You deserve plenty of credit for having achieved much success by taking a trucking job instead of piloting commercial aircraft. Both are valuable to the country and honourable. I've always said there is no such thing as a bad job if it's honest.Hey Jacques, during the recessionary period of the early 1990's I could not get a flying job and because Eastern Airlines folded the unemployment rate in the Atlanta area was 10%. So I got into trucking.
The first three years I was in a "starter company" and then I moved up to another better company and did three years with them and then I went to a top-notch company and did nine years with them before I retired. If you are a good employee with skills, your skills will move you up$$$
Sort of like the Hostess bakers demanding raises in the middle of a recessionary period. No can do so Hostess had to shutter. Just like the Eastern Airline pilots did to that company twenty years ago. Yep, a lot of good their TRADE UNIONS did for them.
However, you solely blame Hostess and Eastern Airline workers for those companies' demise. Are you a huge shareholder, or the CEO of a huge conglomerate. Reason I ask is you speak like one. When things go wrong, it invariably the workers' fault. NEVER is it bad policy, bad admnistration, incompetence, fraud, etc on the company's part. Oh no, it's all about the ungrateful overpaid workers. Don't you think it's time you started to study the ENTIRE, COMPLETE, TOTAL reasons why companies go belly-up, Rogue? Do it in an impartial manner, and if you do, you'll find there is plenty of fault to go around, ON BOTH THE EMPLOYERS' AND THE EMPLOYEES'. However, and in the final analysis, does the buck not stop at the CEO's and board of directors' desks?