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  •  What's left to cut? (5+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, meralda, schnecke21, JDPITALIA, sable

    Aren't airline workers like, living in their cars in the airport parking lots already?  Aren't pilots making less than $20k a year to start?  How can you reduce wages on these people?  They're already not making enough to live!

    •  If they're making under $20,000 a year, (2+ / 0-)
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      maryabein, sable

      I'm making almost $18,000 a year on Social Security and my teeny little pension from my last job!  Gee, I could be a pilot!

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      by glogrrl on Wed Feb 01, 2012 at 03:11:30 PM PST

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      They are being paid next to nothing as it is.  Anyone who doesn't love the job got out a long time ago.  It was only a few years ago that American negotiated huge concessions from their unions - and then turned around and gave all the executives big bonuses for the effort.  

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      by out grrl on Wed Feb 01, 2012 at 03:19:59 PM PST

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    •  'that flight will be a little late starting.. (2+ / 0-)
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      schnecke21, JDPITALIA

      the pilot has a time scheduling problem with his other job at Home Depot.
      Sorry for the inconvenience.'

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      by KenBee on Wed Feb 01, 2012 at 03:21:50 PM PST

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