Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Reader feedback: Advanced skills deserve more pay

RE: Army pilots fight for better pay, Volume 11, Number 17, May 2 - May 8, 2005

As a military retiree in the USA, there are a couple of things that I do not quite understand here.

First, Slovakia wants a "professional" volunteer military but wants to demote or pay them less than they do now. That's counter productive.

Also, for jobs that require advanced skill levels they do not want to pay more or offer any incentives. Slovakia has a small air force and its biggest competitors are and will continue to be the commercial airlines. That is just like here in the US.

We have had a volunteer military in the USA for many years and the way to fill the ranks with qualified people is not to play games with their livelihoods.

Being a pilot is a dangerous profession and people should be paid accordingly.

Jim Galbavy,
Virginia, USA

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Jaguar will need people from abroad for its Slovakia's plant

HR director Nicci Cook says that she sees women and the long-term unemployed as an untapped resource of the work force for the JLR plant in Nitra.

Nicci Cook

People marched for LGBTI rights in Bratislava

Take a look at the Bratislava Rainbow Pride 2018 that took place on Saturday, July 14.

Begin afresh

I’m not sure if there is a typical Canadian way to get married.

Slovakia to buy F-16 fighter jets. What is wrong with the ministry's analysis?

The Defence Ministry persuaded the government that the American offer is better than the Swedish, but analysts are not convinced.

F-16 fighter jet.