Why can a person make more at Burger King than an Airline pilot?
Among the headlines: The flight's 24-year-old first officer, Rebecca Shaw, earned less than $17,000 in 2008, her first year on the job with Colgan Airlines, the Manassas, Va.-based carrier that flies regionally for Continental, US Airways, and United. She earns $8.25 cents an hour to fly an airliner.
Asked By: Erudite. - 5/18/2009
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Folks, there are some real world lessons to be learned... More
Answered By: Jimmbbo - 5/18/2009
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Yeah, and she wasn't very good at it either!
Answered By: Rudy H - 5/18/2009
what newspaper did you see this article in?
Answered By: miked - 5/18/2009
It was Ronald Reagan's idea. It's called the Unregulated Business Environment. It's also called Capitalism. Works every time, right?
Answered By: aviophage - 5/18/2009
I hate when people criticize pilots who were involved in an accident like they even realize what it takes to be a pilot! She was a good pilot I believe but what we know is she wasn't experienced in icing conditions. One can argue that why would an airline put 2 green pilots in such conditions? so before you open your... More
Answered By: Kingsbeeregloser - 5/18/2009
If you had taken the time to read more and understand. You would have seen that she makes $23 an hour, but only gets 70 or less hours a month... More
Answered By: Speed L - 5/18/2009
Sad thing is if all the hospitals banded together and said all new doctors will make poverty wages for the first 4 years they are employed (keep in mind it takes similar amount of debt to be an airline pilot, 40,000 in flight training on top of a 4 year degree) people would freak out to learn the doctor that treated... More
Answered By: Kevin - 5/18/2009
Actually the reegional pilot's earn $17 an hour, but can only fly for a max of 1,000 hours a year for safety reasons... More
Answered By: Gaydos-Thats How I Roll - 5/18/2009
Supply and demand. Nobody dreams of working at Burger King, but quite a few people dream of being an airline pilot. This allows airlines to get away with paying pilots low salaries. Many pilots would work for nothing if forced to and if they could survive that way. As it is, often pilots accept very low salaries just... More
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