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Old 05-28-2020, 08:27 AM   #211  
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I keep telling myself this as I cry myself to sleep balled up in the corner of my unfinished bedroom in my in-laws basement.


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When I started out all I could think about was flying jets and nights in a hotel with flight attendants. When I got to my first passenger job, I was flying jets, but all of the flight attendants were as old as my mom. I was robbed. There was a huge hiring wave going on in the late 90ís and I was expecting a quick upgrade, followed by an amazing and lucrative career. After that there was 9/11, furlough, a few different jobs, burning through what little savings I had at the time, retirement age change, recession, displacement (unlike others, I was fortunate and missed a second furlough), a merger, and now this. After all of that, I still consider myself very lucky. Others really got kicked in the teeth. This always has been, and always be a crazy business to be in.
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