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Old 06-11-2006, 09:34 AM   #21  
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Oh now Sky High, don't tell me you're one of those naysayers. Just exactly what would you consider a "real career" other than this?

If you havent learned anything from this forum is is that the pay is low and chances are long. Most likely the best you could hope for would be to get hired by a regional airline. You are a grown man at 36 and it is silly to spend 35-50K on training and a few years or more of your life to get a job that pays 20K. Get a real job like police, fire, accounting, welding. You are not so young anymore to be able to throw away another decade or two on a childish aspiration. Start today to build a real future.

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Old 06-11-2006, 09:43 AM   #22  
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Concert business is paying less than $20k a year right now as it is.
It's got to be better than what I'm doing now, besides, a regional airline would be just fine with me. At least they give you a raise every year.

I have absolutely no interest in any of the occupations you mentioned.
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Concert business is paying less than $20k a year right now as it is.
It's got to be better than what I'm doing now, besides, a regional airline would be just fine with me. At least they give you a raise every year.

I have absolutely no interest in any of the occupations you mentioned.

You are contemplating stepping into a career that will pay LESS than 20K if you consider the costs of training and wasted years while in training and building initial experience. It will take more than a decade to recover the losses assuming that you actually get a job. This career has the tendency to attract Peter Pan wannabes. If you have any instincts for self preservation try to find an occupation that has some grown up consideration placed on actually earning a living.

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Old 06-11-2006, 10:00 AM   #24  
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Yeah you bring up some good points, but either way, I would be stuck paying for education for whatever I chose to do.

I'll mark you down as one of the "against".
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:11 AM   #25  
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Yeah you bring up some good points, but either way, I would be stuck paying for education for whatever I chose to do.

I'll mark you down as one of the "against".

Good Luck an all of your endeavors !!!

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Yeah you bring up some good points, but either way, I would be stuck paying for education for whatever I chose to do.

I'll mark you down as one of the "against".
The key is to pay for an education that'll actually give you a return on your investment. I think you'll find that most of those "against" have not only already started down the path, but are well on their way in the business. Most of the "fors" are like atpwannabe, who hasn't even started flight training, and is the last person on Earth you should be taking advice from. To put it mildly, the man is off his rocker.

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Old 06-11-2006, 10:18 AM   #27  
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The key is to pay for an education that'll actually give you a return on your investment. I think you'll find that most of those "against" have not only already started down the path, but are well on their way in the business. Most of the "fors" are like atpwannabe, who hasn't even started flight training, and is the last person on Earth you should be taking advice from. To put it mildly, the man is off his rocker.
LOL

Well, I'll never really know until I take that discovery flight I guess.
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