or if there are unfilled openings. a lot of these bases are just "phony jobs." look up the term, a.k.a. "bullsh * t jobs," it's a thing nowadays.
bases are put in to provide outlets for money to be invested. the holding companies and parent corporations are awash with money. it has to be invested somewhere. so things get done, for which, there's no real need. it shows the flag, and hey, maybe it pulls a little market share from the competition.
but if there are open shifts, nobody cares, chances are there won't be a call anyway and if there is, well, some folks (not naming names, that would be against the r.o.e., dontcha know) just turn it down "for weather!" ...yeah right.
so, maybe, some of the "good guys" get tired and leave? best thing that ever happened, as far as the company is concerned. he was probably pulling down the big bucks and his replacement--that is, if he gets replaced--is gonna be making 56k and 5 days vacation, as the ubiquitous lad always chimes in on here.
in other words, the company has save a bundle by replacing him.
haa is going to undergo a contraction, all the signs point to it--if from no other cause, it will do so as a result of the coming big recession--oh yeah, we're overdue for one of those recurring events of capitalism and all the signs point to it coming soon, and being a doozy. there was a dot.com bubble and a housing bubble, what, you don't think there could be a helicopter bubble?
look, if there really was a pilot shortage or if unfilled slots were a problem for the big money boys, i can assure you, the solution would be in place before the sun went down tomorrow. the fact that it's not just shows you that as far as the big money is concerned, it's no problemo.
now go ahead with your heritage foundation talking points refutation of all of the above. troublesome thing though, what you guys have been conditioned to bray in response just don't never seem to line up with what we see happenin' in front of our eyes at street level. wonder what's up with that??