Well, that is one way to retain pilots.
In flight testing, I was trained in f/a evacuation duties. It didn't take that long.
When I look at what training a pilot has and what training a F/A requires, it looks like only a day or two of training is required:https://airlinecareer.com/expect-flight ... -training/
This is a cold move. But this is preserving skilled, hard to replace labor, at the cost of semi-skilled labor.
I always look forward to reading your posts and opinions.
Your dalliance with perhaps arming, disarming a door on one type of aircraft, or opening said door in an evacuation is hardly respective of cabin crew evacuation duties. Furthermore the yearly recurrent training for my airline is 2 and a half days in class, plus 10 hours online learning and a written workbook that takes at least 4 hours to complete. Ninety percent is the pass mark on written tests, only one "redo" on evacuation drills, of which there are several; land, water, life raft or no life raft, dual exit land and water. If not successful, another full week of remedial training. That is at least four days of "refresher" training yearly after having completed the initial training which takes four weeks for safety training only.
For goodness sake, CPR and AED initial training is at least one day, and any civilian, medical training does not count towards your aviation qualification. Aviation medicine is different from traditional medicine, due to limitations onboard the aircraft according to the many nurses I work with who are cabin crew.
One thing I have noticed in CRM training with the flight deck crews is that we are always learning from one another and the level of respect for each others responsibilities grows each year. Safety is not complete, one group without the other.
To be fair, I realize you are neither a flight deck or cabin crew member. I would ask that you not make assumptions concerning something you are not privy to.