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What would you choose?

Discussion in 'Member Announcements' started by jetstar242, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Dugie8

    Dugie8 Well-Known Member

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    Day off that can be moved.

    Protocol for when that day can be moved varies from company to company.


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  2. Crockrocket94

    Crockrocket94 Well-Known Member

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    I think i know the job he is talking about. Honestly if it is, its not bad. The plane isn't amazing as its an older 900B but the crew is decent and I know the lead PIC.
     
  3. cmhumphr

    cmhumphr Well-Known Member

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    Sounds glorious but I don't know. I'm still stuck on the 5 hard days off a month..
     
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  4. BrettInLJ

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    What did you decide? I'll resurrect this thread and share my thought process. After I reached 135 PIC minimums earlier this year a friend of mind who works at a 135 operator told me to put my resume in and he could set me up with an interview. This is at an established company that operates a variety of jets from Citations to the BBJ. My thought process in deciding to continue aiming for 121 rather than applying/interviewing there was twofold.

    First, as was mentioned earlier in the thread, seniority is everything at a 121 carrier. If I were to go 135, decide I don't like it, then go to 121 I would be that much further behind seniority wise. The reverse would be less painful as I would have more experience and possibly start out on different equipment/pay scale.

    Second, if I decide to move to another city or state I would have to find another 135 operator given I wouldn't be near the base.
     
  5. ClarkGriswold

    ClarkGriswold Non Nutritive Cereal Varnish Engineer

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    Since when does a 2 year 9E FO make $106 an hour roughly? Not sure how $33-35 x 122 = $13,000. Me thinks your math is off.
     
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  6. bimmerphile

    bimmerphile Open-Air Member

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    common core math
     
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  7. Lunchbox

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    I'm not sure where you got that I worked at 9E out of my post. My original post/point was about how you can make extra money with 121 flying and that you are on a fixed salary with the other job the OP talked about. I later elaborated and gave an example at my airline (not 9E). We also have premium pay for any hours worked above 81 which helps out a lot. I couldn't imagine being on a fixed salary.
     
  8. drunkenbeagle

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    Compared to my non-aviation job, where I have ZERO hard days off - I'm sure it is something you can deal with for a few years. True, I rarely end up being told to work days off - but it always could happen. And I could always quit. If you are someone that is flexible with your schedule, it doesn't sound like the worst gig ever.
     
  9. ClarkGriswold

    ClarkGriswold Non Nutritive Cereal Varnish Engineer

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    Whoops my bad. I figured you did since the OP was asking about them.
     
  10. Crockrocket94

    Crockrocket94 Well-Known Member

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    You also make good money :)
     
  11. Oxman

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    Food Court food vs FBO crew car for restaurants....
     
  12. BEEF SUPREME

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    My own food because I have a schedule and I can bring it with me because planning...


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  13. Oxman

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    Well, if you go 135 bookmark this into your phone. When I was 135 I lived on it. http://www.tvfoodmaps.com/
    It shows you where all of the tv food shows have been. ex. Diners, Drive in and dives, Bizarre Food, Cheap Eats etc...
    Just type in your city.
     
  14. BEEF SUPREME

    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    135, never again! But thanks for the map. I appreciate it.


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  15. NovemberEcho

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    Just saw this but average is probably $250-300k a year with all the ot.
     
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  16. BWER

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    And they need it to live on LI.

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  17. NovemberEcho

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    Yes. I could easily be at a lower level facility making quite a bit less and still have a better quality of life.
     
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