I was digging through old email folders and I stumbled upon the clusterfuck thread between myself, payroll, and the pilot’s union when I was at Colgan circa summer 2011. Literally all I was asking was to be paid in full and on time per the contract and I was getting the fucking run around from everyone. We’re talking thousands of dollars in the balance of which I was shorted and no one seemed to really care or understand what was very clear contractual language. What infuriates me in hindsight is how absurdly polite and understanding I was being when I should have been outright indignant. I was starry eyed at my first airline job and whatnot, but good lord, what a terribly run and now extinct company.
Anyway, I got certified on two more sectors today. It’s not a raise but it does put me halfway through my D side certifications, which keeps me on track for being done with this half of training prior to the wedding. And as frustrating as training here can be, reading through these old emails has made me realize how much better I have it now than it was at that fucking dog and pony show airline.