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We should all be agreeing to a change in our compensation and schedule packages in 2019.

We DO and say YES, more than we RESIST and say NO.

Does anyone know of a company that implements duty days or hours of work for AMEs 

 

 

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Haha, WHODAT

resist and and say no.... want to know why that don’t work, cause every time you stand up and try to make things better, your fellow employee runs to management and offers to do anything and everything he/she wants..sometimes it’s unbelievable 

guess who management chooses,,,,

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On 2/27/2019 at 10:55 AM, freck said:

How many guys out there are just fed up with being away from home and have found the luster of flying isn't quite what the brochure said it would be? I'm taking this season off myself. Maybe I'll get the itch again but after 15 years of flying it's no longer a privilege to fly your machine. I know the usuals will pipe up and say the usual but to each his own.

I'm in the exact same boat. After 15 yrs I'm fed up as well, taking some time off and back to school.

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Doesn’t surprise me there are now shortages.  Many have left through attrition as well as changed careers midstream.

I have been an AME in this industry for 39 years now, having been employed in commercial, corporate, as well as government. I’m semi retired now, and enjoyed it for the most part, due to the passion we all have for this industry.

It’s sad to see the commercial helicopter industry hasn’t changed much and won’t change, until we as professionals refuse to work under these same conditions that have been around since the 80’s. Companies continue to under bid each other and try to make it throughout the year, partially on the backs of its professional pilots and engineers.

 

 

 

 

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What goes around comes around, as one of the oldest members on this site, you had the chance to form an association and Blew it. 

I don't feel sorry for any of you as you are your own worst enemy, continue to moan and groan and as you can see things won't change until you get rid of H-A-C and the owners club, who couldn't care less about your problems. Remember who calls the shot$$$$.

I had no problem in the industry, and wouldn't have changed it until HAC came along and for some unknown reason was accepted as representing the whole Helicopter Industry, which was only concerned with the operators and continued to kowtow to the customers for the almighty buck.

The airlines are regulated by ICAO and supposedly Transport Canada Aviation, why aren't the rest of the peons in the industry regulated with actual Tariffs. ??

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On 3/12/2019 at 7:44 AM, WHODAT said:

Does anyone know why we are recognized like  REDSEAL trades are?

It just doesn't seem right that we are not respected like other trades are

Trades, in general, are provincially licensed. Red Seal allows a trades person meet a minimum standard to work across provinces.

Our AME licenses are federally issued, and automatically allows us to work across provinces. We don't need a Red Seal.

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12 hours ago, helikenny said:

Doesn’t surprise me there are now shortages.  Many have left through attrition as well as changed careers midstream.

I have been an AME in this industry for 39 years now, having been employed in commercial, corporate, as well as government. I’m semi retired now, and enjoyed it for the most part, due to the passion we all have for this industry.

It’s sad to see the commercial helicopter industry hasn’t changed much and won’t change, until we as professionals refuse to work under these same conditions that have been around since the 80’s. Companies continue to under bid each other and try to make it throughout the year, partially on the backs of its professional pilots and engineers.

 

 

 

 

This industry is a joke, I’ve been in it for over 15 years now and unless you are single and ready to be a yes man/woman you are just another bitchy pilot or grumpy engineer.  No other industry in the world would get away with how this industry treats its staff. I especially get a kick out of how people who fly in a machine every once in a while as a passenger get to have a say in how good or bad you are as a pilot.  That would be like you riding on a train every now and then and be able to complain about the conductor cuz you’ve been riding the train for years.  This industry is complete garbage and needs to change. People need to realize that employees have life’s and families and most of us don’t really care about your company and whether you make 4 million or 5 million this year.  This is a paycheck for me now and I’m not willing to loose a wife or family just so I can go out and make you richer then get criticized for asking for time off. I think everyone needs to wake up and realize we are professionals and not just “meat servos” as the earlier generations were called.

Let’s all start being pilots not drivers and engineers not parts changers. 

 

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On 4/7/2019 at 4:32 PM, ray said:

Trades, in general, are provincially licensed. Red Seal allows a trades person meet a minimum standard to work across provinces.

Our AME licenses are federally issued, and automatically allows us to work across provinces. We don't need a Red Seal.

Yes,I understand that.

What I mean is, a Red Seal trade seems to be more valued then an AME maintaining multi million dollar aircraft. Doesn't seem right to me

No wonder it's hard to find good people.  

 

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