Being furloughed is not "paying their dues". Where did you come up with that? It's a terribly unfortunate thing to be furloughed, but the reason is real simple: An ignorant acting, greedy, bootlicker, concessionist (in other words a guy like you) signed away their scope clause in an attempt to save his own retirement plan. You can't gloss that over, there is no better example than these two pilot groups. CAL didn't totally screw over the junior, UAL did. Some version of the CAL scope clause has to survive the merger and then we can get furloughs back to work. I get that you wouldn't mind sabotaging that possibility and get the UAL furloughs fighting the CAL junior because you're that kind of person, and it helps mask the failures of old guys. But remember the real reason they are furloughed is old guys blew it, and keep your nose out of it.
Again, this guy's resume says "intern". Nuff said. UAL has them too.
Still waiting for an answer.
ERAU provides opportunities for success, not golden tickets
Korry M Franke,
Issue date: 9/26/06 Section: Opinions
So are you willing to put in the time and effort to master your field? Will you accept nothing short of success? Will you study hard and challenge yourself to graduate at the top of your class? Will you join clubs and organizations with the intent to LEAD? Will you spend your free time networking in your field? Will you demand excellence in everything you do? If so, you probably don't need to find a golden ticket. Chances are, it will seemingly find you! But that will be largely determined by how much sweat equity you are willing to put into your life and your career.
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This world is huge and opportunities abound. Yes, I've been fortunate. Yes, I've caught a few breaks. And no, I won't read blogs written by negative-thinking people FOR negative-thinking people. I'm an optimist. People who say no to me are merely providing me a challenge that I WILL overcome. I will not allow my future to be determined by others. I will not allow my life to run on someone else's schedule. But I WILL work hard. I WILL take responsibility for myself. And I WILL succeed. And my friends, if you stop looking for golden tickets and instead start searching for opportunities, there is no question in my mind; YOU will succeed, too.
Korry Franke entered Embry-Riddle in August of 2000. He worked for Embry-Riddle as a part-time flight instructor from the Fall of 2001 until his graduation in 2003. He completed two unpaid internships with Atlantic Coast Airlines and with Continental Airlines. Following December 2003 graduation (one semester early), Korry's first job paid a $14,000 per year salary as a flight instructor/charter pilot in Virginia. He then gained employment in July 2004 with American Eagle Airlines where he flew the Saab 340B and then later the Embraer 135/140/145 Regional Jet. In March 2006 Korry gained employment with Continental Airlines as a pilot and currently flies the Boeing 757 and 767. He has been to Europe 16 times since June 1 as well as Aruba, Hawaii and several domestic destinations. He is 24. He believes unquestionably that without Embry-Riddle, he would not be realizing his dreams today. You can do it, too!
Korry Franke also had no life in college. Worked as an RA in the dorms spending Friday and Saturday nights walking up and down the halls checking up on students and policing their social activities. Having never gotten laid, he realizes that having an SIC type rating in a B757/767 is far more important than any social skills or homelife....may I refer you guys back to the BMW keychain story?
This guy is a tool.
What flight instructor wears their uniform to class, with their dark-mint green LL-Bean back-pack on top, loaded to the hilt, to give a presentation? Only thing missing was the iPod!