Shouldn't you be preparing for your CGF1 instead of trolling and bitching on the message boards?
The only fact I need to assess you, Syphilis, is this: you'd rather be flying bitch - in a Lear 45 no less - instead of negotiating from a position of strength. You earned your stripes and pissed them away. That is not meant to be derogatory to anyone flying right seat in small metal; we have all been there done that; this is merely meant to draw everyone else a word picture of how he is equally as pathetic as an IGM who thinks he can jump the line and take positions out of seniority like the majority of our Red Label pilots have done.
Say what you will about the Union (and in the past I've said plenty) the fact is COLLECTIVE bargaining is the only chip a pilot can gamble with in this company. Unless you have naked pics of Kenn with an underage Thai pool boy, you simply do not have enough leverage in this environment to have an expectation of success on your sole efforts.
And that is why the company hates the Union so much. It represents their greatest threat to requiring ethical and transparent dealings with the pilot group. I can hear the detractors right now screaming Red Label disproves that theory so let's unpack it a bit.
There are several Red Label pilots out there bragging they will clear 300k this year on a schedule of their own choosing that includes several major holidays off. In light of this put on your best logic hat and ask yourself a few questions. Do you really think they are flying as safely as our owners think they are? Do you really think a 9 year Captain working 6&7 day tours of continuous 10/24 warnings, reduced rest and OT galore deserves less than half of what they are making despite flying the same owners, trips and even aircraft? How do you feel about the fact their cost cutting choices for crew bonuses filter down to the rest of us without an avenue to protest it? How do you feel looking at those numbers in light of management's latest dismal CBA proposals, furloughs and tightening operating provisions for the squad of regular line misfits, as Kenn calls those not in line with his ultimately selfish agenda to become an IGM?
That is why they are labeled IGMs. The "I got mine" group. As long as the check clears, it doesn't matter to them how it's accomplished even if it is truly scandalous. I do believe another word for it is prostitution. Oh by the way, in the light of a clear day how do most John's feel about their hooker and feast of debauchery? That's a question guys like Phil and all the IGMs really ought to ask themselves. Is being an IGM worth it in the end? Will they be treated this well after their union busting purpose is no longer needed?