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The facts are:

- Pilot with 20 year career at BA

- Wasn't at the controls during crash landing

- Took voluntary redundancy with 6-figure payout

- One month later hasn't found a new job with another airline!

- Wife worried about losing their £500,000 home if he doesn't find work soon

- Forced to claim job-seekers allowance

- Wife sells story to media

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12...--crash-CV.html

What idiots.

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That is the basic problem with working for corporates and falling for the hype of being part of their family - as soon as they no longer want you then they are ruthless in their ways of getting rid.

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That is the basic problem with working for corporates and falling for the hype of being part of their family - as soon as they no longer want you then they are ruthless in their ways of getting rid.

But they didn't get rid. He chose to take the money and thought he could walk straight into another job, forgetting that all the airlines are struggling at the moment.

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Airline pilot = bus driver these days.

Not the glamorous high paying career it was in the 70s and 80s.

A friend of mine was cross-training to be a commercial airline pilot but quit when he worked out he would be on about 15K less than his current job.

In the US, it is frightening how low-paid many of the low-cost airlines pay.

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So, the guy got £100,000 last month in voluntary redundancy and his wife's in the paper moaning they are poor and are having to claim £65 a week job seeker's allowance. :rolleyes:

What I am amazed by is people willing to lose their dignity and look like tosspots just to be in the media spotlight for their 15 minutes.

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So, the guy got £100,000 last month in voluntary redundancy and his wife's in the paper moaning they are poor and are having to claim £65 a week job seeker's allowance. :rolleyes:

What I am amazed by is people willing to lose their dignity and look like tosspots just to be in the media spotlight for their 15 minutes.

Daily Mail pays very handsomely for that kind of story - easily added a quarter to that redundancy cheque I'd imagine, maybe a half and possibly doubled it.

Yes fellow HPCers, if you ever find yourself at the centre of a national story then simply tell the Daily Mail and Sun/NOTW hacks to write a figure on a piece of paper, stick it in an envelope and hand it to you.

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The facts are:

- Pilot with 20 year career at BA

- Wasn't at the controls during crash landing

- Took voluntary redundancy with 6-figure payout

- One month later hasn't found a new job with another airline!

- Wife worried about losing their £500,000 home if he doesn't find work soon

- Forced to claim job-seekers allowance

- Wife sells story to media

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12...--crash-CV.html

What idiots.

Possible cause?

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A friend of mine was cross-training to be a commercial airline pilot but quit when he worked out he would be on about 15K less than his current job.

In the US, it is frightening how low-paid many of the low-cost airlines pay.

Like that Colgan Air crash in Buffalo in February.

WASHINGTON — A new cockpit voice recorder transcript shows the co-pilot in February's airline crash in upstate New York said she felt ill and would have liked to have skipped the flight.

First Officer Rebecca Shaw also complained about poor treatment by Colgan Air Inc. of Manassas, Va., which operated the flight for Continental Airlines, and about how little she was paid. Shaw said she earned only $15,800 the previous year :ph34r: and the airline was refusing to give her $200 in back pay she felt she was owed.

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