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Old 9th Aug 2020, 01:46
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Originally Posted by non_state_actor View Post
Basically you would have had to other qualifications, been working part time in another industry, whilst simultaneously somehow being an airline pilot working unstable shift work. Sure if you have no life or wife and kids it could be done, but I don't see how you could otherwise.
That’s something I’ve found to be quite common with Aviation employees during this downturn. A lot have qualifications and even substantial experience in another profession, but unless they’ve kept those qualifications current during their time in aviation by basically working two jobs at once they’re finding those qualifications meaningless.

I was always told to get a degree or a trade in a field outside of aviation because one day if there was a downturn having that second qualification would mean I could just walk into a well paid alternate job straight away, but that’s not the case.
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