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Old 07-20-2011, 02:45 AM
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Ok. First off,i am now in a 2-yr college and planning to transfer to UND next fall for a aviation degree.
What i am trying to do right now is to get my CPL then try to get a job in Cathy Pacific. Heard some rumor about its bad paid but according to its website i can starts as a SO (after few months training) with around $6G/mo. that actually sounds pretty good to me.
I also got around $110K from my dad for college, and i guess that should be enough.

I just want to know what you guys think about it.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:03 AM
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I don't know much about Cathay, but I've heard what they pay you isn't enough to live in HKG.

There are several threads about it if you do a search though. Good luck
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:39 AM
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yeah..i spent a few hours doing research and seems that being a SO in cathy is pretty depressing..
But then again if i survive that, according to its website Cathay Pacific - Careers : Careers Home
being in that hellhole for a few years can get me a pretty good paid job..

What i want to know from you guys is, does this whole "planning" thing sounds good to you guys? Like, getting a CPL form school than get a job as cadet?
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yeah..i spent a few hours doing research and seems that being a SO in cathy is pretty depressing..
But then again if i survive that, according to its website Cathay Pacific - Careers : Careers Home
being in that hellhole for a few years can get me a pretty good paid job..

What i want to know from you guys is, does this whole "planning" thing sounds good to you guys? Like, getting a CPL form school than get a job as cadet?
That is a good resource I'm sure for their side of the story and since it is basically a recruitment website- take it for what it is intended for - but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
I mean would you be so willing to except everything on the US Army's recruiting website as the gospel if you were looking into joining the Army or would you be rather skeptical? I've sure you've heard about the similarities between a Recruiter and a Politician who's speaking right?

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Old 07-20-2011, 09:19 AM
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that's like a wake up call for me..geez i actually thought about joining the military when i first get into college..glad i didn't.
Well, i guess i will just give it a shot. I am still young anyway.lol
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by arnoldc6 View Post
Ok. First off,i am now in a 2-yr college and planning to transfer to UND next fall for a aviation degree.
What i am trying to do right now is to get my CPL then try to get a job in Cathy Pacific. Heard some rumor about its bad paid but according to its website i can starts as a SO (after few months training) with around $6G/mo. that actually sounds pretty good to me.
I also got around $110K from my dad for college, and i guess that should be enough.

I just want to know what you guys think about it.
If u have $110K avail from daddy.....then I doubt you will be able to stomach this industry for long.

I suggest you read the following before wasting his/your money.
The Truth About the Profession - Home

Sorry just being honest.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:24 PM
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Mod note: I read the title of this thread about 4 times and had no clue what it was trying to say. So, I made something similar up as a guess. Please use sensible diction at APC!
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:11 PM
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Read the whole thing, that's why i am re-considering my decision.

And, yeah, sorry bout the topic. Didn't even notice myself.
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that's like a wake up call for me..geez i actually thought about joining the military when i first get into college..glad i didn't.
Whats wrong with the military?
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Buy a house with the 110K and work for a grocery store for spending money. You will be set for life.

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