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Reality check for those thinking of joining...

Old 11th Oct 2012, 18:37
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Germany
Posts: 53
I also left Cathay as an SO in training five years ago. Have no doubt I could have passed the training program and been a thoroughly miserable S/O just now upgrading to F/O and being stuck in HK. Did I regret the decision at times? Sure I did, but now I find myself in a much better position as an F/O and instructor on the same type of aircraft, earning decent money, and able to live anywhere in the world I like - and the company buys me a ticket to and from the trips. I also found that there are a lot of us that have left, which is a good thing, because when I got on that plane back to the states, I felt like I was the only sucker who fell for their scheme and realized it wasn't worth it!
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Old 15th Oct 2012, 03:37
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Not for Sale
Posts: 331
Ghost Rider is correct. Those with "experience" and "credentials" know what a pilot's true worth is and values it. Most / some even try to protect it. Those who don't and want or need the easy or perceived "free" way into a career defend their decision based on......facts? Nah: based on their dreamtime ideology at best.

I feel sorry for those who joined on C-Scale, left and now face the career and financial ramifications. But it's not as if the warnings weren't out their en masse. I trust you all get the career you deserve and will work for in the near future. Good luck.
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