I looked at it 5 years ago and determined it would take 12 year to break even, or catch up to my HEMS salary. I work 20 minutes from home, and as well as being home every day I have every other week off. With 15 years left in my career I'm glad I stayed in HEMS. Who knows where I would be with the airlines after covid. The wife and kids are happier I stayed home also. The grass is not always greener.