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Old 08-12-2005, 11:15 AM
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Joined APC: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,189

I'm glad you are striving for what you desire, but you must also look at the downside. The pay is not very good except for at a handful of companies, every time you take a new job its on training pay, buy your own hotel and food. After ioe its first year pay maybe $15-18,000 a year and at a base you may not like.
Then there's seniority, if you upgrade or go for a better job its back to the bottom. You might miss a lot of time with your family.
Having said all that, I still enjoy what I do no matter how much the company tries to make it misearable. Sometimes I'm gone for 5 weeks in a row. Money is ok not great. I would do it again though a little smarter next time. Good friends, good timing and good luck can make or break your career.
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