Capt.LongThrust said:. Example if a switch is to be pressed with the index finger and you press it with the middle finger it will be debriefed. .
Capt.LongThrust said:Well the pay is around 90k a year. 80% of that through training, which is held in Tokyo for around 7 months. Schedules depend on the base. SFO supposebly works around 14-15 a month. JFK is a little more but I think they are shorter trips. I applied there, and backed out before I went to Tokyo for the sim and medical. Just could not spend that long away for training. They lock you into a contract but could not tell me honestly what happens if their (HACS) contract is not renewed.
Also they do things different in Japan and take anal to a whole new level. Example if a switch is to be pressed with the index finger and you press it with the middle finger it will be debriefed. Upgrade is based off merit and if they think you are good enough. Also from day one they will keep an eye on your every move, they do not like people that create any sort of wave. I know a guy over there and he seems to like it so far. Good luck.
Yank McCobb said:I had a friend that was hired into the JAZ system on the DC-10 through HACS (now I admit, this was several years back, but the moral of the story is still relevant). He was HNL based, and commuting was not an issue. What WAS an issue (for him) was the culture shock and being treated as an outcast and second-class citizen as an expat among all the Japanese crewmembers he flew with. In fact, it got so bad that he bailed. As a result, HACS sued for breach of contract and it cost him over 40K to settle. However, to this day he feels it was worth it just to get out.
Of course, this is only one man's story and everyone has different expectations and different levels of adaptability. But, I believe it is safe to say that regardless of who you are, your adaptability will be tested.