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Old 01-03-2019, 12:21 PM   #1  
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Just wondering if any of these carriers make you sign an agreement for how long you will be their indentured servants? If 6-8 months in, I can't afford to take the pay cut anymore, or I am tired of eating cheese sandwiches and quit (whichever comes first), who is going to tell me I owe them money?

The reason I ask, is that a certain 142 operation I worked for required a 2 year agreement. I am not doing that again. If you gentlemen would please enlighten me, without lighting me up, it would be greatly appreciated.
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If 6-8 months in, I can't afford to take the pay cut anymore, or I am tired of eating cheese sandwiches and quit (whichever comes first), who is going to tell me I owe them money?
I'm not aware of any training contracts in this sector of the industry.
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Just wondering if any of these carriers make you sign an agreement for how long you will be their indentured servants? If 6-8 months in, I can't afford to take the pay cut anymore, or I am tired of eating cheese sandwiches and quit (whichever comes first), who is going to tell me I owe them money?

The reason I ask, is that a certain 142 operation I worked for required a 2 year agreement. I am not doing that again. If you gentlemen would please enlighten me, without lighting me up, it would be greatly appreciated.
Go to Sun Country or Frontier if you want a training contract.
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I'm sorry, are you thinking this segment might be beneath you?
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I don't know of anyone who makes you sign training contracts nowadays. Airlines are lucky to have enough qualified pilots applying in the first place. When times are bad and there's a surplus of pilots, the interviews get harder, signing bonuses go away, and some airlines have training contracts..etc
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If you gentlemen would please enlighten me, without lighting me up, it would be greatly appreciated.
Light you up, for using terms like "indentured servitude" to describe a contract you entered into to get what you want?

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Just wondering if any of these carriers make you sign an agreement for how long you will be their indentured servants? If 6-8 months in, I can't afford to take the pay cut anymore, or I am tired of eating cheese sandwiches and quit (whichever comes first), who is going to tell me I owe them money?
Not another god damn millennial weasil who signs a contract then whines about it...

Know the job you're taking, and if you can't abide the terms and conditions work elsewhere, regardless of contract. There's no excuse for applying to or interviewing with or accepting employment from an employer and not knowing the salary, schedule, and conditions, especially in this day and age.

Frankly I'm sick to death of hearing from whining little snowflakes who can't honor their own word; it shouldn't take a contract to get you to do that. Whether you agree by handshake or by signature, do what you say you'll do. Is that really so difficult?

Don't enter into an employment situation and then decide it's not what you thought it was, because you failed to do due diligence on your part. Lift a finger to help yourself, make the effort to learn about the company before you apply, and to ring a catchphrase, know before you go. It's not that hard.

Who is going to tell you that you owe money? Likely anyone with whom you break a contract, but contracts aren't found or needed presently. Many of the operators take the attitude that if you don't want to be there, they don't want to keep you there. If you're not a good fit, they'd just as soon you be gone, as much as you'd like to go. See how that works?
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