Your so right, we have taken paycuts. Our pay-in for insurance alone was a cut. Our staffing has always been low, and now pretty much FAA minimums on all flights (pretty close too on International). I always laugh when I hear American's FA BI
(*^ and moan about having to fight for the 12th FA
on the 777. Could you picture them working our 747 with 12, they would die two hours into the flight.
A 10% pay cut to a Flight Attendant means not being able to pay his/her mortgage/rent. Not being able to eat dinner sometimes. A 10% to a Pilot means no new jet ski this summer. No extra summer vacation. They wont be able to play golf every weekend. It is no were close to what 10% to FA
's would be.
Since 9/11 our duties have increased...between the staffing issues, doing a lot more with less...the guys and gals up front, their work load has not increased at all!
So when a Pilot starts their "we all need to take a cut", sorry remind them, we have...and any more to us would be financially disastrous.