Well said.It will be so awesome when management us for an illegal job action...and an arbitrator throws out our strong case against the company...
Because a few folks think they are doing more for the better good by being "sick"...thanks!
Maybe someone should ask an AA pilot what happened when they did the same thing.
If I have the squirts I'm not going to the doctor...all anyone has to do ever is send in a copy of the back of your 1st class (or any) medical and circle the part that says "operating during known deficiencies is prohibited".All anyone has to do is go see a doctor on the day in question.
Headache.. stomach flu.. tired and cant get a good night sleep...
Either way, you are "sick" and went to see a doctor.
Sorry to hear about your furlough.I won't be there on September 15th. Thanks to the fact that management has illegally destroyed our contract and the remaining pilots are willing to work over 85 hours a month and have less than four days off between pairings. So a sickout, I could care less. Hopefully management would wake up and realize that we are an asset, not a detriment to their airline.
So to answer your question, I as well as many others in the unemployment line support an "immature" action of a sick out. Good Luck to those still there.
I hardly call that spitting on the senior pilots, I am just stating facts. It is true there are lines above 85 hours, it is true that the lines have less than 4 days off between pairings, it is true that everyone is flying these illegal pairings instead of saying no to management while other pilots are furloughed. What did I say that was not true?Sorry to hear about your furlough.
However, you might want to back off on the venom toward the pilots who happen to be senior to you. Those pilots are no more willing to work over 85 hours, nor to accept less than four days off than you are to take your furlough. Spitting on those who are left, will not endear you or your furloughed buddies to that group. Doing so will only ensure that they care less about you and your plight.
FWIW, if you have a plan (a legal plan) to stop the companies contract dissection, please let me know.