Bell Hell Posted September 29, 2007 Report Share Posted September 29, 2007 I'm a big believer in the supply/demand mechanisms of the market. In this age when more of us are retiring or refusing field work, companies will find themselves out of crews, leaving machines grounded and earning no revenue. When that happens the rates will go up (can anyone say "Cambell") to attract people. Then the other companies will have to raise rates to match the market, and higher rates will bring new people into the industry. So far, the first two have begun to happen, but the flock of new bodies hasn't since the rates just aren't there yet to compete with the building/oilpatch jobs. With the growth of the helicopter industry in Canada (and the world) the pool of people has been drawn down to bare minimums - and military retention has apparently improved so that source has also near dried up. No easy solutions there to avoid the simple requirement to improve our pay. I, for one, am looking forward to my remuneration beginning to reflect the value of my services. Hopefully, my boss will agree that the adjustment should be upwards.... **Edited for poor spelling, bad grammar, and logical fallacies. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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