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Old 06-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #4  
FlyJSH
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In 1998, when I was making $2200 a month instructing, ALL of the regionals paid less for FOs. I asked my fellow instructors basically the same question, "Why should we take a pay cut?" The answer? "The regionals are a quicker path to the majors." Well, maybe for those who chose the right company. I will say that going 135, who paid more than regionals, did not lead to a major for me. YMMV.

Oh, and the sitting reserve in XYZ issue: I would rather be at a second tier company with no commute than a first tier with a crappy commute. I would even look at a third tier if they have a stable (whatever that means) base in your back yard. But that is just me.
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