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Old 07-15-2017, 06:54 PM   #631
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And, cue Moon Beam with the "it works for some, find love and happiness, feel the Bern, etc., etc." in 3....2...1....
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:14 PM   #632
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I’d rather read FLYLOW22 talk about an IBB and to “just wait, in 8 months you’ll see.”
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:38 PM   #633
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Realistically, my crystal ball says that someone hired today would not upgrade for at least fifteen years. The job really does have a lot of positives, but career progression is, unfortunately, no longer one of them.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:09 PM   #634
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However...there really are not very many young NetJets pilots on the list today. 14 years of no hiring/no up-grades has taken its toll. All the pilots are 30+ years old and the vast majority are a good bit older. Even if there is no mandatory retirement age, the seniority list will purge itself in droves soon. All the younger pilots (if we can believe what they say) will quit at a ~much~ younger age than the few dinosaurs they vociferously critcize. If one hired on at 25 years old, he could look forward to more years as a captain than a first officer. I look forward to a new batch of young pilots.
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However...there really are not very many young NetJets pilots on the list today. 14 years of no hiring/no up-grades has taken its toll. All the pilots are 30+ years old and the vast majority are a good bit older. Even if there is no mandatory retirement age, the seniority list will purge itself in droves soon. All the younger pilots (if we can believe what they say) will quit at a ~much~ younger age than the few dinosaurs they vociferously critcize. If one hired on at 25 years old, he could look forward to more years as a captain than a first officer. I look forward to a new batch of young pilots.
getting hired at 25 (not that there is a single pilot on the seniority list that young) would probably be the break even point for equal time right seat and left seat before retiring at 65.

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Old 07-16-2017, 07:40 PM   #636
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not that pilots retire at 65 at NJA

maybe this 25 year old will lose his/her medical at 65 instead of staying around "just 2 or 3 more years to really catch up on my 401k"
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“I kept working after 65 because my wife wanted me out of the house.” Yea that’s when you go do coke off of a hookers tits in the Caymans....
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I'm working past 65 because, despite all the negativity, the job is fun. I can quit any time and may quit tomorrow, but for now...I'm enjoying flying SIC, the travel...and the buffet breakfasts. NetJets really is a great company to work for.

I'm glad I worked for a legacy carrier before coming here. I have my life-time passes, and I enjoyed the big salary, but the flying was completely routine. At NetJets, the only thing routine is constant change.

7 days off is plenty of time for all my retirement hobbies. With the kids all grown/gone, my home duties are greatly diminished. NetJets beats the hell out of coffee with all my aging friends siting around *****ing about medicare.

One day I'll wake up and decide the job is too much work, but for now, it's a cake walk.
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And, cue Moon Beam with the "it works for some, find love and happiness, feel the Bern, etc., etc." in 3....2...1....
Love you too Mother , coming off a great tour, heading home ,have a great day : )
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I'm working past 65 because, despite all the negativity, the job is fun.
If only you knew that were jeopardizing lives every time you stepped into the cockpit...unfortunately no one has the sack to tell you that. But hey, who cares? As long as you're having fun!

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