Friday, May 07, 2010

British Airways......

The average salary of someone doing this job is £29,000:

These chaps start at £17,000:

'What the hell did you think the gun was for, huh? Show-and-tell? Look, you'll get over it - all right, they'll send you to BSS, you'll do all that Buddhist "I love and revere all sentient beings" crap; then at o'dark-thirty, next time you're up, you will drag your weary, fried ass out of bed, you will put on your gun and your vest, and you will do it all over again. You know why? Because this is a front row seat to the greatest show on earth. Can you abuse it? Yes, sir - you can, and you will; I guarantee it. Because it is relentless, and it gets to you, and it seems like it changes nothing. But a day like today, with some interesting capers, and a few good arrests? That's good. But every once in a while, you get to take a bad guy off the streets for good... and that, my friend, is God's work. So now you wanna be a pussy and quit, you quit. You're a cop because you don't know how not to be one. If you feel that way, you're a cop. If you don't, you're not - you decide.'

Officer John Cooper, Southland.


At 2:16 AM, Anonymous wattyler said...

Which does not prove that the Airways staff are overpaid but that the squaddies are badly underpaid. That is a relatively small differential compared to others that can be found.

At 4:13 PM, Blogger Joe90 said...

Maybe so, but sill, striking when you are on 30K a year? I don't understand it.

At 1:00 AM, Anonymous jfo said...

Why have you compared these figures: "the average salary of cabin crew" vs "the starting wage of an soldier"? I am on your side, but I think you may have misrepresented the facts here. Cabin crew starting salaries doesn't usually break £20k, you will find that most junior first officers (co-pilots) will be taking home far less than £29k each year (before tax) due to the crippling debt that training usually incurs, that is even when working for British Airways.


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