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Old 06-24-2006, 10:54 PM   #1  
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Default I turn down the offer, it is no worth it

Hey guys i think that going to mesa or freedom whrerever they call will be a big mistake.

bacause they want you to flight in NY with the dash 8 and FO pay

mmmmmmmmmmmm No way..

well I will stay in alaska and building more time here And flying dash 8 here.

Please let make the pilot profesion valuable, don't work for nothing!!!

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Old 06-25-2006, 12:05 AM   #2  
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I applaud you for showing a little self respect. We need more out there like you. This should be a proud profession but there are too many people out there that don't see it that way.

Sadly, there are 100 pilots willing to take that right seat for what Mesa pays for every one like you.
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Old 06-25-2006, 01:03 AM   #3  
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Can't understand why though...
 
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Brav989 look up the salary on this site for someone flying right seat in the dash 8 for mesa the equation is simple and i think akpilot made the right choice take mesa being one of the worst paying regionals in the business barely livable flying right seat in the dash and place that salary in one of the most expensive states in america and its a recipe for disaster.
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Old 06-25-2006, 01:38 AM   #5  
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Misunderstood. I meant why the hell would there be 100 pilots willing to a right seat at mesa???
 
Old 06-25-2006, 01:40 AM   #6  
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I think what blows me away even more is the pay for Captains.

Do you happen to know if Island Air is any good at all?
 
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People are willing to cough up big bucks at Gulfstream, and other places. There are just as many who will fall over each other just to say they're an airline pilot.

Mesa pilots took it on the chin to get rid of the Freedom A list and put everybody on the same payscale. Hopefully they'll fight tooth and nail to get their pay up when it comes time to renew the contract.
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Start getting that attitude out to all of the greenhorns and shiny jet kids and start to regain some footing in this industry... Where else can you work, have upwards of 50% of your wages cut, benefits slashed, schedules changed erratically, union animus, 6 month "Bet your job" sessions, FAA peering over your shoulder weekly, ****ed off pax, 16 hour duty days, and still get people lining up at the door to do it??? It sure as hell isn't at a medical school!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were never pushed from behind to take that demented swan dive we are all taking.. We have allowed ourselves to jump.....Maybe AK will spawn a revolution....
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sry brav thanks for clarifying
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This is one low timer that's preaching the message to the students he has that want to persue a career in aviation. Thankfully, they made a good choice and went to a local flight school for their training to begin with. Most of them are about to enter college and aren't majoring in aviation.

Now if I could only get the CFI's to stop jumping up at the first offer to fly something burning Jet A and wait for something that paid more along the lines of what they deserve.
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