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Old 11-12-2018, 07:06 AM   #12  
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Speaking from knowledgeable, legal point of view, the non compete provision, in a broad sense, is unenforceable in any court. Let’s say, if you worked for them and then started a company to directly compete with them (same base), then yes, it could be enforced. But really, who among you have the wherewithal to get a 135 certificate and, not to mention, the ability to buy and maintain an aircraft. Probably less tham .005 of the members of this board. So, back to the point - that noncompete is not enforceable!
Originally Posted by Caravanpilot View Post
Tropic is the industry standard for wages 10 years ago. The training program is great, but the wages are at lease 50% below standard. The excuse of “we are higher than industry standard” may apply to a wheeled Caravan, but any float Captain, especially a Part 135 IFR amphib Captain should be looking for a minimum of 90K a year, plus all the benefits. Tropic forces their pilots to sign a broad ranging no compete that doesn’t allow them to fly floats for any other operator, except in Alaska, for a period of 2 years after leaving. (I believe it reads, anywhere Tropic may operate or may potentially operate in the future). This Is not only bad for morale, but also seems completely un American. Your employees should want to stay and be rewarded, rather than be forced to stay because you are afraid they may take a job that pays industry standard. The DO is a pilot, but his top gun ego and me first attitude doesn’t really mesh well with a safety conscious flight environment.
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