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(SFGate)   Welcome aboard Republic Airlines, this is your pilot speaking. We'll be departing Washington for Charlotte and Kansas City as soon as I'm done torturing and murdering my CEO and his family   (m.sfgate.com) divider line 62
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-11 10:11:54 AM  
I'm not familiar with Republic. Does the CEO deserve to be tortured and murdered?
 
2014-02-11 10:13:35 AM  
May I have an extra packet of nuts, please?
 
2014-02-11 10:14:00 AM  

ZAZ: I'm not familiar with Republic. Does the CEO deserve to be tortured and murdered?


It's a CEO. Deserve has everything to do with it.
 
2014-02-11 10:14:39 AM  
Republic Airlines is still a thing?  Is Piedmont still around too?
 
2014-02-11 10:15:44 AM  
Well.. Talk about not following through with your plans! He wrote multiple letters saying he was going to do it.. Nothing. What a loser!.. Yeah, I'm going to workout today.. And tomorrow.

/glad he didn't follow through.
 
2014-02-11 10:16:06 AM  

ZAZ: I'm not familiar with Republic. Does the CEO deserve to be tortured and murdered?


Not more so than others. He at least did the job of some of his employees, though obviously not pilot.
 
2014-02-11 10:17:43 AM  

ZAZ: I'm not familiar with Republic. Does the CEO deserve to be tortured and murdered?


Republic Airlines doesn't fly under its own name. It flies puddle jumpers for subsidiaries of the big airlines. The big airlines  find it cheaper to outsource these operations to Republic. Given  how  cheap the big guys are when it comes to employees, it's likely that to be cheaper and make it worthwhile for both companies, Republic must cut an awful lot of corners, most of which probably impact employees directly.
 
2014-02-11 10:18:58 AM  

bighairyguy: Republic Airlines is still a thing?  Is Piedmont still around too?


This a different Republic Airlines than the one from the 80s.

FTA: A former Republic Airlines pilot has pleaded guilty to threatening to torture and kill the company's CEO and his family.

Was that wrong? Should I have not done that? I tell ya, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started....
 
2014-02-11 10:19:16 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-11 10:19:46 AM  
EngineerAU: ...It flies puddle jumpers for subsidiaries of the big airlines...

static1.wikia.nocookie.net
NO WAI

/that's a pilots dream - almost like it knows what you're thinking
 
2014-02-11 10:19:48 AM  

ZAZ: I'm not familiar with Republic.


Republic operates planes for many other airlines.  I believe they were operating many of the Midwest Express flights I was on several years back.  Their website says they also operate American Eagle and a few others.
 
2014-02-11 10:21:17 AM  

ZAZ: I'm not familiar with Republic. Does the CEO deserve to be tortured and murdered?


Let's just say he picked the wrong week to give up arsenic.
 
2014-02-11 10:21:47 AM  
I'm not hearing a "why" in the article.  I really want to know what prompted a pilot to threaten death on not only a person but everyone around him.

People don't do this for no reason, you know.  That reason may be deluded and crazy, but it's still a reason.
 
2014-02-11 10:24:39 AM  

ohsoferrety: EngineerAU: ...It flies puddle jumpers for subsidiaries of the big airlines...

[static1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x478]
NO WAI

/that's a pilots dream - almost like it knows what you're thinking


I'm thinking of a turkey sandwich.
 
2014-02-11 10:24:46 AM  
$250, 000 dollar fine. what do pilots make? who gets that money?
 
2014-02-11 10:25:34 AM  
Republic has singlehandedly destroyed thousands of pilots careers.  Lots of divorces, bankruptcies, etc.  They've screwed their pilots real bad over the last few years.  Forced moves across the country and back again, paying their first officers $20-30k/yr.  Buying out other airlines (Midwest/Frontier) and then imposing new contracts on those pilots, etc.

