I'm just getting started out with my PPL. Commercial licensing is a long way off but I think this path is for me...at least I really want it to be. Anyway I am curious about the likelihood of getting hired with low hours and no interest in being a CFI because: 1) I hate teaching and am not good at it 2) I really don't have the funds to carry me very far past the 250 hour requirement for a CPL. The goal is to be the best student I can be, get my CPL at or near 250 hours, and then start making money. Pay doesn't have to be great as I am the resourceful type, but I do gotta eat. Do any jobs typically hire CPL's with an ass greener than emeralds? And/or is it possible to skirt around 300-400 hour requirements through networking? I can't work at a desk much longer.