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Old 04-09-2008, 06:08 AM   #1  
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Default The Career Path of an Airline Pilot

30 years old: Join Company. World is your Oyster.
31 years: Buy Flashy Car, House and lots of toys.
32 years: Divorce boring first wife. Pay Child support and maintenance whilst looking for second wife. Drink lots of beer and screw around whilst looking for second wife.
33 years: Repeat as above for a few more years.
36 years: Marry young spunky 25 year old virgin flight attendant.
37 years: Buy another house. Gave first one to wife 1.
38 years: Give in to second wife to have more kids. Father again.
39 years: Now a Captain. Hooray! Upgrade house and buy boat and flashier cars.
42 years: Wife two runs off with wealthy banker but still wants share of house (100%).
43 years: Settle with wife and resolve to stay away from women forever. Seek appointment as Check Captain to have something to do. Move into two Bed Apartment.
50 years: Meet sexy singer on a trip. She loves you and says you are very "beeeg".
51 years: Marry sexy singer. Buy big house, boat and upgrade cars.
52 years: Sexy singer wants kids (not again). Resolve to get vasectomy.
54 years: Try to talk wife out of kids but hey presto she's pregnant. Says got sick after taking pill. Accident, sorry, won't happen again.
55 years: Father of triplets.
56 years: Wife wants very big house, bigger boat and very flashy cars. Give in.
57 years: Make rash investments to try and have enough money for retirement.
59 Years: Lose money on rash investments and get audited by tax department.
60 Years: Wife three says you too old and no fun. Leaves. Takes most of your assets.
61 Years: Now Captain on a non-sked 727 and living in 1 bedroom apartment underneath the approach to Miami International Airport.
65 Years: Lose medical and get job as sim instructor. Look forward to years of getting up at 1 AM.
70 years: Alarm clock goes off at 1 AM. Have heart attack and die.
Happy at last!
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:37 AM   #2  
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So far he's off to a better start than me!

except my marriage is pretty solid..
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:33 AM   #3  
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lesson learned? PRENUP
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:36 AM   #4  
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lesson learned? PRENUP
Or perhaps lesbian pilots are the happiest.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:40 AM   #5  
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So far he's off to a better start than me!

except my marriage is pretty solid..

Exactly what I thought! Good thing I got the right girl when I did! Nobody else would touch me if they knew what I make! (and owe!)
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:42 AM   #6  
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Well I joined the party at 22...so I have some more years to go!
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:36 PM   #7  
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this is why i upgraded before getting married, didn't want to have to get that captains wife....and ditch an FO wife all at the same time.....bad karma.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:28 PM   #8  
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Exactly what I thought! Good thing I got the right girl when I did! Nobody else would touch me if they knew what I make! (and owe!)

that's the saddest part... everyone thinks we're paid UPS wages... and we're (many of us at the regionals at least) are luck to stay off food stamps, kinda like being a teacher except everyone knows they're underpaid.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:36 PM   #9  
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30 years old: Join Company. World is your Oyster. So are you saying most guys start their career at 30?
36 years: Marry young spunky 25 year old virgin flight attendant. False- Nonexistent


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that's the saddest part... everyone thinks we're paid UPS wages... and we're (many of us at the regionals at least) are luck to stay off food stamps, kinda like being a teacher except everyone knows they're underpaid.
People flat out don't believe me when I tell them what I make.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:03 PM   #10  
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Well I joined the party at 22...so I have some more years to go!

43 years of PtA to PT B. Lucky you.
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