Old 2nd May 2016, 08:45
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: 41S174E
Age: 52
Posts: 2,767
Agreed, to have more at the interview you need more going through flying schools which means more girls in school need to be convinced it's a good career.
The more you lean towards family life, the less it is a good career. Male or female, doesn't matter. Now days you have no idea where you will be in a month and get one weekend off a month. You are not in the family home during the whitching hour approximately 50% of the time and are often out the door hours before the rest of the family rises.
Unlike most shift workers you don't progress from earlies to mids to lates to graveyard with a break between each, you swap randomly between them on an adhoc basis. It is difficult to be a reliable family member and it is the norm to disappoint the kids by being away when special occasions are celebrated.
If we want to convince girls that it is a good career, we should start by making it a good career ....like it used to be before the legal limits became the target.
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