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Old 12-07-2018, 08:20 AM   #31  
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Plan is to get Commercial, Multi Engine Commercial, then CFI. Then quit engineering and instruct full time at a local school. I'd like to get the hours as soon as possible. I think I might die of cubicle disease if I stay in engineering much longer.
What do you like about engineering, and what do you like about flying? What kind of life do you want?

There are people miserable with their life in the left seat making six figures just as much as there are people miserable in their corner office in middle management.

The key to life is perspective...sometimes you need to experience things yourself to fully appreciate, but for big job transitions it's in your best interest to try to understand it first before the jump, like you are, and take note of any red flags that pop up that you might be trying to suppress because you hate your current situation so much.

There is no perfect job, for most. At the bare minimum you should try working for a different employer before you fully commit and leave your current industry. Don't chase the money, engineering or aviation will pay well enough either way.

I've made a similar switch, feel free to PM me for more info.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:05 PM   #32  
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So after debating for 3 years if I should make similar switch (close to 6 years as mechanical engineer), I am finally sitting @ CAE. My engineering employer has asked me to work part time (remotely or in the office) as many hours as I want/can. This will give me a chance to get a taste of flying and worst case scenario I will go right back to engineering after a year or so. This is one of those things in life I just had to do in order to not have any regrets. I think I may even want to start instructing at CAE Northeast after a year or so of flying, starting pay is in 6 figures.
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:54 AM   #33  
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I think I may even want to start instructing at CAE Northeast after a year or so of flying, starting pay is in 6 figures.
Sim doesn't offer nearly the pay, benefits and QOL as the majors. If you're relatively young, I wouldn't take a detour in the sims.
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