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Old 04-19-2019, 12:04 PM   #11  
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The irony of reading this thread and having an Atlas employment advertisement next to it.....

Priceless...
Ever notice how FedEx, UPS, Delta, United, American, JetBlue, Kalitta, Omni, Southwest, Allegient, Envoy.... Don't advertise? Makes you wonder...
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:40 PM   #12  
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I left overseas flying 8 years ago and went to Atlas. Got in front of the huge hiring wave and currently a 747 CA. No regrets, but that being said it was very different 8 years ago versus what is available now. I think if you did come over you would be pretty miserable. Especially if put on anything other than the whale. My advice is to stick it out a little more in China and consider retiring early. Lord knows that if you come here you aren't making bank and you're going to be junior to 1700 guys on property. Just looking at the posts from us at Atlas shows you how bad this place has become and no contract in sight.
Thanks for your advise! I am 55 years old and thatís why I want to return to USA. Things in China are not too bad, but a lot of punishment for little things plus medical
Check are not easy at all. In China when you get old you worth nothing. Also I was looking that in the USA I can fly to 65 years old and in China only to 60 years old, I am trying to extend my career for another 5 years.
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:23 PM   #13  
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So stay in China another 5 years and come back with a million bucks in cash and find a nice gig flying a 135 business jet.
What you make now in a year will take you 3 years at Atlas.
Youíre making $300k/year right now thatís an Atlas 20 year Captain/LCA.
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Kalitta will hire you as would Omni. Quicker upgrade and better T&Cís(thatís contract to you Merikansí).
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Don't do it. I understand the desire to get home and end the BS you're dealing with, but there are so many better options out there. If you can hold out a few more months you can do much better.

We have international 767 first officers living in trailers. I'm not talking about crash pads. It's full-time family living in trailers due to financial limitations of the job.
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Hi I am currently flying in China for the last 10 years making $22000 a month. I have a 2 months on and 1 month off contract in China. I just got hired by Atlas on the 747. I want to return to USA, but the salary difference is too big. I would like to hear if I should take the offer at Atlas or I should stay in China.
Did you not know the salary before you interviewed?

How is this possible?
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:14 PM   #17  
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Lol. I'm at atlas thinking of coming to China soooooo...
China is not bad at all but medical checks and punishments for everything are there every day. Money is great. You can get so many different contacts that will satisfy your needs! But they really make you work here!
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Thanks for your advise! I am 55 years old and that’s why I want to return to USA. Things in China are not too bad, but a lot of punishment for little things plus medical
Check are not easy at all. In China when you get old you worth nothing. Also I was looking that in the USA I can fly to 65 years old and in China only to 60 years old, I am trying to extend my career for another 5 years.
That's a good paycheck. I would focus more on a financial plan if you haven't already? Like use that money to set up some rental properties and business investments. Go partner with someone in a Pinkberry or another franchise. I'm being totally serious, my focus would be on the quickest route to hanging it up. Preparing for my retirement days on the beach/golf course/pool. You can always fly Part 91 corporate or work as an on call contractor on a Gulfstream or something to keep busy. I hear the going rates for those guys is between 700-1000/day depending on where you live.

If you go to Atlas now, you'll definitely be working your butt off til 65. 20-22 days per month on the road commuting to ANC for at least a year. Working in China may be tough, but working at Atlas won't be easy.

Good luck. That's a good problem to have!
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Don't do it. I understand the desire to get home and end the BS you're dealing with, but there are so many better options out there. If you can hold out a few more months you can do much better.

We have international 767 first officers living in trailers. I'm not talking about crash pads. It's full-time family living in trailers due to financial limitations of the job.
Thanks for your advise. Yes I make $300k a year NO TAX! Life is that bad here in Shanghai. I know I can fly to 60 but they are talking that will extend to 63. I have a good contract that I work 2 months and I get 1 month off. Plus I get extra pay for being an instructor. Also I get a $70k bonus after every 3 year contract and $18k travel benefits per year! The only down side is to deal with this people. You feel like flying on the 1950ís everything is punishment and the first thing they do is they stop your pay or they cut your pay! I havenít had any problems ever! BUT IS THERE! Tomorrow you never know!
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That's a good paycheck. I would focus more on a financial plan if you haven't already? Like use that money to set up some rental properties and business investments. Go partner with someone in a Pinkberry or another franchise. I'm being totally serious, my focus would be on the quickest route to hanging it up. Preparing for my retirement days on the beach/golf course/pool. You can always fly Part 91 corporate or work as an on call contractor on a Gulfstream or something to keep busy. I hear the going rates for those guys is between 700-1000/day depending on where you live.

If you go to Atlas now, you'll definitely be working your butt off til 65. 20-22 days per month on the road commuting to ANC for at least a year. Working in China may be tough, but working at Atlas won't be easy.

Good luck. That's a good problem to have!
Thank you very much for your advise. I know here life is easy. I fly 5 days and get 2 days off and only 1 overnight a week. The other flights are just turns. The only problem is medical check and severe punishment. I really will take that in consideration!
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