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- Jun 7, 2003
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I don't know, perhaps I should have made a better descision in graduate school to understand how this is an efficient method in conducting a service-based business...
Try looking at it this way. Training bonds are classically the domain of bottom-feeding, soul-crushing pt. 135 charter operations: cargo and otherwise. These shops are widely recognized by the professional community as experience-building generators, to be used and moved-on from. The management of these go-nowhere operations know as much, and use bonds to obstruct their workforce from leaving too soon. It is expected by all, and palliated by none.
Avantair and it's most dedicated bill it as something significantly better, yet...
Clearly, the company is a service-based business. The key point is that service benefits the customer not the pilot. The pilot is merely a tool that the company uses to service their customer.
While I agree with you that training bonds are prevalent in bottom feeding companies, I disagree that they are causal; simply having a training contract does not make a company a bottom feeder.
While we all want to be born with the proverbial silver spoon in our mouth, most of us have to gain our experiences somewhere. We will seek out the best job that our experience will get us, but in the end, we may have to accept a job at what you would describe as a bottom feeding company.