I know the company is busy right now , but I don't understand why they can't go to the FAA and get a waiver for pilots that own their own iPad to be able to, AT A MINIMUM, carry the company manuals on their iPad and remove them from their flight cases. That would get rid of at least 10 lbs. right there. I gotta say, my shoulder is getting screwed up as well. And I think it's just from pulling 60+ lbs. of dead weight through CARPETED terminals all the time. I'm on the verge of investigating surgery.
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Employees moral, shoulder and back injuries and quality of life are probably far down the list.
Sometimes a company should do something because it's the right thing to do.
(This is only my opinion and does not constitute any detailed information)
And yet, they are still paying me benefits to sit out for around 18 months and having to pay another pilot to fly/work what I could be working if I wasn't injured. Seems to me paying two people to do the same job costs more money than making our jobs easier and less prone to injuries. But then again, I'm just a dumb@$$ line pilot, what could I possibly know except how to read a manual, fly the plane and submit to being micromanaged?
For you guys that are currently out, could you explain how the pay works? I assume they first take all of your sick time, second all of your accrued vacation, third OJI bank, and then LTD starts?
Do you get 75 hours per month until LTD starts? I understand LTD is 55% of your income. How do they calculate that? Is it based on last year's W2, or 55% of your current payrate times 75 hours per month?
I posted this in another ipad thread, but we really need our insurance companies to start putting pressure on the company to buy these things, cause they are the ones paying when we go out on OJI.