Besides SWA being one of two majors hiring this year, why do so many people want to work for them? My understanding of SWA is that flying 1000 hard hours a year is not uncommon, their pilots are under paid, pay for training requirement (737 type required prior to hire) and no retirement fund. Granted, they are very stable, are making money, and will be around for the long run. But if you compare them to say FedEx, who is also hiring, you will fly half as much, make significantly more money, no pay for training, and a fantastic retirement, I’m having a difficult time seeing what all the hype about SWA is. Southwest people seem to love it, but everyone that I know that flies for another major can’t believe that I’m even considering SWA. At times I get the Southwest bug and think it’s time to get a 73 type in hopes of getting an interview and hopefully be hired. Maybe by doing that I will begin to feel more of that Southwest love. At other times I think that I’m crazy and just jumping on the SWA bandwagon because they are hiring. I’m not trying to put down SWA, just trying to find out why others like it so much when it appears that SWA pilots are underpaid and overworked. Maybe that way I can figure out what I need to do.