He absolutely shouldn't have done it.  But, for those asking why... well... that airline is full of a bunch of mad pissed off pilots.  Throw in a little personal crazy and you have this.
 
2014-02-11 10:25:36 AM  
i151.photobucket.com
For the kids- you didn't know the definition of loud until you were in one of these bad boys. Made it hard to listen to your 8-track for a day after or so.

/still used to get a meal between Oshkosh and Minneapolis
 
2014-02-11 10:28:39 AM  
We may have to pay for a trial and potentially feed, cloth, and supervise this dumbass for up to five years?
 
2014-02-11 10:29:19 AM  

ChrisDe: This a different Republic Airlines than the one from the 80s.


That explains it.

Still merits mention..

Thank you Republic Airlines, what a joy to the musician you are
What a zest you add to pedestrian skies
It was boring to be flying where the wild goose flies
But the tedium was broken by your wonderful surprise
When you broke the neck on my guitar.

Thank you Republic Airlines, for splintering the neck on my guitar
My guitar case was so strong that nothing could go through it
Way to go, Republic, only you could do it.

Crash Bang, Republic Airlines, in the field of demolition you're a star
For you took it as a challenge when I turned in my case
And you saw the Fragile stickers glued all over the place
May a team of mad flamenco dancers do to your face
What you did to the neck of my guitar
There could be no greater satisfaction than if
You should be the next to go the way of Braniff!


(they did).

For the life of me I could not find this on YouTube, alas.
 
2014-02-11 10:30:27 AM  

Evil Mackerel: ohsoferrety: EngineerAU: ...It flies puddle jumpers for subsidiaries of the big airlines...

[static1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x478]
NO WAI

/that's a pilots dream - almost like it knows what you're thinking

I'm thinking of a turkey sandwich.


www.bostonmediadomain.comMaybe when the plane lands.
 
2014-02-11 10:31:14 AM  
Facing 5 years in prison for writing a strongly worded letter to a CEO...

There are convicted rapists walking the streets, first time drug offenders doing 9 months, Alcoholics with 15 DUIs still behind the wheel, and countless other legal atrocities, but screw with a CEO and you'll find yourself in the box faster than meth-head on commissary day...
 
2014-02-11 10:31:48 AM  

ohsoferrety: ZAZ: I'm not familiar with Republic. Does the CEO deserve to be tortured and murdered?

Not more so than others. He at least did the job of some of his employees, though obviously not pilot.


Woah... What's with the text under that picture? Clearly, these amps go to 11.

Frontier Airlines CEO Bryan Bedford on &a mp;a mp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Undercover Boss&a mp;a mp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; (CBS
 
2014-02-11 10:34:42 AM  

T-Servo: [i151.photobucket.com image 625x412]
For the kids- you didn't know the definition of loud until you were in one of these bad boys. Made it hard to listen to your 8-track for a day after or so.

/still used to get a meal between Oshkosh and Minneapolis


Socialism!
 
2014-02-11 10:36:57 AM  
"Threatened murder"? They din't give out a Nobel prize for "threatened chemistry," do they?
 
2014-02-11 10:39:54 AM  

CeroX: Facing 5 years in prison for writing a strongly worded letter to a CEO...

There are convicted rapists walking the streets, first time drug offenders doing 9 months, Alcoholics with 15 DUIs still behind the wheel, and countless other legal atrocities, but screw with a CEO and you'll find yourself in the box faster than meth-head on commissary day...


1%ers don't like to have their jimmies rustled.
 
2014-02-11 10:39:55 AM  
Walker faces up to five years in federal prison without parole and a $250,000 fine.

Come bail me out guys.
 
2014-02-11 10:40:45 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: "Threatened murder"? They din't give out a Nobel prize for "threatened chemistry," do they?


No, but if you think about chemistry, and write down those thoughts, you could get a noble prize for it.

/well, probably not you specifically
 
2014-02-11 10:41:44 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: "Threatened murder"? They din't give out a Nobel prize for "threatened chemistry," do they?


is there much difference between that and "theoretical physics"?
 
