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Re: Pet Peeves?

Post by mixturerich » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:31 pm

DirtyDashDriver wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:50 pm
It all boils down to professionalism for me.

1. We want to be paid and seen as professionals
Except regional FO’s aren’t paid as professionals so what can you expect? When one paycheque goes entirely to rent it’s pretty demotivating.

As for sunglasses in the terminal that is just pathetic and super douchey and cringeworthy.
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Re: Pet Peeves?

Post by digits_ » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:47 pm

mixturerich wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:31 pm
DirtyDashDriver wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:50 pm
It all boils down to professionalism for me.

1. We want to be paid and seen as professionals
Except regional FO’s aren’t paid as professionals so what can you expect? When one paycheque goes entirely to rent it’s pretty demotivating.

As for sunglasses in the terminal that is just pathetic and super douchey and cringeworthy.
Actually some people wear prescription sunglasses. It's not always easy to switch back to regular glasses. Sometimes you leave the plane with sunglasses, and only realise in the terminal you are still wearing them. Your regular glasses are back in the plane. Do you quickly go to the washroom with your sunglasses, or run back to the plane through the crowded jet bridge to get them?
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Re: Pet Peeves?

Post by av8ts » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:35 pm

digits_ wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:47 pm
mixturerich wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:31 pm
DirtyDashDriver wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:50 pm
It all boils down to professionalism for me.

1. We want to be paid and seen as professionals
Except regional FO’s aren’t paid as professionals so what can you expect? When one paycheque goes entirely to rent it’s pretty demotivating.

As for sunglasses in the terminal that is just pathetic and super douchey and cringeworthy.
Actually some people wear prescription sunglasses. It's not always easy to switch back to regular glasses. Sometimes you leave the plane with sunglasses, and only realise in the terminal you are still wearing them. Your regular glasses are back in the plane. Do you quickly go to the washroom with your sunglasses, or run back to the plane through the crowded jet bridge to get them?
I’m calling bs on this. I wear glasses and prescription sunglasses. I’m always aware of which ones I’m wearing
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Re: Pet Peeves?

Post by Rooster69 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:44 am

I would Never walk through terminal with sunglasses, prescription or not, on. Never.
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Re: Pet Peeves?

Post by DirtyDashDriver » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:38 pm

Except regional FO’s aren’t paid as professionals so what can you expect? When one paycheque goes entirely to rent it’s pretty demotivating.
Professionalism begets professionalism. So too does the inverse. Yes, it is demotivating earning so little, but what do you expect a company to do when they hear their pilots "meowing" on a frequency or showing up to work with a uniform that clearly spent the night on the floor? That's not how professionals act. If I am an owner of a company, why would I spend more of my money on someone who continually embarrasses my brand?

Now, if that person turns around, acts like a professional, flies the aircraft with a mind for keeping costs down while also being safe, then maybe I pay that person or persons a little more for their effort. But in the airline world, there is always going to be that one idiot who ruins it for everyone. Therefore, it's better to run that type of person out of town before they do damage to the profession.
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Re: Pet Peeves?

Post by DirtyDashDriver » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:46 pm

Actually some people wear prescription sunglasses. It's not always easy to switch back to regular glasses. Sometimes you leave the plane with sunglasses, and only realise in the terminal you are still wearing them. Your regular glasses are back in the plane. Do you quickly go to the washroom with your sunglasses, or run back to the plane through the crowded jet bridge to get them?
Yep. I'm one of those "some people" too.

It is very easy to switch back to regular glasses. You keep one case or both cases on top of everything in your flight bag. Then, once the airplane is parked and you think you need to run into the terminal, you swap out your glasses. Hell, tie it to taking off your headset.

I don't know about you, but the need to take a leak doesn't just come on. There is normally a little warning. Enough warning that you can think to yourself "hey, I need to swap out my glasses when I go into the terminal."

It truly is the little things that differentiate pro-ams from professionals.
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Re: Pet Peeves?

Post by rigpiggy » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:36 pm

rooster aren't you a bit of a C@ck of the walk
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Re: Pet Peeves?

Post by rookiepilot » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:36 am

DirtyDashDriver wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:38 pm

Professionalism begets professionalism. So too does the inverse. Yes, it is demotivating earning so little, but what do you expect a company to do when they hear their pilots "meowing" on a frequency or showing up to work with a uniform that clearly spent the night on the floor? That's not how professionals act. If I am an owner of a company, why would I spend more of my money on someone who continually embarrasses my brand?
Awwwww, Dash, no one wants to read your comments. Not going to win any popularity contests.

They all want to read the message from those Unifor type ads the Liberals are running.

All small business are scumbags. Professionalism? F----that, Just Pay me! I deserve it!
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