I agree, I'm not going to change my 4 days of working out of the month. It sucks because of the surge, but it's still extra dough and I don't have to put on a silly uniform and kiss some supervisor's butt.Part timers take...
I think the pay cut is horrible just like everyone else. Gonna miss surge as much as anybody since Friday night surge was my bread and butter.
But as a part timer, I have no intention of changing my routine.
There were Friday nights where it was just slow and didn't surge at all. I still came away feeling ok about my night.
It's still a few extra bucks in my pocket.
There are a lot opportunities. One of my former students works with me now... got his degree and all the ratings, came to work here as a CFI, built time, now flying Pilatus and King Air and probably will get to fly the Citation CJ3 soon enough. He has enough time to go with an airline, but is enjoying his job right now and making good money, more than a first officer makes at a regional.It's getting bad. They keep raising the retirement age but it aint helping. Pilot is the best industry to be in right now. My GI bill is paying 100% of my flight training and bachelor degree in aeronautics, with a housing allowance. Cant complain.