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humveedriver

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A friendly reminder to those working towards retirement, on furlough, getting off reserve, getting hired, and negotiating contracts. 1261 days until mandatory retirement becomes effective again!
 

The Prussian

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A friendly reminder to those working towards retirement, on furlough, getting off reserve, getting hired, and negotiating contracts. 1261 days until mandatory retirement becomes effective again!
OK,...I'm beginning to agree with you guys that say it can't come soon enough....(!!?!) :puke:
 

CitationLover

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So about 300 more days till some SWA pilot's grumble about 65 being unfair and a push for 70 starts. Lifevests and depends will soon be stored under the left seat.
 

get2flyin

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I'm counting the minutes. Realistically speaking, I'm pretty sure I'm going to get furloughed first. I'm not worried, the old guys I fly with tell me I can pay my dues like they did and recoup the loss by working until 65 myself. That's terrific! Thanks!
 

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So about 300 more days till some SWA pilot's grumble about 65 being unfair and a push for 70 starts. Lifevests and depends will soon be stored under the left seat.

Don't aim that loaded gun over here. Point it toward Herndon, Va.

Gup
 

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So about 300 more days till some SWA pilot's grumble about 65 being unfair and a push for 70 starts. Lifevests and depends will soon be stored under the left seat.

That's the thread winner. Thought I'd get that in before the usual, tired, debate begins.
 

CitationLover

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Don't aim that loaded gun over here. Point it toward Herndon, Va.

Gup
Let's be honest Gup. Who got the ball rolling? Prater and the fat cats simply payed off their older constituents who elected them.
 

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Don't aim that loaded gun over here. Point it toward Herndon, Va.

Gup

Not to worry. I'm pretty sure most of the geezers are firing blanks these days, anyways.
 

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SWA houses the selfish jerk Paul E. alright but he didn't have the pull and was just making noise until ALPA got onboard.

Gup
 

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Age 65 for me equals at least an EXTRA $2 MILLION in pay for working less than half of those extra five years. I'm all in favor of 65.
 

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Brown----ignore. Great, got that out of the way.

I fear the debate isn't over. I think it was Air Transport Weekly, but some idiot wrote in whining about being forced to retire, and how the Age 65 rule wasn't fair either.

This was in my mind when guys were decrying Age 60 as an "arbitrary number". How is 65 any different?

I sincerely hope these guys call it a day and a career at 65.
 

hockeypilot44

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Let's not forget ICAO changed the age first. Unless ICAO raises their age again, I don't see it happening in the U.S. That being said, I think age 65 is one of the worst things to happen to our industry besides the outsourcing. Outsourcing has allowed our salaries to drop to levels we couldn't even imagine 10 years ago.
 

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Changing it was one thing, the problem I have is the WAY it was done. If it had to be changed it should've been done gradually, like raising the mandatory retirement age 1 year every 3 years or something to that effect. That way you still get some attrition and mitigate furloughs to a degree. Going from 60 to 65 overnight was the wrong way to go about it.
 

PeanuckleCRJ

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Changing it was one thing, the problem I have is the WAY it was done. If it had to be changed it should've been done gradually, like raising the mandatory retirement age 1 year every 3 years or something to that effect. That way you still get some attrition and mitigate furloughs to a degree. Going from 60 to 65 overnight was the wrong way to go about it.

Unfortunately our government doesn't understand what it means to do something logical. Throw something together, fire it down the pipe and go with whatever happens. Clean it up later if it screws over enough people and they yell loud enough-but only enough to ease some of the yelling.
 

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1260 Now. :)

Can the moderators start a 1260 day ticker??
 

gutshotdraw

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1260 Now. :)

Can the moderators start a 1260 day ticker??

What would we call it?


"Geezer Meter" ?

"Equity Estimator" ?

"Upgrade Indicator" ?
 

BVT94

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Perhaps an I phone app for us "young punks":pimp:
 
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