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I Would Rather Be An Armchair CEO  
User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1412 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Read this article today which I thought was well written and balanced. It's painfully truthful and makes one realize that being a CEO of an airline is not for the faint-hearted.


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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16264 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

Quoting 9252fly (Thread starter):
It's painfully truthful and makes one realize that being a CEO of an airline is not for the faint-hearted.

It certainly isn't, but then again being a CEO of anything isn't for the faint hearted. But that said I would much rather be a real CEO versus sitting here second guessing everybody.

Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineHarrisonRuess From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Being the guy at the top is not easy in any situation. At the end of the day, everything that goes wrong (or right, of course) can be layed in some way right at your feet. Particularly when you're heading large company that is in (pretty much) full public view you will feel a great deal of pressure.

But! (and of course there's always a but) That pressure is exactly why a lot of us are in this industry.

Whether you're the CEO, the pilot, ramper, gas man, etc this indutry is always pressure-packed. Pressure to be on time, to land in iffy weather, to get 25 minutes of loading done in 15 minutes, to have everything safe, to keep your customers happy -- and to do all this better/cheaper than the company at the next gate. That direct competition and high-pressure atmosphere is (I would argue) a lot more prevelant in this industry than in others.

It makes for a fantastic challenge on a daily basis.

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