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PLovett
25th Apr 2013, 06:53
Looks like the profession of airline pilot is slipping down the ranks of desirability. Not surprising really given the T & Cs' these days.

Career Rankings (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/revealed-news-reporter-is-the-worst-job-in-the-world-but-its-good-news-for-death-predictors-8586327.html)

Hobo
25th Apr 2013, 07:33
Good, because it will stop those who are only interested in the perceived desirability of their life by others, and base their career on lists like this, from applying, and make room for those who actually want to do it.

Kelly Hopper
25th Apr 2013, 07:38
Haha. 21st behind the truck driver! :{

angels
25th Apr 2013, 07:40
The survey is utter balls.

Number 184 - broadcaster = Get paid 94,000 quid on BBC News 24 for reading to an audience of about 270. (94,000 quid comes from the Doris who told the MP she was inreviewing her salary).

Fareastdriver
25th Apr 2013, 09:54
196. Oil Rig Worker.

800/day offshore for six months, 100/day retainer for the other six.

Slasher
25th Apr 2013, 10:24
...I don't see pornographer mentioned. That
would have to be somewhere in the top 10.

lomapaseo
25th Apr 2013, 15:06
I don't see pornographer mentioned. That
would have to be somewhere in the top 10.

I think they wuld have to break that down into Donor and receiver

sisemen
25th Apr 2013, 15:31
That's what happens when you start giving rides to oiks in shell suits.

Tankertrashnav
25th Apr 2013, 15:54
Chap I know made the shift from being a London Tube driver (40k plus and you get paid while you're training) to flying for a small regional airline (c75K out of your own pocket for an ATPL and probably on c35K) and still reckons he's made a good move, even though he's financially worse off

Firestorm
25th Apr 2013, 17:32
Seeing as the list was compiled by statisticians (or actuaries) is it really surprising that they have taken the top spot?

flash8
25th Apr 2013, 18:09
Left flying (737) back in '06 and never regretted it. Miss my old mates but many split soon after me for other airlines so it would never have been the same again.

Now a Software Engineering contractor, occasionally get asked at interview about the flying and many seem incredulous I voluntarily gave it up.

Life is too short for regrets... and I've moved on!

Overrated for sure. Glam? Probably in the 60's/70's with the wild down route long haul stuff. Now.. no way.

charliegolf
25th Apr 2013, 18:57
Number 4: Audiologist. What!

CG

Erwin Schroedinger
26th Apr 2013, 08:24
That's just hearsay.

angels
26th Apr 2013, 08:29
I beg your pardon?

Vercingetorix
26th Apr 2013, 09:04
That's just hearsay.

Classic, made me laugh.:D

Slasher
27th Apr 2013, 00:24
You lucky lucky bastard flash8. Wish I could do the
same and never set foot in the sharp end of bloody
Airbuses ever again.

..I wouldn't fully give up flying though - I'd continue
to teararse around in me PA18 and duck down to Oz
for me 2 hour's bash in a DH82 every year - and only
need to maintain a PPL.

probes
27th Apr 2013, 05:49
Interesting. Speech Pathologist ranks 12. :E

ExSp33db1rd
27th Apr 2013, 07:22
Wish I could do the
same and never set foot in the sharp end of bloody
Airbuses ever again.

Should've tried Boeings ( if it ain't Boein' I ain't goin' )

redsnail
27th Apr 2013, 08:02
Slash was a Boeing man. :ok:

Cacophonix
27th Apr 2013, 08:55
Actuaries number one. Hmm!

So there is solace in estimating the first 99 metres and then using a micro meter to measure the last metre while disputing the minutiae of deviation.

Caco

Slasher
27th Apr 2013, 08:57
Dead bloody right Reddo! :ok:

Erwin Schroedinger
27th Apr 2013, 08:58
So there is solace in estimating the first 99 metres and then using a micro meter to measure the last metre while disputing the minutiae of deviation.

The solace comes from raking in loads of money for doing bugger all. IMHE.



Talking of doing bugger all, very much like 'edited' messages on forums.

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