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Hacker last won the day on December 31 2020

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  1. I want to do the least amount of work for the most pay in the shortest time period. I don't understand the desire to do the "most amount of work" if the pay for less work over the same period is the same.
  2. Honest question: why is this ("density") an attractive attribute? I completely understand the attraction to commutable schedules, as well as having schedules which both maximize pay and time off simultaneously. However, "density" implies a lot of work in a short period of time. Personally, I want to do as little as possible for as much pay as possible in a given unit of time. I want to maximize my credit-hour density, and not my actual work density. In other words, let's say we're talking about a 5-day stretch that is worth 35 hours of pay. Credit being equal between the two, I'd r
  3. That is the best management logic for not giving a great paying contract that I've ever read.
  4. 17 years to the month later. Nice.
  5. Here's hoping some of that huge Rogan audience decides to buy copies.
  6. I did a stint at CPZ, too, after I retired non-current and had a great time yanking gear and hanging out with the 20-something Capts and FAs as an ol' 40-something dude. I enjoyed every day except payday; made under $17,000 my first year. Most importantly, learned a ton about 121 operations that made the leap to the majors much easier than it would have been directly from Big Blue's loving arms.
  7. I never bought into this new-agey idea that profanity is somehow not professional. It is just one of the tools in the professional's toolbox. One that can be highly effective. What is unprofessional is when that tool is improperly used, and unfortunately it often is.
  8. Clearly you/her and I have very different definitions of "taking care of our airmen."
  9. Ya gotta admit, though, his FB post that started it was pretty damn funny.
  10. When you see people blame "the cancer in AF leadership" for the retention debacle, this is one of the cornerstones of that cancer. At some point in the last 20 years, it became fashionable for commanders to be as "tough" on mistakes made by their subordinates as possible, in a combination of showing they're "no tolerance" or whatever and in an attempt to never allow themselves to be questioned by their superiors about a decision they made. CYA, essentially. Which, obviously, is a 180-degree turn from where AF leaders once were, mentoring and protecting their subordinates and being s
  11. My violence is "principled", and your violence is "terrorism". Protest should make people uncomfortable....unless those people are elected representatives of the people, in which case it is illegal.
  12. Hate to say it, but if you want to talk about "fundamentals", just about all the major passenger airline stocks that have been artificially kept aloft for the last 10 months are kind of short on "fundamentals" as well. Trying to play that card to somehow make the Gamestop and AMC price increases invalid is thoroughly intellectually dishonest.
  13. Yep...and all of the failing banks and investment houses that were bailed out with taxpayer money in 2008 were also not based on anything fundamental. Still gets back to manipulation being okay for a certain group of people, but not okay for others.
  14. I think this will be the fuze that really kicks off the next hiring spree -- not just at DAL, but industry-wide due to numerous places offering or incentivizing early retirements during COVID. There's a lot of pent-up demand that is hiding under COVID fears and governmental restrictions. What remains to be seen is if how rapidly that demand is allowed to translate into ticket sales.
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