pretty much what he said above.
I go out and do stuff after work, I Just cant be drinking.
As he said, you are responsible for getting your days covered and if there is no backup pilot well you’re SOL.
you get 44 hours of PTO the first year, 88 the second and then is doesn’t change for like 10 years.
If your backup pilots aren’t available and you need vacation then you can put in a leave request to have them find someone but that doesn’t work out then same deal, you’re SOL
They pay like a mom and pop company like how they started out, and pay raises can be far and in between.
In my opinion the company is really dated, they have a terrible online site for logs and forms, which Is pain, but not as much paper work as I hear as is in EMS. The majority of the aircraft and equipment is old, some ships are straight up old POS. The pay in my opinion is lacking, essentialy a 12&2 schedule, on call 24/7, all but 4 days a month they want you within an hour of the airport. That is the kicker for me, I’m not local so going to my true home isn’t possible.
Overall, if you can find a base that is within and hour of where you want to be living then do it for sure. I’m not but I have an alright ship, the photographer is good so I’ll stick around for a bit. Lots of the guys have been at the company for years so if you can get in the right ship and area then it would be a good career