Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?

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Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?

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There are a bunch of nutters here, and I'm wondering how common they are in 705 land?

To all the nutters, have fun calling me one I don't really care
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No, the majority of guys I fly with are great. Many of them don't post on forums, and even if they do we talk about skiing, traveling, diving, kids and life more then how the company is screwing us over. If they want to talk about the company screwing us over, the company has a nice press reader app for us to get caught up on.
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ZBBYLW wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:31 am
No, the majority of guys I fly with are great. Many of them don't post on forums, and even if they do we talk about skiing, traveling, diving, kids and life more then how the company is screwing us over. If they want to talk about the company screwing us over, the company has a nice press reader app for us to get caught up on.
haha good one on the last bit, good to know things are a lot more pleasant than I thought!
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As someone who talks to a lot of airline pilots, my impression is no, they're not miserable at all.

Just today I was speaking with three, all of whom were enthusiastic about telling me about their journeys to the airlines and encouraging me to go hard on my flight training and do the same. One of them specifically said, pointing to the flight deck of his Embraer, "This is a pretty good office to be in."

Yesterday I spoke with three different ones; same story. Whether it's low-time guys or former fighter pilots who've been flying for 25+ years, they overwhelmingly seem to be upbeat about their job when I ask them about it.
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There is no shortage of people in 705 that I would describe as "eccentric". There is something about this job that seems to either attract or cause odd people. Whether or not they occur at a rate higher than the average population is another question. Weird people are everywhere to an extent that "normal" people are probably a minority.
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vermont wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:42 am
ZBBYLW wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:31 am
No, the majority of guys I fly with are great. Many of them don't post on forums, and even if they do we talk about skiing, traveling, diving, kids and life more then how the company is screwing us over. If they want to talk about the company screwing us over, the company has a nice press reader app for us to get caught up on.
haha good one on the last bit, good to know things are a lot more pleasant than I thought!
Exactly. There will always be that 0.1% of debbie downers that try to drag you into their web, just keep smiling.
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No, and you might notice most of miserable people here are not at the airlines. They’ll even talk about how miserable it is at the airlines, when they’re not at the airlines.
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vermont wrote:Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?
Not anymore. I just signed up here a few weeks ago :rofl:
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Most people who are happy with 705 life are happy because they avoid forums like this.

Me? I am happy in spite of being on a forum like this.
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Nah, you have to remember that internet people are like dogs that bark from behind a fence.
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mixturerich wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:27 pm
No, and you might notice most of miserable people here are not at the airlines. They’ll even talk about how miserable it is at the airlines, when they’re not at the airlines.
#truth
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A Westjet pilot recently told me he was bored to death flying the airlines.
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CpnCrunch wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:52 pm
A Westjet pilot recently told me he was bored to death flying the airlines.
Bored = Safe.

I love being bored at work. I left all the “excitement” at my last gig. Thank god.

When my families on board I want the crew bored out their mind with all the levels of safety.

Want to have fun at work? Stay in the bush.
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+1.

I'm so bored of cashing big cheques and having so much time off doing all the stuff I love. 2019 was more cottage days, more days on the water, and more personal travel than any year since before I started in this profession.

Besides, A to B is like the smallest part of the job, there are challenges to manage, plus some good crews, some great layovers, some new friends... anyone that's bored isn't paying enough attention.
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altiplano wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:51 pm
+1.
I'm so bored of cashing big cheques and having so much time off doing all the stuff I love. 2019 was more cottage days, more days on the water, and more personal travel than any year since before I started in this profession.
What you forget to mention is that you’re paid to be at home while the B737max is grounded: this is a temporary situation and AC won’t let you bring 0 value to the company indefinitely. :wink:
Sometimes I felt bored especially during a 10 hours flight to Europe. But I wouldn’t trade my job, making +200k per year and working 10 days per months (460hrs done in 2019), plenty of time to run my own business on the side; unfortunately my lifestyle will probably change with an upcoming merger.. :(
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There's a couple miserable people here, but that has nothing to do with flying, they'd be miserable anywhere, and I'm sure they're miserable at home. I think us commuters have a higher level of miserableness than non commuters, but again that's a choice that that technically has nothing to do with the actual job. We could move, but choose to be slightly more miserable getting to work and back in trade for being less miserable at home.
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I'm f***king miserable...
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No they're not miserable, just whiney.

Oooh, poor me I have to wait 5 Minutes to clear security.

Omg this new document booklet is so tedious!

Ugh, we can't say gender specific greetings anymore. :roll:

These are their real problems, so no, the conditions are great, people just love to complain.
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Avoid the negative coffee clubs.... life will be good! I love it anyone who complains of boredom flying A-B should try a office job 9-5 for just one week! I could not imagine “not” working all the different shift patterns/places/time zones.....etc!
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Bored.
yes you are in an aluminum (or composite) tube, where it is minus 50 odd degree c outside, where the air is so thin it does not support life, doing 500 odd miles per hour, with discs spinning at who knows what rpm, with enough jet fuel onboard to set most of a city on fire... yep boring is good.
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I enjoy airline flying as a job, it's not the most exciting type of flying but not bad either. The only time I am miserable is when I look at my pay cheque. :lol:
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There most certainly are miserable airline pilots, but the same goes for every facet of the industry - you'll always find them, or rather they'll find you. Every company has at least one miserable prick who goes out of their way to try and make those around them miserable. They usually have some advice, or a hint or trick to make things easier, better, what ever. Usually some passive aggressive BS. Ignore them, smile, nod along and then laugh with the rest of your like minded colleagues.

But, there is one thing you'll learn very quickly. Aviation tends to attract more than it's fair share of, well, rather eccentric personalities. Certainly much more so than what most would consider "average".
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Miserable people in all walks of life, airlines do not have the inside line on miserableness, count retirees in that category as well. I know some who have it all yet in complaining mode every time I talk to them. It isn’t greed in wanting more but insignificant(as I see it) items bother them, there is always something wrong. Kinda never a “ don’t worry be happy” philosophy. I avoid those acquaintances when possible :?

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Airlines? No.

Regionals? Yes.

703? Depends.

Neither, and prolific posters on Avcanada? The miserabelist!

Personally, I'm in the first category, and couldn't imagine life being much better. :)
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