When did 'Pilot' become such a shitty job?
$16k a year?! That's what Rebecca Shaw, co-pilot of that plane that crashed in Buffalo, was making. Hell, I'd a crashed the plane out of spite. I'm not surprised regional airlines aren't exactly the glamor center of aviation, but that's downright obscene. With this insulting pay and having to sleep on couches in airport lounges, it sounds more like a job "Americans just won't do." And the poor girl apparently, though married, lived (with her husband) in her parents house in Seattle, and had to commute to Newark via jumper seats on other flights. As the Fox article indicates, she was paid less than NYC cabbies (and they've got a lot easier commute).