Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:39 am #1698935
cockney steve wrote:The P.C . elephant which everyone is overlooking (avoiding?) is that Melanie is a female.
Apparently, there's an acute shortage of all Commercial (ATPL) Pilots. There's a massive gender imbalance which all the employers are trying to address. I can't remember when I last saw a Commercial Licence training-school advert which didn't show at least one happy female in front-seat attire. (There is usually at least one non-caucasian among the assemblage, as well.)
This would suggest a massive opportunity available to any female wishing to become Commercial Flight - crew.
In this instance, I think "using " gender to her advantage is justified.- seems like all the doors are open, provided the aptitude and application are present.
Absolutely agree with the gender imbalance thing in certain industries. I work in a male dominated industry and recently had a female colleague asking me if she should take a job that had been offered to her because she wasnt sure she was qualified to do it and was concerned she was offered it because of her gender... I certainly put her straight in that regard - she is a very switched on person, I know she could do the job - and suggested she take full advantage of any potential employers recruiting issues... In fact I suspect strongly that in 5-8 years she could well be my boss!!
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Its generally best to make a hole in the sky.......not the ground...