Originally Posted by Precontact
Don't channel your anger at our union.
I'm sorry but thats what I am talking about. I am not angry at the union, nor the pilot group. Anytime anyone furloughed disagrees with the EB or the status quo we are seen as being angry, or making waves. I didnt make this bed, but I am sleeping in it. I disagree with some of the decisions, but that doesn't mean I think that it was the IPA's fault. Ultimately, it was UPS's decision to do so, but I think we made it a bit easier for them by attacking their coveted work force in the manner and the time frame we did.
You may or may not know that individually we have been told things like what I posted. You'll be recalled on THIS DATE not some vague timeframe, THIS DAY. The pri 3 will be done at the end of THIS MONTH. Now that's something we don't have any control over, yet finite dates are given. The furlough WONT go past this number. Riddle me this? How would you feel if those things were told to you?
I only knew BM for a short period, but I was never told anything like that. I was told that "these people WILL furlough you" actually I think it was something like they are crazy enough to do it. Anyway, I believed him while everyone else was blowing smoke up my ass. I can't tell you how many senior captains told me they would NEVER furlough, yet here we are. BM told me one other thing, if they did make it to an actual furlough it would be a LONG time before I saw the inside of the walls again. He also fully supported the MOU, and has been right so far.
Now that UPS has a taste of us on the street and is padding their FQS workforce under the guise of retirements we are truly screwed. I believe that once they get a taste of being able to hire with no backlash (nothing in the contract to stop them, and we are not making much of a wave either) they will continue to do so.
I disagree with your assessment that the timing was correct, I think it was horrible. But again, these are opinions, and unless you have a time machine it is all hypothetical, here we are.