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Whats More Important To You ??
Job Satisfaction
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More Money.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 8:27 am    Post subject: Whats More Important ? Reply with quote

There has been discussion on other forums about whats more important, job satisfaction or more money.

This is primarily directed at those members who are already flying for a living, but students can also vote. Vote as to which is more important to you in terms of your future in the helicopter industry.

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a studying pre-CPL(H), I have cast my vote. Admittedly, as I have no plans as yet to give up the day job (although mine is often a night job too...), remuneration doesn't play such an important role. I wouldn't blame any full-time professional heli-pilot for placing them on a pretty equal footing, as it is clear there are plenty in the industry living pretty much hand to mouth...

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also a pre-CPL, but this is my full time job, so i cast my vote also. I've been working in the police unit for 6 months, and i am still commited 100% on flying, not the pay check. I love flying helis so much, that me and my big mouth cost me 25% of my months pay... and i'm still not quiet about it Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After 30 years....."show me the money"! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Job satisfaction first the Money will usually follow.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Job satisfaction is an important issue in any job, however money is equaly important. I have been happy with my job for many years now but not so happy with the money. I keep hearing the money will usually follow but have not seen it yet. I think we are our own worst enemy when it comes to how much we make. Oh well some day we will make what we are worth. I will be dead and gone by then I fear Crying or Very sad lol. Happy and safe flying to all.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helilog56 wrote:
After 30 years....."show me the money"! Wink


Amen, Brother...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After more than 40 years - give me the interest! Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More than 40 years???!!!

My God - you must have started flying one of Da Vinci's sketches! Wink

Seriously though - you must have flown some types over the years - no wonder you have soggy boxers. What was your first type?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a few jobs in the years since first solo (1969) and on a couple of occasions, I have taken a pay cut to take on a job with more satisfaction than the one I held at the time.

But I must say that despite getting more enjoyment after the change, the realities of life were such that the longing and need for more cash soon arose. In some cases, the pay went up with time, although I was still way behind where I would have been if I stuck with the previous job.

Being happy in your job is important, but it doesn't pay the mortgage (or the kids' education, or for the divorce!) Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Satisfaction is very important but you can't eat it and it won't keep you warm when it's -30 C .
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:42 pm    Post subject: Both!!! Reply with quote

I'm fortunate to have the best job in aviation!!
I've been flying for Stanford University Hospital's LIFE FLIGHT program for almost eight years now. The job satisfaction is very high and I've made a good living doing it!!!

It's a difficult question in that most professionals truly enjoy thier work, but life is expensive and companies have taken advantage of our collective willingness to work for less than we know in our hearts we are worth.

I don't subscribe to the "Do what you love and the money will follow." mentality. Company CFO's love that kind of employee! Do what you love. Do it as best you can. Be a professional. Demand what your worth and be willing to stand up for it. Even if it means leaving!!

Having said all that, I know that this wonderful job could go away tomorrow.
But I like to remind myself... I was looking for a job when found this one!!

FLY SAFELY !!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well said AJ, RD, AC. Job satisfaction is important if you want to enjoy it while you do it safely. Part of the job satisfaction is the amount of cash you have to spend in your off time on important stuff like beer, women and song!!

To fly is heaven, but to hover is divine!!

The sky is not the limit!!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My answer would have to be both - money and job satisfaction.

It's about time that operators understood that outside of their world is the real world and pilots are normal citizens with normal needs and one of these is money. Enough of the romance of being a helo driver and pay us what we are worth and then there will be less whinging!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you're joking me.. pilots are real people??? and need money.

mum always says whats the difference between god and a pilot?? god knows hes not a pilot. Laughing Laughing

she is allowed to comment, shes married to a pilot and her son is a pilot.

seriously tho after lots of thought i went into the family business, of flying, for the money. any job has great days and bad days(paper work, rules, regulations, blah, blah, blah), as long as there are more good than bad then its a good job.

so far so good, for me, however as an operator, it all comes down to money, otherwise no point being in business. As a pilot job satisfaction is important. so guess i will sit on the fence for this one.
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