Well lets see......
I work for a MOM and POP business as a charter Captain! I like it, but I have no kids yet.
I get paid well, but I end up paying for it in time gone.
Here is how it goes where I work...
I am a 22 day pilot. This means that I am under contract to be available 22 days a month. But here is the crappy part. Days are deducted from this 22 only when i am working in some sort of capacity for the company. So Lets say like today... I didn't work, but I was "On-Call". Still they consider it a day off.
So lets say now that I fly 22 days in a month, which is rare, but still common. After I reach 22 days, i can Accept or decline a trip. If I take it, than I get paid Double my day rate.
On average, I work 18-20 days a month!
So you might ask, well what is the plus...
Well, I get tips... which last year added up to 2500 dollars. I get to go places that the airlines never go. I have 3 crossings of the Atlantic. 2 type ratings and a 3rd soon!
Oh and I live at home,,, NO COMUTING FOR ME!