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TJSmitty

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Unread post05 Sep 2007, 20:02

Hey,

If it wasn't for us pointy-heads, all of you CC's would have to kick their own chocks.....

BTW, our truck could sleep 10!!! between the card games, of course :D :lol: :D :lol:

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Unread post05 Sep 2007, 21:45

The 162FW in Tucson is looking for (quality) F-16 crew chiefs. Job announcements should be posted soon
http://www.az.ngb.army.mil/hro/jobs.htm keep checking the website.
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Unread post06 Sep 2007, 03:04

when they offer (quality) money maybe they will get (quality) crewchiefs.
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Unread post06 Sep 2007, 03:09

Hey ViperKeeper, I was in the 162nd and i'll tell you there are plenty of Quality crew cheifs in that unit getting paid what they get paid. WG-10/12 ain't that bad.
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Unread post06 Sep 2007, 03:10

it is way off brother.. look up average pay for a **yr A&P.
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Unread post06 Sep 2007, 03:29

Your right man could always be better, but the biggest percentage dont have an A&P. Not that they cant get one, its just they dont need one.
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Unread post06 Sep 2007, 05:14

I worked on civilian aircraft for awhile. I am a Avionics specialist with an A/P and FCC license. Was making 20 dollars any hour back in 93. The problem is its either feast or famine. Your maxed out. Or your laid off. There's no middle ground.

When I worked as a contractor. You make a little more money. But you have to move every year. I went Federal early in 2001. After 911 a lot of guys in aviation lost their jobs. The ones who didn't had a cut in pay.

If your still looking for a job. They are hiring C-17 and KC-135 guys at March in California. Easy work compared to F-16. And a 30 percent pay increase from what I was making at Homestead. And the cost of living is less than in Miami.
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Unread post06 Sep 2007, 07:17

cloudtl. Hi there. Sorry to hear about the job. Same problem here. Had to leave the army here in South Africa. If someone out there can help me with any work, any place in the world. Has got 28 years of Navy (Gunner and Intel) and Army (Intel) experience. Would appreciate if someone can help. Regards.
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Unread post06 Sep 2007, 07:18

cloudtl. Hi there. Sorry to hear about the job. Same problem here. Had to leave the army here in South Africa. If someone out there can help me with any work, any place in the world. Has got 28 years of Navy (Gunner and Intel) and Army (Intel) experience. Would appreciate if someone can help. Regards.
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Unread post06 Sep 2007, 07:59

MakoWes wrote:I worked on civilian aircraft for awhile. I am a Avionics specialist with an A/P and FCC license. Was making 20 dollars any hour back in 93. The problem is its either feast or famine. Your maxed out. Or your laid off. There's no middle ground.

When I worked as a contractor. You make a little more money. But you have to move every year. I went Federal early in 2001. After 911 a lot of guys in aviation lost their jobs. The ones who didn't had a cut in pay.

If your still looking for a job. They are hiring C-17 and KC-135 guys at March in California. Easy work compared to F-16. And a 30 percent pay increase from what I was making at Homestead. And the cost of living is less than in Miami.


it used to be feast or famine... now everyone is after A&P's .... the first offers will be low ..but most guys I know wont work for less then $30/hr

The first job after the AF I took was for 48k/yr and that is the norm for a Mil/CC with an A&P.
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Unread post06 Sep 2007, 08:46

Reserves are a great alternate to Active Duty. I was Active Duty for four years at Nellis as a Crew Chief and now I'm working out of Elmendorf (which is 15 minutes away from where I enlisted from) as a Reservist and I am loving it. Everyone says we're totally different but we're not. In some cases we are like pay and benefits but they're minor things. One really cool thing about the Reserves is every base for us is a base of preference. Don't like working out of California bu they have slots open in North Carolina? Pack your bags and head on out and stay for as long as you want. I'm probably going to retire here and I have 16 more years to go and all of those years will be spent here in Alaska.
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Unread post06 Sep 2007, 17:09

Cloudtl

The 149th (ANG) in San Antonio needs Crew Chiefs on the line and in phase.

Here's the link.

http://www.agd.state.tx.us/human-resour ... _149-2.htm
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Unread post07 Sep 2007, 04:29

AFNSUCKS

Are you guys wearing BDUS all the time? They just started making us wearing them. Before it was just supervisors. But now its everybody.
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Unread post07 Sep 2007, 14:17

One of my best friends retired same day as I did... Aug 1, 2006. He had an opportunity to work with me for the City of Goldsboro, but chose to jump on-board ComAir as a maintainer. 1 year later, he is laid off and has applied for the job with me.

I loved my time crewing, but I'm not as young as I used to be and was looking forward to a less hectic stable job than aviation maintenance. I work in a Water Plant for the City of Goldsboro - working on a 2nd retirement! The City sent me to school and taught me everything I needed for my state license - the fact that I already had hydraulic and mechanical experience was a bonus... Pumps are pumps, pipes are tubing - water instead of hydraulic fluid (my uniforms are a lot cleaner). The kicker is that of the 10 people working with me, 7 of them are prior Military - 4 of us are retiree's.

Your City and County governments are looking for quality people too!
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almost every city/county retirement system is transferable if (yes "if") you decide to move. The losing city usually cuts a check (your earned pensions) to the gaining city so you are immediatly vested with the new employer.

The funniest thing is that I used to get called in to work because some airman messed up big time - - now i get called into work to figure out why MS Excel won't work on the computer! Those things I hated most as a flight chief, have come around to be one of my biggest assets. City Policy is 2 hours pay just for being called in - - plus whatever time I spend at work to fix the problem.

Guess what I'm really saying is this. Don't get caught up thinking that just because you worked aviation maintenance that you need to have tunnel vision in the job hunting department. Your skills can transfer easily to many things.

Good luck job searching!
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Unread post08 Sep 2007, 21:42

MAKOWES

Yes we are all wearing BDUs now. The commander of the Reserves wants all Reservists to wear BDUs from now on as part of the total force concept. Its so people cant tell us apart from Active Duty guys hence total force. I don't really mind since as soon as we get to work we just put on coveralls any way.
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