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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 06:23 PM
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9. I'm not so sure the ones with seniority
make that much anymore.

As Sully says, his -- and he's a senior pilot -- pay has been cut 40%.

Essentially ALL airline employees have had their pay cut a great deal, starting in the early 90's. September 11, 2001, just accelerated the process.

I was an airline ticket agent from 1969 to 1979 at National Airport in Washington, DC. It was a great job back then. Oh, the passengers could be difficult, and we NEVER got an extra day off for holidays -- we worked forty hours a week fifty weeks a year, but the airline I worked for initially had a nice rotating shift system that resulted in a four day weekend every five or six weeks, and we could swap days off. Back then the pay was somewhat better than adequate for my job, and I took full advantage of the free travel available to us.

But it's changed a lot, for every single job category at the airlines. I feel sorry for many of the people working there now.
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