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Old 07-16-2007, 05:45 PM   #11  
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You will know that you made the right decision when you retire at "65".
65? The way I see it, if I have to be flying till I'm 65, then I haven't done something right when it comes to retirement... Just because the trend is to increase the retirement age doesn't mean that we should be looking forward to another 5 years of working for a living...
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:18 PM   #12  
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You will know that you made the right decision when you retire at "65".


Go to the SWA interview and see how it goes. You have some time.

Ditto..... To answer your orgional question, "what would you do?" I'd go to the SWA interview, period. If you don't, you will forever wonder what might have happened. I know, I'm in a similar position currently.


For the sake of discussion, If you don't have the type as you stated at the top, you can go to the interview in August, and let's say you get offered a job after the decision board in September, then you have 6 months to get the type, fast forward to March, you will know by then how the corporate job is playing out, if it is shaky, you get your type, then you get put in the SWA pool, could be 3-4 more months before you get a class date in Dallas. You really do have time to see how it will go.

If you don't get offered a job in September, don't screw up the corporate gig, it will have to pay the bills now....
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:48 PM   #13  
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This one's easy. I'm a corporate pilot and love it, but there are plenty of corporate jobs, and always will be. You will not have another chance at SWA, arguably the best run airline out there. Try SWA, and you can always fly corporate later if you want.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:27 PM   #14  
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65? The way I see it, if I have to be flying till I'm 65, then I haven't done something right when it comes to retirement... Just because the trend is to increase the retirement age doesn't mean that we should be looking forward to another 5 years of working for a living...

I happen to agree.... some people don't have a life so that want to work to 65. I hope to be out of here at the latest 60. but who knows...that was why I put it in quotes......

work to live not live to work

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Old 07-18-2007, 06:17 AM   #15  
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cheers Lear-
Amen to that! Another good one that has served me well over the years is "Chase life- not money."

I'd rather be a happy poor man, than a miserable rich one.
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Be honest with your friend. Take the job and interview with southwest. It could be over a year before you get a class if you are not typed. But let your friend know where you stand so they can make an informed decision. Be honest about it and you cant go wrong..

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