Originally Posted by Blackbird
Joey didn't you say the same sad things about Colgan. You must be the true definition for "glutton for punishment." If you were to have stayed in one place you would be a captain now with 1,000 pic and applying to SWA soon or anyplace else. This industry is what you make of it.
I did, however my issue isnt really with Expressjet, it is with the industry as a whole. I knew full damn well I would have upgraded sooner at Colgan, but I didn't care that place was a nightmare, now its just the industry as a whole
Also I love the newbies looking for a newhire slot chanting "quit then" "you don't love aviation" blah blah. I love J-3 Cubs and grass strips, as far as the airline career, your 100% right I don't love it, I think we are too highly skilled individuals to work for such low pay. Also, I have been applying EVERYWHERE (outside aviation) and unfortunately I can't get a job, however I have been able to make some decent cash with my photography business, so thats good.
PS. It is laughable to think some of you guys can't understand where I am coming from, and to the ignorant guys who think the Airlines are about to really "Take off", your kidding yourself, their may be more jobs, but not a job I would want for the next 35 years
I haven't been on these forums lately, but it's nice to see the guys seeing my point of view are relatively seasoned on both APC and are real life Airline Pilots, not all ATP guys waiting for me to die to take my job. Also don't you guys think that part of the problem are the guys that would "LOVE TO BE IN MY PLACE"....pathetic
Also as a member of the ExpressJet MEC, I have been busting my A-- for the past 3 years trying to make this job a career again, so you can't say I at least don't participate........