How is it aviation companies can do this? I'm a "reserve" pilot at my base. We are paid the standard 8hrs/day, 40hrs/week; however our duty periods are 12 hours. Last week I sat reserve for 60 hours but was only paid 40 per our employee handbook. How many companies in other fields can basically force employees to work for free? Also, found out a pilot 1.5 years junior to me is starting Brasilia Captain training monday. There are 3 people senior to him at his base, not to mention the folks company-wide who are senior and have bids in for the Bro. Oh, but he was an F/O previously so he only needs to go to school for 1 week as opposed to 4 for an new Captain. It's a cost of doing business people. Why bother having a seniority list if it doesn't mean anything? I vote that when they do this everyone senior to this person who has a bid for the same spot and who is qualified to hold it should be paid the rate for the larger aircraft. Maybe then they would actually upgrade in seniority order. Life without a contract I guess. It's late, thanks for listening. Rant - Off.