Are the really paying that much an hour?I was browsing jobs today, not even aviation jobs, just all jobs, and came across a Naval Aviator job - and I was like, oh to hell with this, basically you have to already be a jet fighter pilot currently to get a jet fighter pilot job. Nowhere to get your foot in the door anywhere; the aviation industry is some kind of bad joke. /end gripe
Then I came across this oddball... you know I click all the oddball jobs.. (right after Chess teacher), and I was like, well, requirements are pretty generic, sounds like if you had a generalist community college education and were responsible, and the type of person that could stay on top of things you could handle it.
BTW, I know where McMurdo Station is at, I watched a Youtube video on it one time, it's at the *** end of the universe in well.. a grey frozen hellscape. I don't even need to look it up to know where it is and all the reasons nobody in their right mind would want to work there - a Snickers Bar would probably cost you $30. But on the other hand, maybe mostly CoronaVirus free?
This seems highly unlikely. The US Air Force has always required pilots to hold commissions, and, with few exceptions, people are not drafted into the officer corps in any of the services. Non-commissioned pilots did exist through WWII in both the Army and the Navy (and a few of them continued into the Air Force), but these slots were highly coveted and, again, it's unlikely anyone was drafted into them. During WWII, the draft primarily existed to put boots into trenches.One person in my family got drafted into the air force and was put into a fighter pilot job.
I think it was a typo on their part, it's probably actually that per week. Die of frostbite and *not* get paid! That would put it in line with their other job they listed, about 5 others from Cargo Loaders to Fire Alarm techs that I found today, and they were less than that or double that PER WEEK. Boy, if you rushed down there on a Greyhound and then a Shrimpin' boat you would of been sorely disappointed!
I really want to build a heavy lift variable collective pitch quad the size of a storage shed with a high power to weight radial (stylin!) or inline aircraft engine (my Rotax 503?) in the center of the H frame. Boeing is now out of the picture. Heavy lift, rescue, construction crane, argricultural, air show, prison yard escape airlift pickup, or badass weapons platform. Whatever you want to use it for. Dual belt fed machine guns, dumb rockets, and a TV guided missle for mine, thank you very much. Just like I use to dogfight and dominate in, in 2142. Those boys *hated* me.
Now that I'm laid off, with no plans to rejoin the human race any time soon lest I drown from my lungs filled with liquid, I'm back to my socially isolated lifestyle. It's weird to see people freaking out and having trouble dealing with being socially isolated, when I've lived that way almost my entire life on a farm. I haven't had to change my behavior one bit to have zero contact. This was exactly how I was living before I started the flower shop job a year ago, right after finishing building the trailer and picking up the Poorgirl (which is still parked in the shop right where I left it).
My ex-coworker and I have to surf the job sites weekly (we call the US job boards collectively the "Ocean of Puke") and submit at least 3 jobs we applied to on the DOL kindergarden form, to qualify for unemployment. Five weeks later and I still haven't gotten the first dime from that process, just bureaucratic requests for more information, but meh I keep at it.
I'm not specifically searching for aviation jobs, because I know there just are none out there (done it before), but every now and then one like this pops up in the list of thousands of crap jobs I scroll through, and I thought I'd post it and ask; I don't know, it sounded like it had reasonable entry paramters to anybody who was a generalist with a college degree. WHICH ALL JOBS SHOULD HAVE. A LOW BAR TO ENTRY. DER. I'm a firm believer that just about anybody can do most any job, if you take 10 minutes to show them how or get them started in the right direction.
I would probably run off and do it if it weren't in Antartica. I told my friend, hey, you want to go to Antartica with me and be a Fire Alarm tech for $1800/hr??? And she was like, "H E double hockey sticks no, not for any amount of money!" I guess Antartica's reputation proceeds it.
Some old guys in aviation preach to me, well, you just got to pound the pavement and tough your way up. Go to school, get an engineering degree, whatever. If you got to sleep in a car in a parking lot to get a job and work all night long well that's just what you got to do. But I'm thinking, wait. This is how the old people in my family got an aviation job and probably you too: One person in my family got drafted into the air force and was put into a fighter pilot job. Another got drafted into the marine corp and was put into an air traffic controller job.
So I'm like wait, the government sends you an ultimatum letter you better comply with backed by the threat of prison, and demands you to work for them against your will, gave you an aptitude test, and then put you through a training program and assigned you a job based on your test results. So basically, Soviet era communism!
Yeah, we don't have that any more, now it's every person for themselves on the job boards where the only thing left is stuff nobody is qualified for. We'll all get a taste of that soon... the grocery stores are about to be just like the job boards, with shelves left with nothing on them nobody wants or can stomach or wants to overpay for.
...... searching for aviation jobs, because I know there just are none out there (done it before)
Yeah, we don't have that any more, now it's every person for themselves on the job boards where the only thing left is stuff nobody is qualified for. ......
The better option would probably be for the OP to quit making intentional posts on the forum to deliberately stir the pot.Guys, if you don't like Choppergirl, read some other thread.