2014-02-11 10:44:01 AM  
can we turn this into a regional airline pay crap wages thread?

/pay scale at republic
//good luck posting bond with these figures
///take the hourly rate and put three zeros behind it...that is annual pay
 
2014-02-11 10:45:34 AM  
Torturing?  Did the pilot threaten to put the CEO on one of Republic's flights?
 
2014-02-11 10:47:30 AM  

Outlaw2097: can we turn this into a regional airline pay crap wages thread?

/pay scale at republic
//good luck posting bond with these figures
///take the hourly rate and put three zeros behind it...that is annual pay


Pilots only get paid for hours they're actually flying.  So those hourly wages look a lot better than they actually are.

At the average, guaranteed pay of 75hrs/mo, the highest paid first officer/copilot at republic is making $33,300/year.  That even applies to someone who has been there for years and years.  New pilots are starting at $20,700/year.
 
2014-02-11 10:49:41 AM  

Outlaw2097: can we turn this into a regional airline pay crap wages thread?

/pay scale at republic
//good luck posting bond with these figures
///take the hourly rate and put three zeros behind it...that is annual pay


Yeah, pilots that don't work directly for the big players are paid terribly. It is kind of a way of 'paying dues' in order to get enough hours in to get hired by Delta or American. Most don't, so just remember that when flying on those little planes. The pilot is probably just as pissed-off as this guy.
 
2014-02-11 10:49:53 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: "Threatened murder"? They din't give out a Nobel prize for "threatened chemistry," do they?


You're not familiar with Al Gore.
 
2014-02-11 10:50:21 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: "Threatened murder"? They din't give out a Nobel prize for "threatened chemistry," do they?


Does he speak German? No one who speaks German could be an evil man.
 
2014-02-11 10:53:04 AM  
Okay but don't take too long I'm in a hurry
 
2014-02-11 10:55:41 AM  
To be fair, anyone that has had to fly through Kansas City International on business has a legitimate claim for wanting to murder their boss.  That airport is a hell hole.
 
2014-02-11 11:01:57 AM  

95629: Outlaw2097: can we turn this into a regional airline pay crap wages thread?

/pay scale at republic
//good luck posting bond with these figures
///take the hourly rate and put three zeros behind it...that is annual pay

Pilots only get paid for hours they're actually flying.  So those hourly wages look a lot better than they actually are.

At the average, guaranteed pay of 75hrs/mo, the highest paid first officer/copilot at republic is making $33,300/year.  That even applies to someone who has been there for years and years.  New pilots are starting at $20,700/year.


For reference, if you work 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, at the Federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, you would make $15,080 dollars a year.  Obviously, fewer hours worked here, but, yeah...
 
2014-02-11 11:05:49 AM  

ohsoferrety: Evil Mackerel: ohsoferrety: EngineerAU: ...It flies puddle jumpers for subsidiaries of the big airlines...

[static1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x478]
NO WAI

/that's a pilots dream - almost like it knows what you're thinking

I'm thinking of a turkey sandwich.

[www.bostonmediadomain.com image 850x637]Maybe when the plane lands.


Low mileage pit-woofy sir?
 
2014-02-11 11:09:52 AM  

95629: Outlaw2097: can we turn this into a regional airline pay crap wages thread?

/pay scale at republic
//good luck posting bond with these figures
///take the hourly rate and put three zeros behind it...that is annual pay

Pilots only get paid for hours they're actually flying.  So those hourly wages look a lot better than they actually are.

At the average, guaranteed pay of 75hrs/mo, the highest paid first officer/copilot at republic is making $33,300/year.  That even applies to someone who has been there for years and years.  New pilots are starting at $20,700/year.


Yeah, regional pilots get screwed pretty hard. I'm reasonably close to the first officer pay cap and I'm flying a three seat eggbeater.
 
