Airline pilots in the states make so little, many have to rely on food stamps to get by.
Then I read this:
(Pilots' pay will be cut 23 percent for one year, beginning May 1. After that, pilots will earn 17 percent less than what they're paid now through the six-year contract, said John E. Darrah, president of the 12,500-member Allied Pilots Association. )
Why on earth would anyone want to become, or even stay an airline's pilot?