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Old 02-07-2008, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How many hours do YOU work a day?

Pretty simple, who do you work for and how many hours do you work on an average day? How many days off on average do you get a week? Do you like your work load or no? And be specific with your company, I want this thread to be a "day in the life" kinda flavor of different peoples daily work experiances with there company. So we can see whos getting screwed and whos made in the shade!
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pretty simple, who do you work for and how many hours do you work on an average day? How many days off on average do you get a week? Do you like your work load or no? And be specific with your company, I want this thread to be a "day in the life" kinda flavor of different peoples daily work experiances with there company. So we can see whos getting screwed and whos made in the shade!


One word for you...seniority! That's the ultimate determining factor on how your schedule will look. My personal preference is to maximize how many days off a month I have, so I usualy end up with about 17 days off. As far as how many hours per day, well, there's flight time and duty time, duty time average for me is 7 to 10 hours, flight time is about 5 to 6 hours. I do enjoy my schedule.....I work for XJT
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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In my short time at ASA I've had 2 hour duty days and 12 hour duty days. It just depends! Most of the time the pairings I've been on have had between 5 and 8 hours.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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AMF, 16hrs/day, 6 days/week
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I want this thread to be a "day in the life" kinda flavor of different peoples daily work experiances with there company.
First read this: Don't be that guy

Second, what kind of result do you expect get from such a limited random sample?

Third, do you understand the seniority system and the FAR duty time and rest requirements?
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Is it just me or am I the only one sick and tired of the spell check Nazis? Yes I understand how rest and duty regs work. And yes I will use crappy grammar and spelling when I type on a forum. So, contribute or shut up! Your post is a waste of time and space. I could get so much more out of this site if I didnít have to filter out your bs.

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Anyways after the side-track, I'm Part 91, so I have no duty regs to protect me.

I work 8-4:30 M-F. I do work after those hours, and in January I worked 3 of 4 weekends. That isn't what I usually do, maybe one weekend a month if that, but we had a busy sales month and 5 trips to FL and back from IN/OH/MI area for people getting training in their new planes. My longest actual day of work was when I flew a DA40(I hate these for this reason) from MIE to CHD via IND-CPS-TUL-AMA-ELP(1500nm-ish I think). 13.4 hours in the plane, not counting fuel/food stops, but I got it out there and was home by noon the next day, with minimal sleep albiet, but I was home.

My company really tries to keep us in regular hours, but it's a give and take. If we work late or extra, it's no problem to not come in until noon the next day or take another day off etc....
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Is it just me or am I the only one sick and tired of the spell check Nazis? Yes I understand how rest and duty regs work. And yes I will use crappy grammar and spelling when I type on a forum. So, contribute or shut up! Your post is a waste of time and space. I could get so much more out of this site if I didnít have to filter out your bs.

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Isn't BS capitalized?
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Isn't BS capitalized?
It is if it's worth anything....
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