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KiddDynomite

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Howard,

Thanks for the clarification but I'll once again have to say where I am at it's a boys club. I have tried, went through their little dance only to get tossed in favor of a friend of a friend. Once again connections, connections but I hear you.
 

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There used to be some espirt de corp (or whatever that's called) that we shared amongst each other, but that's long gone since age 65 (among other things) has meant open season on the next guy in line for guys over 60.

Esprit de corps. I'm not sure there was ever any.
 

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Kidd,

You didn't gain any useful connections during all this gas pumping, instructing, college, and flying experience??

But the problem isn't you?

I don't know you so that's just an honest question-
Though I'm none too pleased with boomers poaching our career for themselves with 65 and outsourcing, there are a lot that have ridden the same waves my man and it did work out...
 

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Kidd,

You didn't gain any useful connections during all this gas pumping, instructing, college, and flying experience??

But the problem isn't you?

I don't know you so that's just an honest question-
Though I'm none too pleased with boomers poaching our career for themselves with 65 and outsourcing, there are a lot that have ridden the same waves my man and it did work out...

I can't speak for Kidd, but connections are all well and good when there are jobs for those connections to get you. Not so much when there aren't.
 

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If you had a Bachelors Degree you would understand why it should be required.

LOL....

It's not just about the education; it's about showing dedication and busting your butt for 4 years straight to accomplish something that is considered "huge" in our society.

The only thing huge about a 4 year degree is the cost and debt you're likely to incur. In some fields, it is a necessary requirement. Flying airplanes is not one of them.

It's not a $ thing. There are 2 things in life that people will never regret spending money on: Their Kids and their University Degree.

There are a lot more things I will never regret spending money on than just these 2 examples.
 

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You are NOT gong to LIKE THIS...The TRUTH always hurts.

- Were you expected to go to Kindergarten?

- How about Elementary School?

- High School?

- College?

Which Level did you attain?

End Of Story.

STFU.

Love,

Whine

College! What do I win?
 

KiddDynomite

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Kidd,

You didn't gain any useful connections during all this gas pumping, instructing, college, and flying experience??

But the problem isn't you?

I don't know you so that's just an honest question-
Though I'm none too pleased with boomers poaching our career for themselves with 65 and outsourcing, there are a lot that have ridden the same waves my man and it did work out...

I like how we assume and cast stones here. I did not have connections because all of my peers were in the same boat and the ones who did achieve the majors all did PFT. I for one was never going to do that because I was too busy busting my hump to pay for the oh so important college degree this thread is about which by the way is not aviation related. You also have to take into account area. I didn't live in an area that is popular. Most of the guys I knew left amd never came back and they cut ties. This is a cut throat business. I got mine screw you! The one connection I had at American who truly could have done something was all talk and no action. When it came to time put up his response was I used my one favor after years of telling me I'll get you in the door. Complete BS. Some have the luck others don't. I didn't and no I don't feel sorry for myself but I will say many of us, the vast majority of us in our forties never made because the number of jobs was not there. The wave is too late for us.
 
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It really isn't all that hard to go to college and graduate.

Jesus, just get it done and stop whining.

If you didn't get it done, that's your fault, so stop whining.

It's not rocket science.

Questions?
 
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flyboyike

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I didn't and no I don't feel sorry for myself but I will say many of us, the vast majority of us in our forties never made because the number of jobs was not there. The wave is too late for us.

No worries, I'm 38, but I think the wave is too late for me as well.
 

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No worries, I'm 38, but I think the wave is too late for me as well.


I wouldn't say so flyboyike! The 6 year difference in age between us could make a big difference. If you can catch this wave at the very beginning you will have about 25 years to invest. The question then will be how fast will you rise in the seniority list and can you miss the furloughs that we all know will one day again happen. For me it's stay and continue to fight to make my current job better.
 
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That's funny. I work at one of the most highly regarded airlines in the world, and I don't have a college degree. I believe that a college degree is absolutely meaningless WRT being a professional pilot. One of the greatest fleecings ever conjured in this world is the private university four year degree here in the US. I hope my children become plumbers or electricians, instead of spending 120k to be a barrista at Starbucks. The younger generation in this world is screwed by their seniors. No other way to put it.

Box

My friend went to Cathy and has a four year. He almost washed out of training. His class mate was a Air Force Academy grad. The Air Force dude washed out of training. This was some time ago. I have heard Cathy's training can be difficult.
 

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Makes for a more "well-rounded" individual, at least in the eyes of the HR folks. It's not debatable, sorry.

Yea, but HR people are not professional pilots, and have no clue about flying. Now that is not debatable.

I understand your comment about well-rounded.
 

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Entrepreneurs don't rely on someone else to believe in their ability or dedication. Entrepreneurs have nothing to prove to others since they are self starters that rely on themselves for talent and innovation. If you are an entrepreneur pilot you would be starting your own airline, not relying on a hiring board to access your skills and abilities. I'm not trying to "look down on others." I am simply stating that possessing the requisite skills to obtain a degree is a highly sought after accomplishment when selecting a new hire that may not necessarily use any of those university learned skills while carrying out the duties that a candidate was hired for.

I understand.:)
 

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My friend went to Cathy and has a four year. He almost washed out of training. His class mate was a Air Force Academy grad. The Air Force dude washed out of training. This was some time ago. I have heard Cathy's training can be difficult.

Cathay's CHECKING dept is like nothing else I have ever experienced in professional aviation. It has ground up some very good pilots through the years. One of the reasons I'm interested in going elsewhere, with a bit better culture.

box
 

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No worries, I'm 38, but I think the wave is too late for me as well.

Oh come on Ike, stop the sad talk. There were guys in my class way back in the 90s that were 47 years old. You can do it...... Go watch Waterboy the movie for encouragement. "You can do it......!!!" The three legacies will retire 15,000 pilots total in the next ten years too. That always helps. Big retirements haven't really started yet, but they will.



Bye Bye---General Lee
 

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This message is hidden because General Lee is on your ignore list.
 

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Oh come on Ike, stop the sad talk. There were guys in my class way back in the 90s that were 47 years old. You can do it...... Go watch Waterboy the movie for encouragement. "You can do it......!!!" The three legacies will retire 15,000 pilots total in the next ten years too. That always helps. Big retirements haven't really started yet, but they will.



Bye Bye---General Lee

Sad talk would be "woe is me, the airlines are mean to me, my life sucks". I'm just being realistic.
 

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My friend went to Cathy and has a four year. He almost washed out of training. His class mate was a Air Force Academy grad. The Air Force dude washed out of training. This was some time ago. I have heard Cathy's training can be difficult.

Who is Cathy and why is she doing these things to your friends ? Is this one of those strange sex games that involve washing and training ?

Please let me know. I have a friend who may be interested.
 
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