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Old 02-09-2012, 03:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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don't feel bad, I just got that same letter for the 6th time today.
Are you saying you've interviewed SIX times at SWA ?
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You could go to Delta, and have a 10 year upgrade (without ANY growth), and get to fly everything from the 320 to the 747 in the meantime.

I was turned down by SWA about a decade ago, and don't count it as a bad thing, even though I'd be a (junior) captain there if I'd made it.
How much money would you be making as a "junior captain" there versus how much money you're making where you are now?

I'm guessing you weren't a finance major in school?
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You could go to Delta and have an 18-20 year upgrade, make 33 percent less than a pilot at Southwest, work more days than a Southwest pilot, and still think you are better off because the Southwest pilots have to fly the 737 the rest of their careers while you can fly many different airplanes.
Epic!!! You left out the new bucket system though... This post is a reality and will be for the foreseeable future. In 8 years if you get hired you might see a 12 year upgrade, assuming we aren't 7,000 pilots by then. Lots of assumptions, not seeing growth as one of them.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I wouldn't worry too much about it... they have among the worst retirement projections out there of all the major carriers.
Pretty heartless thing to say to a dude who just was turned down for a job.

How does umemployed stack up against our retirement program?

Maybe think of that next time before you hit enter on the keyboard.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:31 PM   #16 (permalink)
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SWA has the luxury of being one of the few companies hiring right now so there's a lot of qualified dudes who aren't getting through the process.

A lot of us SWA guys have been stymied by the system lately too and can't even get dudes who are highly recommended by several pilots through.

Good luck and I hope this economy turns around for all of us.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Pretty heartless thing to say to a dude who just was turned down for a job.

How does umemployed stack up against our retirement program?

Maybe think of that next time before you hit enter on the keyboard.
Heartless? That's as heartless as someone saying in 2000, "Don't worry that United didn't hire you. They are a mess."
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I wouldn't worry too much about it... they have among the worst retirement projections out there of all the major carriers.
80kts,

So since you stated that as a fact, perhaps you can give us verifiable projections. I imagine there were some big adjustments to projections and would like to see them.

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Old 02-09-2012, 04:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Got it today at noon...chin up, pressing on!!


Thank you for your interest in the First Officer position at Southwest Airlines during the October 2011 application window. Southwest is fortunate to receive interest from many qualified Candidates for the limited number of open Pilot positions at a given time. At this time, the October 2011 application window is closed and all interviews have been conducted for our First Quarter 2012 class dates.

After careful consideration, you were not selected at this time to move forward in our hiring process. You are welcome to apply when Southwest has First Officer openings in the future, through www.southwest.com/careers during a future Pilot hiring event.

We wish you success in your career endeavors and thank you again for your interest in Southwest Airlines.
Sorry to see they still haven't worded it better. I am with 1 seat in that we are scratching our heads wondering what personnel is looking at.

Again, did you have a type?

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Old 02-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Also got one. Have the type, have time in type, and currently flying in type.

Waiting for next round. Any rumors?
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