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Old 22nd Apr 2010, 04:37
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Loose rivets
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Join Date: Jun 2001
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Age: 80
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I do . . . well, just a teeeeenzy bit.

"Shut up, or I'll throw you in the front of an RB211 while it's on full power."

"Perfectly reasonable."

Turns to fellow slave.

"I had to wait 10 years to be hung the right way up."

I was arround when the decision was made on whether or not to call ourselves professionals. Captain, while off duty and the like. A resounding No.

"We're tradesmen, not professionals." One of my skippers informed me.

To a very large extent, we brought the current state of affairs upon ourselves. However, in a 'trade' where people are willing to P2F, then there's really no hope of busting the statu quo. However, with a prime directive, empowered by the likes of Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger, we might be ordered to be raised to the level of professionals by our governments. Trouble is, there would only be enough jobs for a quarter of the workforce and only the rich would travel.
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