So I just checked my airline announcements.....final bid award just came out. I'm no longer getting displaced. If you recall I was displaced by just ONE number. After reviewing the bids and such I can only assume mistakes were found allowing that one number to no longer push me out.
Is this good news? Well for the most part yes. I keep the higher pay, avoid long term training and don't have to remember how to read steam gauges (the plane I was displacing to did not have a full glass cockpit). The bad part is.....I'm still THE junior man. I will have airport standby for the foreseeable future. At least I still have a job.
Now a little humor:
Basic rules of flying:
1. Try to stay in the middle of the air.
2. Do not go near the edges of it.
3. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.