Well, I made it through ATP's CFI portion of my career training!! I still have my II add on, but that should be easy. Hopefully I'll have that by next week. I'm kind of stuck with a dilema. I don't know what path I should take as a CFI. I definitely want to have fun instructing. I'm really excited about teaching people how to fly. I wouldn't mind doing add-ons, but I've really got an itch to teach people how to fly from the beginning. I think it would be so much fun! Of course I want to get to the airlines, but I want to enjoy being a flight instructor. Today I went to a few local flight schools and touched base, handed them my resume and I was surprised - they all want me to interview! Of the schools I inquired about, one of them really left a good impression on me. They are a small school, but very friendly, very professional, they have fairly new 172's and they really take care of their CFI's. The owner seems very interested in having me work for them. Their approach to flight training is very unique and personal and I think this really seems like a good deal. My dilema is whether or not to take this position if offered, or work for ATP. ATP is great organization and I've done all of my training there. Certainly working for them would be put me right seat in the airlines much faster. My fiance and I want to buy a house soon and our wedding is June of next year. Instructing close to home, with good hours and certainly decent pay is really important. If I went the ATP route, I don't know when I could get my home location, I'd probably be working in Jax for awhile. I know what ATP pays, and its not very much. This other local school pays much better, but I wouldn't log as many hours per month as I would at ATP and it wouldn't be twin time. I've already got 140hrs multi-engine, so I'm thinking I'm pretty good there. Does it matter where you work as a CFI when it comes to the airlines? If I chose to work at this local FBO and when I got around 600hrs did ATP's RJS program, I should be in a good position for an airline job right? Just want to get some opinions. I don't know what to do. Working close to home with a friendly, comfortable environment sounds appealing, but so does getting an airline interview in a few months working for ATP.