2014-02-11 11:20:18 AM  

CeroX: Facing 5 years in prison for writing a strongly worded letter to a CEO...

There are convicted rapists walking the streets, first time drug offenders doing 9 months, Alcoholics with 15 DUIs still behind the wheel, and countless other legal atrocities, but screw with a CEO and you'll find yourself in the box faster than meth-head on commissary day...


This jumped out at me, too.

I wonder, though, what type of sentence he should realistically expect.

Maybe I'm missing something, but this sounds more like 1000 hours of community service, a $2500 fine, and court ordered therapy to me.
 
2014-02-11 11:31:16 AM  
WTF is wrong with that SF Gate web site? You'd think with all the web savvy people down there they would find one to do some design.
 
2014-02-11 11:38:36 AM  

WelldeadLink: Needlessly Complicated: "Threatened murder"? They din't give out a Nobel prize for "threatened chemistry," do they?

You're not familiar with Al Gore.


Making fun of Al Gore? Are you from the past?
 
2014-02-11 11:43:54 AM  

Walker: Walker faces up to five years in federal prison without parole and a $250,000 fine.

Come bail me out guys.


I'm throwing tree fiddy in the pot.
 
2014-02-11 11:57:12 AM  

CeroX: Facing 5 years in prison for writing a strongly worded letter to a CEO...

There are convicted rapists walking the streets, first time drug offenders doing 9 months, Alcoholics with 15 DUIs still behind the wheel, and countless other legal atrocities, but screw with a CEO and you'll find yourself in the box faster than meth-head on commissary day...


One of these things is not like the others.
 
2014-02-11 11:57:55 AM  

Queensowntalia: ChrisDe: This a different Republic Airlines than the one from the 80s.

That explains it.

Still merits mention..

Thank you Republic Airlines, what a joy to the musician you are
What a zest you add to pedestrian skies
It was boring to be flying where the wild goose flies
But the tedium was broken by your wonderful surprise
When you broke the neck on my guitar.

Thank you Republic Airlines, for splintering the neck on my guitar
My guitar case was so strong that nothing could go through it
Way to go, Republic, only you could do it.

Crash Bang, Republic Airlines, in the field of demolition you're a star
For you took it as a challenge when I turned in my case
And you saw the Fragile stickers glued all over the place
May a team of mad flamenco dancers do to your face
What you did to the neck of my guitar
There could be no greater satisfaction than if
You should be the next to go the way of Braniff!

(they did).

For the life of me I could not find this on YouTube, alas.


Thank you, Tom Paxton. I looked for it, too. Maybe I'll create a video for that song and upload it for the next time we have a thread about an abusive airline.

/ Probably ought to hurry
 
2014-02-11 12:08:40 PM  
WTFark is with these "WTFark" ads?  "Welcome to Fark" aside, these things are just plain boorish and unfunny.
 
2014-02-11 12:11:16 PM  

TanHamster: WTFark is with these "WTFark" ads?  "Welcome to Fark" aside, these things are just plain boorish and unfunny.


So nothing has changed at Fark TV, is what you're saying.
 
2014-02-11 12:15:39 PM  

T-Servo: [i151.photobucket.com image 625x412]
For the kids- you didn't know the definition of loud until you were in one of these bad boys. Made it hard to listen to your 8-track for a day after or so.

/still used to get a meal between Oshkosh and Minneapolis


North Central's Blue Goose!
 
2014-02-11 12:15:40 PM  
What is in the water in Faribault?
 
2014-02-11 12:36:39 PM  
95629:
At the average, guaranteed pay of 75hrs/mo, the highest paid first officer/copilot at republic is making $33,300/year.  That even applies to someone who has been there for years and years.  New pilots are starting at $20,700/year.

if this pilot shortage is real they will keep shoving these people over the min guarantee.  regardless, the pay is before taxes and factoring in paying off loans to get to this 'stage' of their career.

/and by paying off i mean taking forebearance
 
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