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One particular large national operator paid $20/hr for lights/intermediates in 2006.

 

Although not directly flight pay, one particular large western operator pays what works out to approx. $15/hr for lights/intermediates (with higher base salary than large national operator mentioned above).

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I hate to brake it too you folks, but its not about money anymore. I'm part of the new generation engineers and Its all about having a working schedule. I have no drive to go make a crap load of money if its going to keep me from my wife. No thanks. I'll take the pay cut and work less.

 

There must be a happy medium. I have no problem working hard, but late nights and salary pay is just not going to cut it anymore. Bring on the union.

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Pardon.........I hope that would be some sort of fleet pay. If this is the case not bad, if they are flying lots of hours. If not, wow i am speechless, I hope its a fleet pay.

 

Fleet Pay..... Nope.

6 machines up north, one engineer one very green apprentice.

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I hate to brake it too you folks, but its not about money anymore. I'm part of the new generation engineers and Its all about having a working schedule. I have no drive to go make a crap load of money if its going to keep me from my wife. No thanks. I'll take the pay cut and work less.

 

There must be a happy medium. I have no problem working hard, but late nights and salary pay is just not going to cut it anymore. Bring on the union.

 

It's not about money to you, but to the majority of us it is. Do you have a mortgage? Do you plan on retiring? "New Generation of Engineers" please define, I am interested. Unions...not so much.

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Hazy,

 

Touching on "the new generation of engineers". I have found that the majority of young people do not want to work all the time. ****, we hardly want to work at all. Myself, I have always wanted to do great in the industry, but I've learned that the harder you work the farther behind you become. As you increase your professionalism, there needs to be a benefit in doing so. This industry does not recognize the hard work and standard that we strive for. When a new problem shows itself the owners just throw more money our way. This is good, but it isn't fixing the problem. Its only putting a band-aid on the issues. The real problem is most of us young engineers (the new generation) would rather have more time to spend with friends and family, then make a good impression at work. Don't get me wrong, a good reputation is critical in this industry. But spending time with my wife is more important to me then making money. I think that AIDS has taken its toll on aviation and the youngsters are not going to put up with it anymore.

 

For that reason, I'm saying "the new generation of engineers would rather have more time off, then more money".

 

But you never know...... I might be way out to lunch.

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