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CaribPilot 03-08-2008 01:54 PM

How long till this feeling dies???
 
Ok guys, got hired at ASA last year and Ive been having a blast since. Just got junior manned to the 700 and thats been going well also, but I have a question.

The end of last week found me in Miami Beach with some buddies of mine who are still in college, and we had an amazing time. However thinking of working was in the back of my mind the entire time, when i was coherent enough to think:D.

I dunno its weird, I actually look forward to going in to work, out over the numerous jobs i've ever had, never have I felt like that. How long till feeling like this goes away? Some sidenotes: I live in domicile 5 mins away from airport, unmarried, no kids, and I turn 24 in 4 months.

Clue32 03-08-2008 02:06 PM

You never want that feeling to end. I, on the other hand, dread going back to work every weekend and the feeling gets exponentially worse for long holiday weekends and vacations. I spend most of my time thinking how great it would be to have a real flying job, not a sit behind a desk four days out of the week and log 2.5-4.0 the other day.

Enjoy your youth and seach out some more adventures.

Atreyu 03-08-2008 02:20 PM

When you get in a relationship, and have to commute, I'd say.

Stay single and go out and have fun all the time. Even better when you have great crews!

Seems like I dread going to work when i have to commute, always thinking "I Hope i don't get on this flight." But when I'm away for a while, I miss it

bohicagain 03-08-2008 02:29 PM

I am 25 married with a kid just upgraded on the 175 and commute 1500 miles for now and I hate leaving my family but when I get to work I still love what I do looking foward to move to base

MrBigAir 03-08-2008 03:20 PM

When the company takes your days off away, then continues to junior man you to work on your remaining few days off, takes away your vacation, and doesn't give you your schedule until 5 days out or less of the new bid period. When you realize you'll be home just long enough to go to the bathroom, pay your bills, and wash your shirts. When maintenance tells you "Effed if I know" when you call to tell them about big ticket maintenance items and are looking for guidance on what to do next. When you bust a walnut to get to work on time, then they cancel turns so your new report isn't until 6 hours later and they deny you per diem. When you realize your company is worse than Mesa.

Then, that feeling dies.

Not that I'm bitter or anything.

WhizWheel 03-08-2008 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by MrBigAir (Post 336568)
When the company takes your days off away, then continues to junior man you to work on your remaining few days off, takes away your vacation, and doesn't give you your schedule until 5 days out or less of the new bid period. When you realize you'll be home just long enough to go to the bathroom, pay your bills, and wash your shirts. When maintenance tells you "Effed if I know" when you call to tell them about big ticket maintenance items and are looking for guidance on what to do next. When you bust a walnut to get to work on time, then they cancel turns so your new report isn't until 6 hours later and they deny you per diem. When you realize your company is worse than Mesa.

Then, that feeling dies.

Not that I'm bitter or anything.

Wait......isn't that Mesa to a T?

CaribPilot 03-08-2008 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by MrBigAir (Post 336568)
When the company takes your days off away, then continues to junior man you to work on your remaining few days off, takes away your vacation, and doesn't give you your schedule until 5 days out or less of the new bid period. When you realize you'll be home just long enough to go to the bathroom, pay your bills, and wash your shirts. When maintenance tells you "Effed if I know" when you call to tell them about big ticket maintenance items and are looking for guidance on what to do next. When you bust a walnut to get to work on time, then they cancel turns so your new report isn't until 6 hours later and they deny you per diem. When you realize your company is worse than Mesa.

Then, that feeling dies.

Not that I'm bitter or anything.

Im not Ms. Cleo or anything but I doubt ASA will get that bad in the near future.:confused:

JetJock16 03-08-2008 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by CaribPilot (Post 336573)
Im not Ms. Cleo or anything but I doubt ASA will get that bad in the near future.:confused:

Not as long as you guys are owned by SKW Inc. and there's 35 years of proof.

UnlimitedAkro 03-08-2008 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by CaribPilot (Post 336511)
The end of last week found me in Miami Beach with some buddies of mine who are still in college, and we had an amazing time. However thinking of working was in the back of my mind the entire time, when i was coherent enough to think:D.

I dunno its weird, I actually look forward to going in to work, out over the numerous jobs i've ever had, never have I felt like that. How long till feeling like this goes away?

Sounds like you are in love. Usually most people fall in love with other people.

FlyByCable 03-08-2008 04:30 PM

I have one of the most coveted airline jobs in the world and I hate it. I can't stand the thought of having to go to work. Your "Love" of flying will quickly die and it will soon just become a "Job".


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