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Old 11-21-2018, 03:43 PM   #1  
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What do you guys think of this guy?

Young British airways captain quits....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j0N7Ede66mY
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:14 AM   #2  
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He's right. Why spend 35 years as a job you don't like and complaining about it. For the money? If he prefers writing apps and code, more power to him.

Besides its one more seniority number for a British Airways pilot who does love the job.
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Old 11-23-2018, 04:10 AM   #3  
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He's right. Why spend 35 years as a job you don't like and complaining about it. For the money? If he prefers writing apps and code, more power to him.

Besides its one more seniority number for a British Airways pilot who does love the job.
I completely agree, it just baffles me that he realizes it after getting to the position he was in. People spend years getting to a major airline, he must’ve had a dream of being an airline pilot at some point in his life. At the end of the day, whatever floats your boat....
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:16 AM   #4  
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I completely agree, it just baffles me that he realizes it after getting to the position he was in.
There are a lot of things about this industry that one just can't understand until doing the job.

On the one hand, if one keeps hoping it will get better at the next level, but then quits after reaching the pinnacle of his or her journey, then one has given it a shot, and found out.

On the other, if one quits while still at the bottom rungs of a career, one will never know and quits in ignorance.

If one isn't happy with the early rungs, one knows little or nothing of the view at the top of the ladder. If one climbs it and still doesn't like what's seen, it may be time to get off. For others, it's worth riding it out. It can be a well paying ladder.
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:40 AM   #5  
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I suspect that if he has a hard time feeling that he’s “achieved something” after flying a trip, he’s going to have an even harder time finding that satisfaction after sitting in front of a computer screen all day writing code.

Some things can’t be fixed by dramatically altering external circumstances, because the problem lies within.
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I blame some of his opinion, if blame is the right word, on ab initio programs that lure those with “passion” but no idea of the sacrifices aviation requires. They get quickly trained, look at flying as a lucrative job that’s fun but have little dedication beyond the paycheck. You see the types here all the time.

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He mentions "not gaining anything after a five-day trip". As a young person in the left seat staring down 35 years of the exact same I am sure it is demoralizing to someone with a creative mind. Airlines can be perceived as incredibly boring and an uninspired way to live out one's life.

Others, however, are fine with the constant repetition.

Another issue is if one has reached their career zenith then they must turn to their personal life for creative satisfaction. In the past, a pilot commonly earned far above middle class and had considerable resources with which to build interesting personal lives.

I got the impression from the video that the wages were not so appealing. Others here abandoned legacy airline jobs to become real estate agents in 2005-2008.

Easy come then easy go.

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I got the impression from the video that the wages were not so appealing. Others here abandoned legacy airline jobs to become real estate agents in 2005-2008.

Easy come then easy go.

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You cannot speak, but to tell a lie, and you are a liar. Your posts are remarkably consistent in your inability and often refusal to tell the truth, and so you do again.

The global economy collapsed in 2008.

An airline career has never been easy come. Particularly not for you.

But then, you wouldn't know.
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Airline flying is terrible for creative people. A boring job that is just busy enough to interfere with the process. At least he didn't get beat down in an "under the wing" position. You know, like maintenance!
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:08 PM   #10  
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I find him jaded and somewhat irritating in his presentation.
He knows many would give their first born to have a job like that yet he feels he’s too good for it.
Relinquish your seat to somebody who wants to be there.
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